Galalite to add Lensray technology to all its cinema screens

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Galalite, India’s leading cinema screen technology company, announced that all its screens will now be equipped with LensrayTM, its visual noise-reducing technology.

Noise in this case is not something that is heard, but rather seen, characterized by random variation of brightness or color information in images, and usually an aspect of electronic noise. Visual noise can be produced by the sensor and circuitry of a scanner or digital camera. It can also originate in film grain and in the unavoidable shot noise of an ideal photon detector. Image noise is an undesirable byproduct of image capture that obscures the desired information. Thus, the higher the value of visual noise, the more distorted or grainy the image appears. Visual noise reduction has become a major concern as newer technologies demand more from screens to make the images as close to life as possible.

Galalite’s Lensray technology uses a concept similar to micro-lens array to reduce noise. When the coherence area on the micro-lens array surface is smaller than the micro-lens footprint, there is no interference between the fields emitted by the different micro-lens, so less visual noise is visible. While noise cannot be eliminated completely, Lensray technology will reduce it by a considerable amount, Galalite says. 

Yusuf Galabhaiwala, Galalite director of operations, said, “With films becoming more realistic and intricate, providing visuals that are as close to the director’s vision as possible becomes increasingly critical. Screen technology needs to keep up with the technology of the day and our Lensray technology does just that. After introducing nano-coating technology back in 2014, this is the next step for setting the benchmark yet again. With this new researched technology, the possibilities are endless for us. We will very soon have some more exciting new products coming up.”