Christie to debut '6-Primary' 4K laser projection at CinemaCon
Christie will showcase a wide range of innovative cinema projection, management and audio solutions, backed by its remote monitoring and support services, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, March 25-27, at booth #2103A. Highlighting the trade show at CinemaCon will be daily demonstrations of Christie DLP Cinema® laser projectors, using 6-Primary (6P) color laser modules, in the Christie Innovation Theater. Earmarked for mass production in early 2015, these projectors will show how 3D light levels, color fidelity, image uniformity, viewing comfort, and a sense of immersion can be vastly improved, especially when combined with advanced color separation technology like Dolby 3D, versus the conventional 3D systems found in cinemas around the world today.
“Christie is the world’s largest manufacturer, installer and servicer of DLP Cinema projection solutions and once again has the show’s largest exhibit area, confirming our leadership position as the ‘go-to innovator‘ for attendees of this preeminent gathering of exhibitors and professionals, who are engaged in creating and displaying the best in movies and alternative content,” said Kathryn Cress, Christie’s VP, global and corporate marketing. “Complementing our visual solutions that form the cornerstone of today’s modern theater, and new to this conference, are our Christie Vive Audio sound solution offerings, which deliver a complete, immersive audio experience to any auditorium.”
Cress also noted that Christie’s offerings span the needs of independent exhibitors, which encompass art houses, drive-ins, film festivals and post-production studios, as well as global cinema chains, to leverage cinema and alternative content across all sizes of cinema auditoriums, in 2K, 4K and in 3D, on standard and large-format “premium screens.”
In addition to comprehensive solutions on display in Christie booth #2103A, the Christie CP2215, a compact digital-cinema projector suited for theatres with screens up to 50 feet (15 meters), and the latest high-value addition to the Christie Solaria™ Series of digital-cinema projectors, will be in use in the Dolby Labs Milano 1 meeting room at the show, featuring the Christie Vive Audio solution powered by Dolby Atmos™ sound technology. CinemaCon attendees can request a demo of the solution at the Christie booth.
Christie is sponsoring the International Day Luncheon and Awards Presentations on Monday, March 24, and, in concert with RealD Inc., will also sponsor the Paramount Opening Night Dinner Party that day. In addition, two Christie Solaria CP4230 DLP Cinema projectors will be in use for selected event screening in the Colosseum.
Christie’s booth will feature three “zones”:
Zone 1–The Future of 3D Cinema: 6P Laser Projection Demonstration
Christie will offer the first preview of 6-primary (6P) 4K laser projection at CinemaCon 2014, showing a variety of Hollywood 3D blockbuster clips at the dramatically increased 3D light levels of 14 foot lamberts (ft-L), combined with Dolby 3D advanced color separation technology. It will be demonstrated on the hour throughout the show in the Innovation Theater in Christie’s booth. This content will be displayed on the rugged 55-inch Christie FHD551-W, a professional-grade full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) solution in the Christie WeatherAll Series of outdoor LCD, flat-panel displays.
Zone 2–A Complete Audio Solution with Christie Vive Audio™
Christie has developed a complete audio solution for cinema sound leveraging, unmatched ribbon-driver technology and articulated line-array designs, enabling Christie customers to put leading-edge, immersive audio into any theatre and/or auditorium size. Products on display in Christie’s booth (and some in use in the Innovation Theater) include the S215 (subwoofer) with LA3 line array speaker; S115 (subwoofer) with LA1 line array speaker; LA3S line array surround speaker; LA3C line array ceiling surround speaker and LA5 line array speaker. Their power and content will be delivered courtesy of the Christie Vive CDA2 (2000W) amplifier; the CDA3 (3000W) amplifier; the CDA5 (5000W) amplifier; the CDA 7.5 (7500W) amplifier and the Christie SKA-3D™ digital-cinema processor.
Zone 3–Christie Managed Services
Christie Managed Services offer a wide range of options for managing cinema equipment including projection/audio systems and lobby digital signage. Exhibitors partner with Christie at every stage—from system design to staging and testing, onsite maintenance, remote monitoring and transparent real-time reporting. Christie’s state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC) monitors and services more than 112,000 remote devices for studio and exhibition customers in more than 2,800 locations in North America and several locations globally including Australia, China, Mexico and Russia. The NOC’s combination of around-the-clock remote monitoring and services helps to safeguard customers’ visual technology.
On display showing content highlighting Christie Managed Services’ in-lobby digital signage will be the new LED edge-lit professional Christie FHD651-P 65 inch LCD flat panel, the ultra-high resolution Christie QuadHD84, capable of a native 60Hz refresh rate; Christie FHD461-X HD LCD panels with ultra-narrow bezel and the award-winning Christie® MicroTiles®.