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August 21, 2019

MoI Union Minister led delegation observes film tech, studio in Beijing

The Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint pose for a documentary photo together with Chinese officials at the State Production Base of the China Film Group in Beijing. Photo: MNA
The Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint pose for a documentary photo together with Chinese officials at the State Production Base of the China Film Group in Beijing. Photo: MNA

The Myanmar delegation led by Union Information Minister Dr. Pe Myint visited the center for digital movie industry, film and broadcast located in Beijing, China, yesterday.
The Union Minister and delegation first watched a demonstration in the China Film Giant Screen Format (CFGS) at China Film Group and listened to a presentation of China Film Equipment Co. Ltd’s first use of CFGS in 2012, continually improving it, and reducing costs, after which they asked questions.
CFGS was created to combat foreign technological penetration and compete with other technologies. The technology is now used in nearly 400 out of the 40,000 movie screens in China and has crossed over to America, Indonesia and other countries. CFGS is commonly known as DMAX and has been described as a competitor to IMAX digital cinema projection system.

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint visits State Production Base of The China Film Group in Beijing. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint visits State Production Base of The China Film Group in Beijing. Photo: MNA

Later in the afternoon, the Union Minister and delegation travelled to State Production Base of the China Film Group located at Yangsong Town, Huairou District in Beijing. There they observed the indoor and outdoor studios, settings, and sound production in process.
The production base was built on an investment of over 2 billion Chinese Yuan and includes 16 studios with indoor and outdoor settings. With the measurement of 5,000 square meter of area, the base took two and a half years to build. The Production Base was opened in August 2018 and is outfitted with modern film equipment. The location also includes a park, restaurant, hotel and other services, making it the largest film and TV production base in Asia.
Dr. Pe Myint and his delegation departed from Beijing by flight and landed in Yangon yesterday evening.—MNA

(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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