Christie Delivers Cutting-Edge Cinema Solutions
Christie recently exhibited its cinema solutions for movie-viewing experiences at CineAsia 2017.
The event, which brings together professionals from across the film industry, including cinema owners, suppliers, film buyers and distributors, is the only Pan-Asian convention dedicated to the cinema exhibition and distribution communities in the region. At booth #B201, Christie presented a lineup of its latest offerings, including the introduction of its new direct-coupled RGB pure laser projector using our latest CineLife image processing technology, as well as audio and lobby solutions that offer the best and the most complete cinematic experience to movie-goers.
“As the innovator and leader of cinema technologies chosen by award-winning filmmakers and leading cinema chains around the world, we are proud to showcase our latest solutions to all guests at this year’s CineAsia, such as our next-generation RGB pure laser projector for mainstream auditoriums,” said Lin Yu, Vice President, Christie Asia Pacific. “Christie has continued to make significant progress in areas such as RGB laser, and we strongly believe that it is the future of cinema projection. We are confident that this next generation of laser illumination technology will set the benchmark for cinematic excellence for years to come.”
Boasting a higher efficiency than RGB lasers used in current cinemas, the CP4325-RGB does not require sub-ambient cooling (i.e., no ‘chillers’ required) and has a compact form factor, all-in-one design. It offers an authentic and immersive cinema experience for the mainstream market and is a replacement product for exhibitors wishing to upgrade existing installations, as well as for new-build cinemas and retrofits.
Christie’s new CineLife Series 3 cinema electronics was also showcased at the booth with a static display of a Christie CP2308 digital cinema projector – the first cinema solution equipped with this new platform. Featuring a streamlined UX-designed interface that simplifies the playback, scheduling and management of cinema content, Christie CineLife is manufactured, designed and integrated into Christie’s range of DCI-compliant projectors.
When equipped with the optional Christie IMB-S3, Christie CineLife offers an integrated Screen Management System (SMS), enabling content and booth management with its built-in automation controller. CineLife electronics-equipped projectors also have an expansion card slot to support various add-on cards while providing a future-proofed solution.
Another highlight at the booth was Christie Vive Audio, the world’s first audio system featuring Christie’s wall and ceiling surround speakers, which are powered by ribbon-driver technology in a parabolic line array design, purposely built for the cinema environment. Products showcased include the LS1 line source loudspeakers, LS2S surround speakers and S218 subwoofer, which are set up for audio demonstrations that complement the visuals projected by the new CP4325-RGB pure laser projector.
The Christie Vive Audio system provides a hyper-accurate audio experience and unlocks the full dynamic range of the DCI digital cinema audio and supports leading formats such as Dolby Atmos, 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound. Featuring planar ribbon driver technology with its low distortion and superior transient response characteristics, the LS Series screen channels at the booth are single-enclosure designs ideal for most 5.1 and 7.1 distributed sound applications. Christie Vive Audio system continues to establish its reputation worldwide as the next standard in immersive sound for cinema.
Guests could also check out the ‘Christie Corridor’, a full-sized immersive cinema passageway similar to those found in contemporary theatre complexes. Designed to enhance customers’ pre-show experience, it comprises large extended screens displaying an array of cinema-related contents using three Christie Captiva DHD400S ultra short throw projectors, Christie Pandoras Box media players and the new Christie Terra SDVoE technology solution. This is the first time that the Christie Terra – which represents an all-new AV solution enabling the transport, processing and control of audiovisual content, including 4K@60Hz video formats, over 10G ethernet networks – is showcased at CineAsia.
Rounding out the showcase was the display of Christie Xenolite lamps that offer reliability, consistency and long lamp life paired with Christie digital cinema projection solutions. Utilising Xenon lamp technology to provide increased brightness, improved stability and a longer life span, Christie’s Superior Performance (SP) Xenolite lamps offers captivating 2D and 3D experiences, without a cost to overall lamp performance.
Christie SP Xenolite lamps are brighter and last 30 percent longer than existing Xenon lamps, whilst offering the same extraordinary 99.999 percent in-cinema up-time. This means that users can obtain more stable brightness, reliability and usable hours with their investment, as well as longer warranties and fewer lamp replacements that lead to a lower cost of operation and less maintenance.
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