On Thursday evening we checked into the Nu Metro Canal Walk to see a preview of X-men: First Class. A first for me was that we had to check our mobile phones upon entry, they were kept outside the cinema. A security guard said that with today’s high-pixel-count camera phones, rather cameras that also function as phones, anyone sitting in the audience could illegally record the movie. I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t seen a cam copy. What is a Cam copy?
A copy made in a cinema using a camcorder, possibly mounted on a tripod. The sound source is the camera microphone. Cam rips can quickly appear online after the first preview or premiere of the film. The quality ranges from terrible to very good, depending on the group of persons performing the recording and the resolution of the camera used. The main disadvantage of this is the sound quality. The microphone does not only record the sound from the movie, but also the background sound in the cinema. The camera can also record movements of the audience in the theater, for instance, when someone stands up in front of the screen.
If you’re like me, and have seen all the other movies in the X-Men franchise, the new xmen movie will answer many questions you may have had 🙂 Why it isn’t available in 3D remains a mystery to many but it is still worth watching. Thanks to Nu Metro for making the screening possible.