PandaVision at Efteling

A 70mm 3D Movie Show
Holland

Efteling is Holland's major theme park that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2002, and a new attraction that opened that year was "PandaVision", developed in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature.

PandaVision at Efteling features a 70mm 3D movie shown on a 20m (65ft) wide silver screen. Electrosonic provided the projection and sound system based on Kinoton projection technology. Two of the automatic rewind projectors run in frame lock, and the film is in the "squarer" 8-perf format, that has a significantly bigger film area.

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The sound is run from a separate source, locked to the film by timecode. A DTS sound source (supplied by nWave Productions) is used, followed by BSS Soundweb DSP equalization. Electrosonic worked with Bose to engineer the loudspeaker/amplifier combination using Bose's Auditioner® technology. This allowed the client to listen to the performance of the proposed sound system before the auditorium was built; an important facility because of the difficult acoustics of the building in which the show is presented.

Most film based attractions have a "pre-show", and PandaVision at Efteling is no exception. The pre-show is based on the use of three 5m × 4m (16ft × 13ft) screens, each served by a Barco 6500 projector. The projectors are in turn sourced by MediaSonic MP9200 High Definition players. The pre-show is mostly based on photographs, so can be likened to an electronic slide show; and it is just this kind of show that benefits from the use of a high resolution source. MediaSonic HD players were a really cost effective solution for this type of application.

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