Brent Lang notes that next year’s Captain America: Civil War will be the first movie to use the new Imax digital camera (developed with Arri):
The company still plans to be choosey about the caliber of director it allows to use its technology, but it should increase the number of films shot in the format to roughly one a financial quarter.
Imax remains committed to its 2D film cameras, and views the new digital camera as a complement to its existing offerings, not a replacement. The 2D camera, however, is more compact and easier to use than its film equivalent.
This should only propel Imax farther into the cinematic landscape. They’re perhaps the most interesting companion the industry right now.