Christie 6P laser projection system wins BIRTV Award

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Christie was awarded the BIRTV Award for the Christie 6-Primary (6P) laser projection system at the 2015 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition (BIRTV).

The BIRTV awards program, sponsored by the BIRTV committee and Advanced Television Engineering magazine, is among the most prestigious awards to be given out in the digital-cinema industry. Winners are selected by a panel of industry experts according to rigorous standards. The judging panel praised Christie’s laser projection technology as a groundbreaking achievement that results in a superior 3D cinema experience for all moviegoers.

Anchored by the Christie Freedom™ laser illumination system, the Christie CP42LH 6P laser projector can produce brightness levels up to 60,000 lumens and a color gamut that exceeds the DCI P3 color and replicates the Rec. 2020 space. Utilizing a scalable laser light source with a choice of projection heads and a fiber cable that connects the laser light source with the projection head, the complete laser projection system is engineered to produce high brightness levels and optimum color utilizing a high bit depth 4K resolution imaging engine. This results in much-improved 3D light levels, image uniformity, viewing comfort, and an enhanced sense of immersion.

Shuai Zhen, Christie China’s senior sales manager, entertainment solutions, was presented with the BIRTV Award during the awards presentation ceremony held at the Conference Hall of Beijing International Hotel on August 25. The event was attended by more than 300 representatives from China’s radio, television and film industries.

Commenting on the win, Lin Yu, VP, Christie Asia-Pacific, said, “We’re very proud and honored to receive the BIRTV Award, and I would like to thank the judging panel for their recognition of the capabilities of our Christie 6P laser projection technology. This is a clear testimony of the high quality and performance of our advanced visual technologies, which redefines what the world’s best shared experiences are capable of.”

Christie’s 6P laser projection system has been installed in numerous premium-large-format theatres worldwide. In China, a 6P laser projector has been fitted in Hall 1 of the Shanghai Film Art Center, which features a 23-meter screen.