Christie demos laser projector prototype in Beijing
Company also demo Christie IMB, which converts and delivers content within a secure environment to all of their 2K and 4K, DCI-compliant Solaria Series 2 projectors.
Last week, cinema projection provider Christie demonstrated its prototype laser projector at the Wanda Shi Jin Shan Cinema in Beijing.
Clips of 3D content were projected on a 20x30 metre screen at the typical 3D brightness levels of 3 to 4 foot lamberts, followed by the same clips projected via the laser projector at 14 foot lamberts. The IBC 2012 Hugo screening achieved a projector brightness of 63,000 lumens while the demo in China was projected at 72,000 lumens.
Dr. Don Shaw [pictured], Christie’s senior director, product management, who hosted the show, commented: “Audiences deserve to see the brightest 3D with 14 foot lamberts on cinema screens. Our demonstration today showed just how truly spectacular a movie maker’s vision can be realised when shown at the highest light levels, making the shared experience more immersive and, ultimately, driving more cinema ticket sales.
“Some attendees leave 3D movies complaining of headaches, fatigue, and sore eyes. Just like reading a book in low light levels, low brightness on the movie screen is one of the reasons for these complaints. Delivering more lumens to the screen will help address these effects, as will the advent of ‘eye-easy’ high frame rate movies.”
In his presentation, Dr. Shaw also demoed Christie IMB, an integrated media block solution that converts and delivers content within a secure environment to all of Christie’s 2K and 4K, DCI-compliant Solaria Series 2 projectors.