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Electrohome Signs Three Year Contract To Supply Latest Projector Technology To Lucasfilm Ltd.

Press Release  |  Jul 12, 1999

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada – (July 12, 1999) – Electrohome Projection Systems, a leading developer of high performance projection solutions, today announced a three-year, non-exclusive agreement with Lucasfilm Ltd. to supply the latest projector technology for Lucasfilm's production needs.

Lucasfilm used Electrohome projectors in the post-production department for Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, the much anticipated prequel to Star Wars. The Lucasfilm team reviewed the film during the mixing process and screened the film throughout the picture editing process using Electrohome's VistaGRAPHXTM 8000 Roadie projector, part of the company's projection line based on 3-chip XGA Digital Light ProcessingTM (DLPTM) technology by Texas Instruments.

The Lucasfilm post-production team selected the VistaGRAPHX model for its dependability, ease-of-use and the high quality imagery offered by DLP technology. The ability to screen the film at a moment's notice without any set-up time was invaluable to the editorial decision-making process.

Though Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace was shot on film, the movie was transferred to Digital Video tape where it remained in the digital domain until the final prints were made.

"Editing the film digitally is more flexible and efficient than traditional film editing," says Rick McCallum, Producer of Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace. "Instead of waiting for a particular sequence to be put together by film editors, we were able to view the cut on tape at any time using Electrohome's projectors."

About Electrohome

Established in 1979 and headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Electrohome Projection Systems represents the Visual Communications Division of Electrohome Limited. Founded in 1907, Electrohome Limited supplies total solutions in visual communications to customers around the world, specializing in large-screen data/graphic projection systems. With over 20,000 projectors installed in more than 50 countries, Electrohome is a world leader in projection systems.


For more information, visit the company web site at or contact:

Tina Quelch
Cohn & Wolfe
(416) 924-5700


Dorina Belu
Electrohome Limited
(519) 744-7111