project:syntropy, creator of technology and display solutions for dome cinemas and immersive attractions, has announced that it has added a new video to its YouTube and LinkedIn channels, exploring the difference between 3D, 4D, 5D and 12D cinemas.
“We started using our youtube channel to share videos that can help our clients and newbies in the market to clarify certain doubts that they might have about media-based attractions, such as the difference in the number of Ds in cinemas and dome attractions,” says project-syntropy’s Giulia Barbero.
3D, 4D and more
Technically, space has a maximum of 3-dimensions. 2D cinemas are the regular movie cinemas, and 3D cinemas allow the viewers to wear glasses and see the image in 3-dimensions. However, there is no universal definition for how to define the extra Ds.
Some companies add one D for each special effect that they include in the seats. For instance, vibration, water, wind, and scent. But some use the term 4D for any cinema that has more than 3-dimensions Therefore, the number of Ds a cinema has is not a universal comparison point. It is best to check the technical specifications of the seats, as sometimes a cinema defined as “5D” might have more effects than a “12D” cinema.
project: syntropy develops technologies and solutions for professional simulation and training environments, interactive, immersive attractions as well as multimedia experiences. It combines interactive concepts with immersive technologies for the creation, visualisation and representation of digital virtual content in interactive learning, information and entertainment environments.
Earlier this year, the company celebrated the success of the Qin Palace flying theatre at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian, China; its first flyDome flying theatre attraction with full-dome projection.