Friday, August 30, 2013


Originally published in Stereoscopy News.
Sky-Skan’s educational, 25-minute documentary, “To Space & Back,” which first opened in March to critical and public acclaim at the Fels Planetarium (The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia), will be re-released in September 2013 in a new version that, at 8K resolution, stereoscopic 3D and high frame rate 60 frames per second (60fps), pushes the technical boundaries of digital cinema to an extreme as yet unrivaled by any commercial movie exhibition.
To Space & Back is a joint production of Sky-Skan and The Franklin Institute. To Space & Back was created specifically for digital dome cinema (“fulldome”). The new release will deliver hyper-real, scientific visualizations in acute detail, clarity and depth without picture stutter or motion blur. It will premiere to the industry in 4K/60 fps/stereo 3D on September 5-7, 2013 at the Fulldome Film Festival of Imiloa Astronomy Center (Hawaii), and subsequently to the public in 8K/60 fps/3D at Macao Science Center (Macao is a special administrative region of China, more or less like Hong-Kong).

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