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The DP2K-8S projector is Barco’s most compact, fully integrated digital cinema projector designed for smaller theaters, boothless cinemas and single screens. By merging the projector and media server functionalities into a single projector module, the DP2K-8S Barco Alchemy projector is a full-fledged, DCI-compliant projector and media-server solution that includes on-board storage. Reducing the required hardware, it increases simplicity and reliability in the projection booth. And for additional reliability, the smart projector detects potential operational errors and warns users if, for instance, a scheduled show is missing assets or KDMs. Great in TMS environments, the projector operates stand-alone in single-screen applications. Thanks to the embedded Barco Web Commander user interface, shows can be created and scheduled remotely.

  • Specifically designed for smaller theatres, independent cinemas, art houses, boothless cinemas and single screens
  • Low cost of ownership thanks to integrated Barco Alchemy technology, included storage, energy-efficient Xenon lamps, stand by eco-mode, reusable air filters, and shared components with other Barco projectors
  • Superior image quality thanks to excellent brightness, rich contrast and vibrant colors
  • First-class image quality at all times thanks to the easy-to-use manual convergence mechanism
  • Wide range of motorized lenses for a correct image ratio
  • Maximum ease-of-use through intuitive Barco Web Commander Screen Management System, running via a web browser
  • Barco Web Commander also runs on iOS and Android tablets via the free ‘Barco CineMate’ app
  • Barco Communicator for simple configuration and updates of all modules in the projector
  • Consistent image quality and brightness thanks to the proprietary sealed engine and advanced DMD cooling
  • Easy to transport, install and service thanks to its integrated handles, user-friendly software tools and smart modular architecture
Digital MicroMirror Device™ 3 x 0.69” DC2K dark metal devices
Native resolution 2,048 x 1,080 pixels
Housing Hermetically sealed DMDs and optical assembly
Lamp 1.6kW, short-arc Xenon
Light output 6,000 lumens (1.6kW lamp)
Screen size Up to 8m/26 ft wide (screen gain 1.0 @ 14ftl)
Contrast ratio 1,850:1
Prime lenses Fully motorized
1.2 – 1.7
1.34 – 1.9
1.5 – 2.15
1.7 – 2.55
2.0 – 3.9
Control I/O 3x Ethernet (RJ 45)
8x GPIO (DB 25)
3D interface
USB interface
Integrated Cinema Media Processor DCI 4K 2D up to 60fps*
DCI 4K 3D (24 or 30 fps per eye)*
DCI High Frame Rates 2K 3D up to 120fps (60fps per eye)
JPEG 2000 bit-rates up to 625Mbps
Dual-channel color-correction
MPEG-2 (4:2:0 and 4:2:2 up to 60fps)
2x DisplayPort 1.1a (up to 4K 2D 60fps and 4K 3D 30fps)**
2x 3G-SDI inputs
1x HDMI 1.4a (up to 4K 2D 24fps, support for BluRay 3D)
16x AES/EBU audio channels (2x RJ45)
8x GPI, 8x GPO (4x RJ45)
2x Gbe for content connectivity & ingest
2x front-accessible USB 3.0 for fast ingest
2x front-accessible USB 2.0
Video watermarking: Civolution NexGuard
Audio watermarking: Civolution
Closed captioning devices: Support for SMPTE 430-10
* 4K 24fps is standard. For 4K 60 fps / 4K 3D on ICMP upgrade modules a license is required. Newly-built 4K Barco Alchemy projectors have the license standard included.
** On B&C series projectors, the DisplayPort inputs replace the DVI inputs of the Cinema Controller.
Integrated storage 1.9TB effective storage (RAID-5) / 3x 1TB Hot-swappable 2.5″ hard-drives
3.9TB effective storage (RAID-5) / 3x 2TB Hot-swappable 2.5″ hard-drives
Barco Web Commander Projector Dashboard
Projector Control Board
Show Player/Editor/Scheduler
Automation, 3D, Ingest
Dynamic DCP playlists & intermission
TMS integration
Smart Projector Status
Via HTML5 web-browsers including iOS & Android tablets
Dual projector 3D: passive and active
Auro 11.1 decoding
Barco Communicator Projector installation & configuration
Projector update & maintenance
Power requirements 220 V
Projector dimensions (HxWxD) 325 x 625 x 910 mm
12.8 x 24.6 x 35.8 inch
Projector weight Recessed handles for easy carrying
56.5 kg / 125 lbs for carrying (lamp-house removed)
(66.5 kg / 147 lbs total weight)
Ambient temperature 35°C / 95°F Max.
Options Barco CineMate App (iOS & Android) – free
3D add-ons
Touch screen monitor, inc. Barco Commander & Communicator
CineCare Web
Auro 11.1 license
Barco Escape license
Dual-projector license
Live 3D***
*** Software roadmap