“Avatar” sequels will push the boundaries of 3D, thanks to James Cameron & Christie Digital

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The planned Avatar sequels are shaping up to be a state-of-the-art 3D experience.

James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment has renewed a five-year collaboration with Christie Digital to create high-tech, immersive cinema. As part of the deal, Christie will supply one of their new RGB laser projection systems for the Avatar sequels. This means that Cameron’s vision of creating a 3D experience without the need for 3D glasses may be within reach.

RGB laser projection provides bright images at a high frame rate, giving filmmakers the ability to push the boundaries of 3D films. Imagine being able to enjoy bright, crisp, colorful 3D at the movies  — without having to wear those annoying glasses.

In exchange, Lightstorm will share their findings on 3D, high frame rate, color spacing, and high-dynamic range (HDR) with Christie.

Jack Kline, president and CEO of Christie, told reporters, “In addition to the latest in projection technologies, Christie is fully committed to sharing our ongoing research and development efforts, including product roadmaps, with our co-visionary, Lightstorm, so that its productions will repeat the awe-inspiring success of Avatar in the years to come.”

Avatar 2 is scheduled to arrive in theaters on December 18, 2020.

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