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Non-digital film A.K.A. 35mm feature film.
A digital 2D feature film means that you get higher definition and clearer audio as opposed to a 35mm feature film.
A 3D movie is a motion picture that enhances the illusion of depth perception. There is also the option of S3D (stereoscopic 3D), which is known as True 3D. Compared to most 3D films that just only transfer 3D data into a 2D image, True 3D has multiple cameras or the in the case of CGI, the view on the scene must be generated from multiple positions. In addition, the proper technologies must be used to deliver the proper image to the specific eye it is intended for. One of the more prominent films to be released in 3D was James Cameron's “Avatar".
This is the large format with immensely huge screens that a number of movies have started using lately. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems. Since 2002, some feature films have been converted (or upgraded) into IMAX format for displaying in IMAX theatres and some have also been partially shot in IMAX.
Illusion of depth perception enchanced + A technique of widescreen cinematography which produces an image approximately ten times larger than that from standard 35mm film.
Illusion of depth perception enchanced + spatial sound field.
The Auro 11.1 cinema sound format adds two additional layers of sound to the existing 5.1 surround sound layer. It incorporates a height and overhead channel which allow for sound with sound waves coming from every direction. In this way, Auro 11.1 aims to create a realistic and natural immersive audio experience.
Illusion of depth perception enchanced + more immersive sound experience.
This is the latest sound innovation by Dolby Labs, and is the most extreme form of surround sound that you’re likely to find. The number of speakers in surround sound typically come from seven angles: three in the front, two on the side, and two in the back. Atmos sets up dynamic speakers all over the theater from dozens of different angles to create a more immersive sound experience.
Illusion of depth perception enchanced + motion seat.
A D-Box movie takes the moviegoing experience a step further, adding in motion generating systems to the seats.
4K resolution, also called 4K, refers to a display device or content having horizontal resolution on the order of 4,000 pixels. The use of width to characterize the overall resolution marks a switch from previous television standards such as 480i and 1080p, which categorize media according to its vertical dimension. Using that same convention, 4K UHD would be named 2160p.
The omni-theatre at Singapore Science Centre is the world's latest and brightest 8k digital fulldome system. The theatre consists of a massive hemispheric screen, twenty-three metres in diameter. This screen is sixteen metres or about five storeys high, and is made up of 376 pieces of vinyl-coated aluminium panels, covering a surface of 625 m². The material achieves 30% reflectivity, ensuring immense clarity. About 43 million perforations in the screen allow both sound and air-conditioning to pass through to the audience. Stretching 180 degrees horizontal from wall to wall and tilted at a 30-degree angle to the horizon, the screen "wraps" over the audience to cover 80% of a hemisphere so that the images far exceed a person's field of vision.
High frame rate (HFR) refers to motion picture films with frame rates higher than the typical 24 frames per second. HFR jacks it up to 48 frames per second, which creates smoother action and more depth in the images. There is also less strain on the eyes if you are watching in 3D.

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