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Texas Instruments DLP Products
SIM2’s videoprojectors utilize Texas Instruments’ DMDs (Digital Micro-mirror Device), commonly referred to as ‘chips’.
DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and brightness to projectors for business, home, professional venue and digital cinema.
75 of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. DLP is the only HDTV technology built from a foundation in the digital cinema where it set the industry standard demonstrated by the deployment of DLP Cinema technology in 3,000 theaters worldwide.
At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high resolution, highly reliable, full color image. DLP technology’s chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video.
For more information, please visit www.dlp.com.
Legendary film director FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
SIM2 Multimedia is proud to announce that legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola - a five-time Academy Award-winning film director, writer and producer - will be featured in a global marketing campaign for 2010.
"We write an important page in our history as we proudly reveal our relationship with Francis Ford Coppola,” said Maurizio Cini, President of SIM2 Multimedia. “Mr. Coppola, like SIM2, is a perfectionist always striving to be at the forefront of his craft. His productions are not just movies; they are real masterpieces. At SIM2, we share the same vision which is why we both chose to walk this path together.”
Francis Ford Coppola is among an elite group of American film directors—his extraordinary achievements have earned him five Academy Awards and he was the first director ever to win the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival twice. Best known for his celebrated classics the Godfather trilogy and his Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now, Coppola has forged a career from his fascination with the themes of family love, violence, the seductions of power, and the moral bankruptcy of modern life.
In the late 1970s, Mr. Coppola had a vision to do all of his work electronically - unfortunately; the state of the art at that time did not meet his film standards. In recent years, with the introduction of the high-definition Electronic Cameras, his vision of shooting digitally became a reality. It was then that Mr. Coppola desired a compact, high-quality projector to take on the road to view dailies and serve as a reference display for his screening/ mixing room.
In 2008, Mr. Coppola was introduced to SIM2 when he was searching for a new projector to use in his work for his family’s American Zoetrope studio. Mr. Coppola met with SIM2 and discussed the qualities and functions of the units. The discussion spanned from the latest in projection technologies to his ideas about the film-making process, the restoration of the Godfather Trilogy to Blu-ray and his long-love for projectors. Mr. Coppola owns a large collection of Imaging Devices from the original Zoetrope to the “magic lanterns” or the first “oil-based” video projector.
Upon his request, he received an HT5000 to audition in his personal studio and he quickly concluded that the SIM2 Projector was exactly what he was looking for; the compact size, color reproduction and the crisp quality of the picture was no match for the competitors he had previously viewed. Mr. Coppola inquired about purchasing the product to use it for his final edit of his film Tetro.
In the Fall of 2008, SIM2 invited Mr. Coppola to experience first hand the “SIM2 way” of doing things. During the tour of the manufacturing plant in Pordenone, Italy, he received a demonstration of the processes from concept to the finish product. That is when Mr. Coppola took the “European delivery” of his own SIM2 projector. From there a working partnership has evolved with Mr. Coppola and his brilliant team of technical engineers. The collaborative efforts have helped SIM2 in developing solutions that bring together the technologies needed by Hollywood Producers. We are enthusiastic about the relationship that has developed overtime between SIM2 and Francis Ford Coppola; it is one of reciprocal trust and admiration.
“I have owned many projectors in my life: SIM2 is now in both my studios and my home,” said Francis Ford Coppola.
Hollywood director DAVID LYNCH
Legendary Hollywood filmmaker, painter, composer, and performance artist David Lynch, a longtime SIM2 customer, has enjoyed the company’s unmatched product quality in his own Hollywood studio for many years—his endorsement comes from personal experience and is a testament to SIM2’s legendary image reproduction.
David Lynch, a three-time Academy Award nominee for Best Director and a winner at the Cannes and Venice film festivals, said, “when I was searching for a projector for my studio, I tested many brands. SIM2 beat them all by many, many miles.”