The negative will be changed in digital HD 5 format and encrypted and put on the centralised server. It will then be up-linked to satellite. The theatre concerned will receive the signals, which in turn will go into the local server and then on to a digital projector. The digital projector would be used for screening on a bright background screen.
Pyramid Saimira’s idea for digital projection of movies seems very very interesting. Not only it reduces the hardship of actually moving the ‘Potti’ around but also a huge savings in printing cost. On the contrary, I don’t see this idea of satellite uplinking to reduce piracy as the Pyramid Saimira company claims. BTW, what is S.Ve.Shekhar and Madan doing in the advisory panel.
If only this is successful, its another baby step towards better quality of cinema in theatres[not content though].