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Through IMAX technology, your senses are almost overwhelmed by sight and sound. The larger-than-life IMAX Experience brings reality to life on a screen over six stories high. With 12,000 watts of floor shaking digital surround sound, you'll feel like you're there.
The Technology of IMAX
The IMAX Experience is as unique and powerful as the technology behind it. With images of immense size and striking clarity, sound so clear and deep you can feel it. Giant screens that immerse you in new worlds, and specially designed theatres that transport you there. Only IMAX state-of-the-art technology creates The IMAX Experience.
Large Format Film
IMAX uses 15-perforation, 70mm film to create images of incredible sharpness. The 15/70 frame is 10 times larger than the 35mm used in regular theatres. This makes it the largest commercial film ever invented. Would you believe IMAX large format film is so strong it could be used to tow your car?
IMAX cameras are an integral part of The IMAX Experience. They’ve been to some of the most extraordinary places in the universe. The IMAX camera is specifically designed to shoot 15 perforation, 70 mm film (15/70) — the world's largest film format. Weighing between 42 and 100 pounds, these cameras are extremely versatile and can be used in virtually any environment — from outer space to the ocean floor, the top of Mt. Everest and all around the globe.
Forty-five hundred times larger than an average TV screen, IMAX and IMAX 3D giant flat screens soar up to eight stories high and have a slight curvature that extends beyond the field of geometric recognition. Because these screens fill your peripheral vision, you feel like you’re right in the action. IMAX 3D screens are painted silver to maximize the amount of light reflected back to the audience.
IMAX, IMAX 3D and IMAX Dome projectors are the most advanced, precise and powerful projectors ever built. The proprietary IMAX Rolling Loop technology ensures far superior picture and focus steadiness to deliver the largest, sharpest and brightest images imaginable. Light from the 15,000-watt lamp of some IMAX projectors is so bright that, if one were operated on the moon, people on Earth could see it with the naked eye.