Iconic Engine’s Holometric 4D Cinema Offerings Include:
- The Holometric Chair is the first 6 degrees-of-freedom (6DOF), haptic motion chair in the world with built-in smart technology, connecting to remote services in real-time. It is capable of generating complex haptic feedback – via a variety of haptic sensors and sonic devices – to deliver a deeper level of immersion for the consumer.
- A proprietary content management system (CMS) allowing for near-unlimited distribution and expansion for regional and global enterprises (theme parks, cinemas, cruise lines, airlines, retail, special events, film festivals and more). The CMS claims to be reliable, cloud-based and data-rich and is being used in XR initiatives of many global telecommunication companies.
- – A proprietary theatre management system called the Holometric Entertainment Platform (HEP), which allows exhibitors and operators to manage many aspects of their XR businesses. This includes management of the chairs, ticket sales, content exhibition, among others.
- A rich library of premium content focused on immersive cinematic experiences and interactive from numerous partners such as:
- Construct – from Nozon VR studio & PresenZ technology (Volumetric Movie Format)
- Trinity VR – from UNLTD
- Vestige – from Other Set / RYOT / Atlas V / NSC Creative
- The Atomic Tree / Sanctuaries of Silence – from Go Project Films
- Borderline – from Assaf Machnes
- Overview A Walk Through the Universe – from Orbital Views
- EDEN: Drugs – from Rylan Soref / Craig Bernard / SAMO
- Immersive Combat – from Spherica
- RONE – from Studio Bento
- Artificial World – from Bas Jansen
Lexus QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer, for MIB only
Lexus has introduced its QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer jet – the first in the brand’s new jet-class fleet.
Click below to read more about the true hybrid vehicle.
Currently available only to Men in Black agents, it is powered by hybrid transformer technology. With the push of a button, it morphs from a 2020 Lexus RC F sport coupe into the most powerful IFO (Identified Flying Object) ever engineered by Lexus. It is also the only Lexus available in the darkest black in the entire universe: Umbra Black1.
“The Lexus jet reflects the future of the Lexus brand – the far, far distant future,” said Lisa Materazzo, vice president of Lexus marketing. “With the most advanced alien-fighting technology, performance and sophisticated styling, it’s in a class of its own.”
In a top-secret exchange of knowledge with an alien partner, brokered by “the agency,” Lexus was able to secure Quasar Power Source2Technology (QPST) that uses the power of the nearest Active Galactic Nucleus3 (AGN) to travel anywhere in the universe in seconds. Quasi-Stellar Objects4 (QSOs) are found in every galaxy that has a supermassive central black hole. So, all QPST-powered Lexus vehicles are named after black holes.5
Key jet features include:
- IGPS (Inter-Galactic Positioning System)
- Amazon Alexa* understands all seven trillion alien languages
- Gamma-ray headlamps
- Infinite scaling technology
- Lexus’ very latest Quasar Power Source Technology (QPST)
- Propulsion system named after Black Hole TON 618
- 122 MPG (Millennia Per Gallon)
- Three driving modes: EcoDrive, SportDrive, QuantumDrive
- 0-60 in 0.0000000000001 nanoseconds
- Light-speed-matching capability
Comfort & Design
- Intergalactically sourced, ethically spawned Adorian leather
- Lexus’ latest transforming seats with 31-point harnesses to accommodate every body type in the universe
- Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+) with available force field technology
Styles & Packages
- Enforcer Package
- Everything you need to protect the earth from the scum of the universe
- Also available in six other colours, but naturally, Lexus recommends Umbra Black
Lexus vehicles are the official fleet of Men in Black agents globally in the film. The 2020 Lexus RC F stars as the Men in Black agents’ vehicle of choice for their high-velocity pursuits. The luxury sport coupe recently underwent an exciting change, making it faster, lighter and even more ready to transport the Men in Black as they save the universe.
“The Lexus RC F sports coupe and QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer jet provide the perfect vehicles for our team of Men in Black agents as they protect the galaxy,” said Jeffrey Godsick, EVP, Brand Management and Global Partnerships, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group.
To learn more about the film, visit MeninBlack.com. Men in Black: International makes its way to U.S. theaters on June 14.
Note: Specifications and features listed here represent science fiction speculation of what a powerful scum-fighting Lexus jet might be like. The actual vehicle in the film was computer generated—the futuristic vehicle does not exist in reality.
*Amazon, Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
1 Umbra Black – The very darkest part of a shadow is the umbra. It’s where an object completely blocks of the light source of an entity behind it. In astrophysics, it is the cone-shaped part of the shadow of a cosmic body that excludes all light from the original source.
2 Quasar Power Source Technology (QPST) – Quasars are considered to be the brightest objects in the universe—emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy. There are very few sources that produce enough energy to power a quasar. Astronomers theorize that the sources of quasar energy are supermassive black holes within them.
3 Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN) – A small region at the center of a galaxy so bright that the nucleus can be more luminous than the remaining galaxy light. The most powerful, steady sources of luminosity in the universe, they have too much energy in their nuclei to be due to stars or starbursts.
4 Quasi-stellar Objects (QSOs) – A class of astronomical bodies with a star-like visual appearance, but which have long wavelengths or redshifts.
5 Black Hole TON 618 – One of the most massive black holes in the universe, found in an extremely luminous quasar located 10.37 billion light years from the earth near the north galactic pole. It is 66 billion times the mass of the sun.
Fujifilm releases a voice-note instant camera
Fujifilm has introduced a hybrid instant camera called the Instax mini LiPlay. It can act as an instant camera or a photo printer for pictures taken on a smartphone – and has a neat trick for adding voice notes to instant photos.
Click below to read more about the hybrid camera.
Fujifilm’s Instax mini LiPlay is specially designed to act as both an instant camera and a photo printer. As with any Instax camera, users can snap and print photos directly from the camera. However, it connects via an app to smartphones, with users then able to print any photo stored on that device. With this feature Instax brings together the best of its hybrid cameras, such as the Square SQ20, and its portable smartphone printers, such as the Share SP-3.
Photos, now with a message
This Instax mini LiPlay is certainly not a one-trick-pony since it has another card up the sleeve: voice notes. One would expect that sound and photos do not play well together, but this camera about to change that. Users are able to take a picture of a friend, record a voice note (up to 10 seconds) for them via a button at the front of the camera, and then print out the photo. The print will feature a QR code which can be scanned by smartphone in order to listen to the recorded message. This is a first-time feature that can only be found on the Instax mini LiPlay camera.
Save, edit, print
Up to 46 images can be stored on the built-in storage space, with the device allowing for added memory via microSD or microSDHC cards. Users can select their best shots on the 2.7-in. TFT colour LCD monitor at the back, while also editing images on the fly.
To add extra spice to photos, it’s possible to apply one of six filters directly from the camera – black & white, sepia, stylish, vivid, poster of fish-eye. There are also ten different creative frames to choose from, while 20 more are available from the Instax mini LiPlay app. Through the app users can assign any of the frames to one of the camera’s shortcut buttons on the side to make in-camera editing easier.
For those who love group photos, the Instax mini LiPlay app has a wonderful extra – it can be used as a remote to snap a photo from a distance.
Live life & Play
From a size perspective, it is the smallest and lightest camera in the Instax range, coming in at 255 g. As always, photos are printed quickly and easily, with printing taking no more than 12 seconds.
It’s never a case of all work and no play when it comes to Instax, since there’s also a range of stylish accessories, such as the colour-coded camera straps specifically designed for the hybrid camera. Users can furthermore look forward to film cases that double as photo displays, plus photo albums to help with the protection of memories.
Cost and availability
The camera will be available in three colours – Blush Gold, Stone White and Elegant Black, each offering a different texture to the touch. The mini LiPlay is set to launch in South Africa at the opening of the Fujifilm PrintLife Exhibition, scheduled to run at Sandton City Centre Court from 19-24 June 2019.
The camera will be available at select retail stores and online for a recommended retail price of R2 499. Fujifilm Instax mini photo paper is available in packs of ten or 20, costing in the region of R160 and R300 respectively.