What is IMAX?

IMAX is a motion picture film format and a set of proprietary cinema projection standards created by a Canadian company, IMAX Corp. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of a much larger size and resolution than normal film systems. Since 2002, some films have been upgraded into IMAX format for viewing in IMAX theatres and some have also been partially filmed in IMAX. IMAX is the most used system for special-venue film presentations.

Are there different types of IMAX?
Yes, there are.
IMAX 3D creates the illusion of depth to a film, using the process of separate camera lenses to represent the left and right eyes. Each lense uses a separate roll of film, simultaneously. Some IMAX theaters also offer moving and vibrating seats to enhance the experience.
IMAX HD. This process streams the movie at 48 fps (frames per second), which decreases strobing, which gives a much smoother resolution and a higher definition. Many ride attractions offer this kind of IMAX experience, Motion Simulation rides mainly.


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