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Topic: Visit to booth of Omniversum The Hague  (Read 3818 times)
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« on: March 16, 2010, 07:45:11 PM »

March 15th 2010 I visited The Dome Imax theatre in The Hague , The Netherlands
Here are some pictures:


Here you see the film platter and the Imax projector ready to be hoisted to the auditorium


Here's where it's going to, The projection position in top of the booth.


Here the projector is being  aircleaned  and threaded for the next show.


25mm fisheye projection objective.


The projectors operating console.

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 08:02:47 PM »

PART II.



Projectionist at work.


They need a lot of amplification


Close-up of the gigantic filmgate.


Projector threaded and ready to be hoisted up.



Projector on its way up to project
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 08:22:49 PM »

PART III



The chief projectonist, Robby Rampersad, technician Theo and the Imax service engineer Willem Bouwmeester planning
the 3-monthly service in progress.


Most of the projector's covers are removed for inspection and service of the whole system.
All of this takes the best part of the day!
Here are the rotor drive belt and synchronization belt visible.


Close-up of the Rotor unit.


Mr. Bouwmeester inspecting the Rotor.



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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 08:37:15 PM »

PART IV


Mr Willem Bouwmeester inspecting the projection head!


View at the gigantic watercooled 15000 watts ( yes, fifteenthousend) Xenonbulb.


The lamphouse mirror system.


Also the platter system needs attention.


As does the sound sytem.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 08:48:35 PM »

PART V


Willem Bouwmeester busy to replace an important bearing that  needs renewing every three months


View on the back of the sound racks.


Robby Rampersad (chief projectionist)testing the sound and adjusting where it's needed.


Yes, it's running perfect again!


OK the bearing is replaced, now a bit of grease....
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 09:14:36 PM »

PART VI


One last inspection of the compressed air connections and then this cover can be closed too!



Nearly done!



Ready for the next show!
Note the window on top of this photo, through this window patrons/visitors can take a look into the booth from above.

This booth crew is very involved in their profession and keep the equipment they have to work with in perfect shape.
In the 25 years the Omniverum excists there were only two break-downs and those were overcome in very short time!!!!!!
The booth  is pressurized during projecting to keep the dust out and vacumed several times a day for the same reason.

I want to thank The chief projectionist Robby Rampersad, Mr. Willem Bouwmeester and the whole "booth crew"
for the warm welcome and the oportunity to make these photos.
( They make nice coffee and serve an excellent "rooibos tea" )
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 01:14:57 PM »

good job. great pics.
thanks for that.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 02:49:52 PM »

its like something outa star trek.

very cool.

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 10:37:36 AM »

Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 07:38:17 AM »

i have to say the Imax produces some fantastic images . great pics. 
thanks xenon.  I saw the darknight in Imax . pitty there arnt many around.
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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2010, 12:14:20 PM »

THX for pics! Very interesting ...
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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2010, 10:04:02 AM »

I went to Omniversum last week, In one word, A WOW experience.
A pity that I couldn't see the projection booth at the inside.

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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2010, 05:13:37 AM »

Hi Roel,

If you want to visit the projection booth of the omniversum please let me know.
I think I can arrange a visit for you!

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2010, 07:38:29 PM »

Nice pics: Next time I´ll go to Den Haag to visit my Dutch family, I´d like to see it. I think those systems, like Imax, Iwerks and so are the really HD. Digital never, never will get the same high quality. Best wishes to all.
Alex
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