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Jul 10, 2024 Multicines Installs Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection in New Ecuadorian Multiplexes
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The Ecuadorian cinema chain Multicines opened two new multiplexes in Quito and Guayaquil, which have been equipped with Christie® RGB pure laser projectors, installed by CES+.

Jul 8, 2024 Wanda Cinema Chooses Christie Cinelife+ RBe Enhanced Laser Projectors for its Flagship Beijing Multiplex
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Christie®, a leading technology innovator with more than 65 years in cinema, is pleased to announce that Wanda Cinema, China’s largest cinema operator, has chosen the CineLife+™ RBe enhanced laser projectors for its flagship multiplex in Beijing.

Jun 27, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors Light Up Screens at Toronto’s Inclucity Festival for Fifth Consecutive Year
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Christie® is pleased to share that it’s sponsoring the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, presented by ICFF, for the fifth consecutive year. The film and cultural festival runs from June 27 to July 21, 2024, and takes place in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District.

Jun 17, 2024 Christie Lights Up Shanghai International Film Festival for the 15th Consecutive Year
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Christie® is proud to continue its partnership with the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) for the 15th consecutive year, lighting up major screening venues from June 14-23 to celebrate the works of international and homegrown filmmakers.

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Graphic Missing Christie® RGB laser projection systems feature an innovative system architecture with a remote projection head connected to the laser light source (laser module) via a fiber optic link. Often referred to as "pure laser", RGB laser technology uses individual red, green and blue lasers to generate light.
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We designed our CineLife Series to be both affordable and easy to install, to help bring RGB pure laser to the mainstream auditorium. With no need for external chillers or fiber-coupling, DCI-compliant CineLife projectors fit perfectly into limited spaces and produce premium-grade visuals.
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Graphic Missing Christie® RGB laser projection systems feature an innovative system architecture with a remote projection head connected to the laser light source (laser module) via a fiber optic link. Often referred to as "pure laser", RGB laser technology uses individual red, green and blue lasers to generate light.
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CineLife+ projectors are DCI-compliant, offer a new world of color and contrast, provide high efficiency and a long operational life, and reproduce 2D and 3D content at 4K resolution and up to 120 frames per second. See the future with CineLife+ projectors!
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LOS ANGELES—Nov 7, 2005

FotoKem, Doremi and Christie Reach Digital Cinema Milestone; Doremi Labs, Christie and FotoKem Collaborate on First Feature Film Mastered in Compliance with Digital Cinema Initiatives Specifications

FotoKem, Doremi Labs and Christie Digital Systems, USA, Inc. have produced the first Digital Cinema Distribution Master (DCDM) of a major motion picture that conforms to the specifications of the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI). The DCDM was then used to generate a Digital Cinema Package (DCP), ready for distribution.

"Serenity" was used by Universal Pictures to test the workflow required to create a DCP. FotoKem created the DCDM directly from 2K digital intermediate files, while Doremi Labs assembled the files along with the audio into a digital cinema distribution package. Christie provided the DLP Cinema(R) projector for the tests.

The DCI specifications are the result of collaboration between seven major studios - Disney, Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros. - to develop uniform guidelines for the digital projection of motion pictures. Three years in development, the final DCI standards were published in July of this year.

The successful completion of the DCDM and the DCP on "Serenity" in compliance with the DCI standards marks a major milestone in the move toward all-digital projection for motion pictures.

"We are honored that FotoKem was chosen by Universal to play a historic role in the advance toward digital projection in theaters," said Paul Chapman, Senior Vice President of Technology at FotoKem. "Our collaboration with Doremi Labs and Christie has demonstrated the viability of the process to create in digital space an exacting replica of the filmmaker's original intent in terms of color and clarity."

"Serenity," currently in theaters in traditional film prints, was utilized for testing by Universal because a digital intermediate had been created at FotoKem and the original 2K scans were readily available for conversion to a DCDM. Chapman, along with Bill Schultz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Film Services at FotoKem, designed a hardware/software pipeline for making the conversion into XYZ color space as it has been defined for digital projectors. "The challenge was converting to the digital cinema color space directly," said Schultz. "We developed a very fast method of transferring the color intent of the movie into the XYZ color space while maintaining the full bit depth and the full spatial resolution of the movie."

FotoKem then delivered approximately 132,000 16-bit tiff files, each representing one frame of the film, to Doremi Labs where they were converted to JPEG2000 files and wrapped with the audio into a Media eXchange Format (MXF) file on the Doremi Mastering Station. This final encrypted file represents the Digital Cinema Package ready for distribution to theaters equipped with Christie Digital projectors. "Our mastering station ensures the accuracy and integrity of the final product while providing the highest level of security for the studio's assets," said Camille Rizko, President of Doremi Labs.

While films have been digitally displayed in the past, "Serenity" is the first to be projected in the JPEG2000 format said Brian Claypool, Senior Project Manager, Digital Cinema, Christie. "The Christie CP2000 Digital Cinema Projector can reproduce up to 35 trillion colors which make the images you see on the screen simply stunning. We're projecting a JPEG2000 master in a 12-bit 4:4:4 DCI XYZ color space, using a dual link HD-SDI interface from the server to the projector. 'Serenity' is the first movie to be projected in such a manner."



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About Christie: Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. Our technology, paired with the support of professional services to design, deploy and maintain installations, inspires exceptional experiences. Christie solutions are used around the world, from the largest mega-events to the smallest boardrooms, and include advanced RGB pure laser projection, SDVoE technology, content management, image processing, and LED and LCD displays. Visit www.christiedigital.com. Christie Directory page Christie Web Site
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Jul 10, 2024 Multicines Installs Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection in New Ecuadorian Multiplexes
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The Ecuadorian cinema chain Multicines opened two new multiplexes in Quito and Guayaquil, which have been equipped with Christie® RGB pure laser projectors, installed by CES+.

Jul 8, 2024 Wanda Cinema Chooses Christie Cinelife+ RBe Enhanced Laser Projectors for its Flagship Beijing Multiplex
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Christie®, a leading technology innovator with more than 65 years in cinema, is pleased to announce that Wanda Cinema, China’s largest cinema operator, has chosen the CineLife+™ RBe enhanced laser projectors for its flagship multiplex in Beijing.

Jun 27, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors Light Up Screens at Toronto’s Inclucity Festival for Fifth Consecutive Year
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Christie® is pleased to share that it’s sponsoring the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, presented by ICFF, for the fifth consecutive year. The film and cultural festival runs from June 27 to July 21, 2024, and takes place in Toronto’s Distillery Historic District.

Jun 17, 2024 Christie Lights Up Shanghai International Film Festival for the 15th Consecutive Year
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Christie® is proud to continue its partnership with the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) for the 15th consecutive year, lighting up major screening venues from June 14-23 to celebrate the works of international and homegrown filmmakers.

Jun 11, 2024 Christie Showcases Illumination Technology Innovations at CineEurope 2024
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Christie®, a leading technology innovator with more than 65 years in cinema, will showcase its comprehensive solutions at CineEurope 2024, June 17-20 at the International Barcelona Convention Center, Barcelona, Spain. At booth #301 and MR 134, Christie experts will be on hand to discuss solutions for both small-screen and premium large format cinemas, including the industry’s widest range of energy-efficient projectors.

May 23, 2024 Christie Showcases Commitment to Cinema Industry Development at the 20th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is pleased to announce its participation in the 20th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF), taking place at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center, May 23-27.

May 16, 2024 Christie Projection Set to Deliver Exceptional Cinematic Experiences at Festival De Cannes
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Christie® will power screenings at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, from May 14-25. This marks the 18th year Christie has partnered with Cannes, and its projectors, both RGB pure laser illumination and its new series 4 Xenon-based systems, will be used in 24 spaces throughout the festival, including at the flagship Grand Théâtre Lumière room.

May 8, 2024 Cinecittà Invests in A Premium Moviegoing Experience with Christie Projection
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Christie® is pleased to share that Cinecittà, Germany’s largest multiplex, has recently installed 12 RGB pure laser projectors, with more to follow. ECCO Cine Supply & Service supplied and installed the projectors.

May 2, 2024 Christie to Light Up Independent Cinemas Australia Conference 2024 as Official Projection Partner
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is proud to serve as the official projection partner of the Independent Cinemas Australia (ICA) Conference 2024, taking place in Sydney from May 8-10.

Apr 24, 2024 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projector Powers First Ōma Cinema
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A Christie® CP4435-RGB pure laser projector is bringing screenings to life at a unique new cinema experience at Ōma Cinema in Mougins, France.
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