The number of digital 3D cinema screens in Japan was around 30 at the end of 2007, but there are currently more than 50 screens available as the US film “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D” was released on October 25. The number is projected to rise with the expectation of 3D films produced and released in Japan. Q-tec has assessed the needs of production facilities for 3D moviemaking and opened a 3D video editing studio with RealD’s 3D systems. New services such as 2D to 3D conversion and 3D-CG creation will also be offered at the studio.
Q-tec, one of the affiliates of Japan’s largest disc replicator Memory-Tech Group, is a post production service provider with a specialty in image/audio editing. Q-tec also provides various services including planning and production of broadcasting programs and packaged disc media, encoding/authoring and custom press of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, digital remastering/intermediate for films, conversion/compression of data for Internet distribution that supports Video On Demand (VOD) applications, production of CG including 3D-CG, and filming of digital animation.
RealD is the global leader in 3D, bringing the most advanced and enjoyable digital 3D experience to cinemas worldwide. RealD’s next-generation technology, deployed across the world’s largest 3D platform in 27 countries with more than 1,400 installations worldwide, provides a stunningly realistic viewing experience. The impact of 3D upon today’s moviemaking has been compared to the advent of color film when once there was only black and white. Beyond cinema, RealD is the worldwide inventor and provider of key stereoscopic technologies used in science, manufacturing, marketing, and other industries, with thirty years of scientific development behind its systems. RealD’s mission-critical 3D visualization technologies are used by organizations such as NASA, Pfizer, BMW, Boeing and more. For more information, visit www.RealD.com.