Digital Cinema pioneer Barco has achieved a notable Guinness World Record. Its DP2K-32B digital cinema projector can now officially claim the title of 'brightest projector in the world' after succeeding at a world record attempt, with a measured and validated brightness of over 43,000 center lumens.
The successful record attempt took place at Barco’s own facilities in Kuurne, Belgium, on 1 December 2010 at 2pm local time. Witnessed and verified by Guinness Adjudicator Kaoru Ishikawa, a Barco DP2K-32B digital cinema projector achieved a brightness of 43,000 center lumens after color correction to match the DCI color spectrum, measured at the center of a 4m² cinema screen at a distance of 5 meters from the projector. A certificate proving the successful record attempt was presented in person by Miss Ishikawa to Wim Buyens, Vice President of Barco Digital Cinema.
The model used for the record attempt was an off-the-shelf Barco DP2K-32B, equipped with a standard 7 kW Ushio lamp. Featuring the most efficient optical light path, Barco’s DP2K projectors have specifically been designed with an exceedingly efficient light path, so they can deliver the highest possible brightness on screen. This is of particular importance in the growing amount of 3D screenings, which have a decreased brightness by nature.
“Ever since its launch, we have billed the DP2K-32B as the ‘brightest digital cinema projector on the planet’,” adds Wim Buyens. “Being recognized by the famous Guinness World Records now makes this title official, and once again demonstrates Barco’s technology leadership."