SHANGHAI – (December 1, 2011) – Christie® has successfully completed its first dual-stacked 4K digital cinema® projection solution in a theater in Shanghai.
Attended by some 70 cinema owners and exhibitors in China, this was the first demonstration of true DLP® 4K resolution in 3D with incomparable brightness level of 68,000 ANSI lumens, using two Christie CP4230 digital cinema projectors on a giant screen in China. With unmatched brightness, highly-defined color contrast and superior 3D images, attendees were among the first to get a sneak preview of what the next generation, large-screen movie experience promises to deliver.
The two sets of Christie CP4230 digital cinema projectors were housed on top of each other in a rig and projected onto a 19 meters by 10 meters screen. Attendees were shown 2K and 3K content as well as 4K clips to experience the visual difference of high brightness and clarity for large screens.
Terry Schmidt of Christie gave a presentation on how the dual-stacked 4K digital cinema solution works on large cinema screens and how they achieve high brightness for superior 3D applications. Schmidt also conducted a technology preview of Christie’s auto-aligning software that helps to adjust images to gain perfect pixel precision.
“With the rapid and significant increase in the screening of 3D movies, theater owners and exhibitors are increasingly demanding dual-stack projector solutions that allows for very clear and bright 3D displays. We organized this demonstration to send the message that Christie is committed to push conversion to digital 4K as a digital projection option for facilitating 3D movies to continue to gather momentum in the cinema industry around the world,” said Frank Xiao, general manager, Christie China.