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Texas Instruments DLP Cinema Assists on Sin City

Texas Instruments

DLP Cinema

technology, the

digital cinema projection technology deployed in movie

theatres worldwide, assisted the directors and visual

effects team of Miramax’s and Dimension Films’ “Sin

City” during post-production to achieve the desired

comic-book feel of the movie. Directors Robert

Rodriguez and Frank Miller relied upon DLP Cinema

projectors to ensure rich and consistent color in the

movie. “Sin City” hits theatres on April 1.

The hyper-realistic black and white, and

desaturated colored look of “Sin City” was achieved

through the use of a DLP Cinema projector at

EFILM, which operates the most advanced digital

laboratory in the world. The entire movie was color

corrected digitally with a DLP Cinema projector,

where color was digitally manipulated for both film

and digital projection.

“With a one-to-one ratio to what is done and what is

projected, changes can be viewed immediately rather

than waiting for days from the traditional

photochemical film-based process of color timing,”

said Robert Rodriguez, director, “Sin City.” “The DLP

Cinema projector was key as both a valuable

timesaver and creative tool in the digital workflow.”

“‘Sin City’ is a visually inventive movie from Rodriguez and Frank Miller, and a

great indicator of how DLP Cinema technology

accurately reproduces a dynamic range of black levels

and colors,” said Doug Darrow, Business Manager for

DLP Cinema. “Since the entire movie was color

corrected digitally, watching a DLP Cinema

presentation of ‘Sin City’ will give moviegoers the

true visual interpretation of the movie.”