project: syntropy has completed the delivery of a turnkey fulldome AV solution for the Qin Palace flying theatre located at Hengdian World Studios theme park. It comprises a 25m fulldome screen, a 16-channel WUXGA 3D stereo 3DLP laser-phosphor projection system with 4x 4-channel media servers, a domeprojection.com ProjectionTools multi-cam autocalibration system, a sophisticated 20+ multi-channel surround sound system and show control incl. CCTV for the attraction. The company’s work included concept and system design, manufacturing of projector mounts, installation and implementation of the complete AV system incl. calibration as well as staff training. Maintenance and support is done by project: syntropy’s local Chinese staff.
Hengdian World Studios (sometimes called “Chinawood”) was built on farmland in the 1990s and claims to be the largest outdoor film studio in the world, and the source of more than 2,200 Chinese and foreign films as well as TV shows, mostly soap operas. The studio was founded in 1996 by one of China’s first billionaires, Xu Wenrong. His Hengdian Group made a fortune in electronic components in the early years of the country’s capitalist transition. Hengdian World Studios has 13 themed shooting areas with a total area of up to 330ha, and building areas of almost 500,000sqm. Hengdian World Studios consists of a theme park and has attractions such as Guangzhou and Hong Kong Street areas, Emperor Qin Palace, Dazhi Temple and Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. By 2019, more than 150 million visitors have been counted since the opening.