Brightness: A laser light source provides substantially more brightness than a xenon bulb, and allows us to fill the Biggest Screen in BC with even sharper and more lifelike images. This is significant for 3D because traditional 3D glasses dim the image. With laser, audiences experience full brightness in 2D and 3D.
Contrast: Contrast is the difference between the whitest white and the blackest black. Filmmakers love it, but it’s been a problem with existing digital projection systems. IMAX has always delivered the greatest contrast but now with laser contrast levels will be substantially higher than ever before. More contrast means more detail in the image, and a heightened level of realism that makes you forget you are watching a movie.
Colour: IMAX with laser allows filmmakers to explore and expand their use of colour. This means a wider gamut of colours, and a more vivid, lifelike image. Audiences can now experience colours that exist in the real world but could never before be shown onscreen.
Sound: IMAX’s next-generation sound system delivers even greater power and precision. The new system has been upgraded to 12 discrete channels plus a beefy sub-bass. We’ve built on our existing system by adding new loudspeakers on the ceiling above the audience, as well as additional ones on the side. Whether you’re hearing a pin drop or feeling the heart-palpating force of a volcano or a rock concert or a thunderstorm – you’re going to have a new kind of visceral sound experience.