NanoTech Entertainment has secured the rights to 15 IMAX features and will rework them for 4K internet distribution.
4K Studios, a NanoTech subsidiary, will use its proprietary post production processing technology to stream films originally captured on 70mm film to consumers in 4K. The 70mm format has roughly 18,000 lines of resolution, making it ideal for delivering in the Ultra HD format.
Many of these films have been scanned in 8K resolution and then down-converted to a pristine 4K format and made available to subscribers to Ultra HD network UltraFlix.
The giant screen titles include: Legends of Flight; Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag; Bears; Space Junk; Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs; Arabia and Antarctica.
“The demand for 4K content is growing even faster than analysts originally anticipated, and I’m pleased with how swiftly NanoTech has secured major 4K content deals that I’m sure consumers will get excited about,” said Tom Cosgrove of NanoTech’s content advisory board.
“IMAX Corporation received an Academy Award for its method of filming and exhibiting large-format, wide-angle motion pictures and these giant screen films shot primarily on 70mm film are more than ideal for being delivered in 4K Ultra HD,” said Aaron Taylor, NanoTech's executive vice president of sales and marketing.
“These films looked crystal clear on IMAX and other giant screens up to 100 feet [30m] wide, so when they are shown on TV screens anywhere from 30 to 100-inches, they look simply stunning.”
UltraFlix is available on NanoTech’s Nuvola NP-1 streaming 4K UHD media player and will be available on a variety of other 4K devices and TVs later this year.