In case you've been living in a box - there is a shift towards digital cinema happening in the industry. Film is on the cusp of working its way out of theaters to be replaced by digital 4K "prints" that will save time, costs (over the long run) and hassle for all involved. Whether any of these savings make their way to the theater owners is another story, but the transition is in steady motion. This latest test has super-high definition 4K digital content being encoded with an experimental JPEG 2000 encoder from NTT Network Innovation Labs at 250-400 Mbps and transmitted from the digital cinema laboratory at Keio University in Japan via 15,000 kilometers (roughly 9,000 miles) of gigabit optical-fiber networks to the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Just being able to recite all that makes it cool. Read on for more.
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