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Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for cinema exhibitors. 

Christie, a leading innovator since 1929 and a pioneer in projection systems since 1979has established a global reputation as a quality manufacturer of display technologies and solutions for the world's cinema exhibition industry.. 

Christie offers comprehensive solutions for cinema, large audience venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments.

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Jan 11, 2024 Christie’s Mike Perkins receives Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Engineering Award for the Christie E3LH Dolby Vision Cinema Projection System
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Christie®, a world leader in audio and visual display technologies, is pleased to announce that its Principal Product Developer, Mike Perkins, has been awarded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award in Scientific and Engineering, along with three other recipients, for his work on the design and development of the Christie E3LH projection system, developed in partnership with Dolby Laboratories.

Dec 7, 2023 Cinema XXI Continues to Invest in Christie CineLife+ Series Cinema Projectors
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cinema XXI continues to expand and invest in its CineLife+™ Series cinema projectors for a total of 120 units across Indonesia. The chain currently has 700 Christie projectors within its circuit.

Dec 4, 2023 Major Cineplex Continues to Invest in Christie Projection Solutions for Multiplexes Across Thailand
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Major Cineplex, Thailand’s largest cinema chain and a longstanding partner, is elevating the moviegoing experience for its guests.

Nov 29, 2023 Christie to Showcase Industry-Leading Cinema Solutions at CineAsia 2023
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Christie® will showcase its leading solutions designed to deliver awe-inspiring moviegoing experiences for all screen sizes at CineAsia 2023, taking place at True Icon Hall from December 4-7. As the official projection partner for the show, Christie will demonstrate its cutting-edge cinema technologies and solutions, including the CP4435-RGB pure laser cinema projectors for screenings and presentations in Theatres 11 and 12.

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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.
Technology designed to bring your cinema to life.
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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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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Christie® Duo is a dual-projection integration kit. With it, you can generate twice the projected brightness for sharper, superior 2D and 3D images. But you get none of the high cost or hassle that comes with current industry ‘big screen’ premium solutions.
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Wokingham, UK—Sep 30, 2016

Ang Lee Makes Cinema History with Christie® Mirage 3D Projector

At 120 frames per second your eyes get greedy,” said Hollywood film director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Life of Pi) at the EMEA first-showing of his latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, at a landmark 120fps, 4K 3D and with an astonishing 28 foot-lamberts per eye brightness as part of this year’s IBC Big Screen Experience. It was one of many notable quotes on Monday’s conference of which Lee was keynote speaker. 
 
Long-standing show director Julian Pinn opened the session promising, “I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say this is cinema history in the making.” Further underlining what the audience was shortly to experience, Pinn added the clips would be shown on, “…the Christie®Mirage, the only projector capable of showing 120fps, 3D, 4K at 28 foot-lamberts.”

Ang Lee discusses his latest film with Julian Pinn at IBC 2016
 
Clips from Ang Lee’s soon-to-be-released film from Sony TriStar Pictures, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016) - the story of a soldier who fought in the Iraq war -  were then shown. The Christie Mirage Series is widely used in demanding applications such as 3D visualization, visitor attractions or theme park rides, since it is able to achieve said high frame rate and resolution, stemming from Christie’s investment in its TruLife™ electronics platform with an industry-leading video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2 Gigapixels per second.
 
Pinn had spent some 18 months working to bring the experience to IBC and the keynote session was not only memorable for the audience’s reaction to seeing the movie clips but for the insights that emerged from the on-stage discussion between the movie’s team; director Ang Lee, technical supervisor, Ben Gervais; the film’s editor Tim Squyres; and Scot Barbour, Head of Production Technology, Sony Pictures Entertainment. For the 9-minute clip, the two Christie Mirage 4KLHs, the laser-light powered version of the original Xenon-lamp based Mirage, were installed in the auditorium, and a team of Christie engineers supported the screenings.
 
Ang Lee is known for both his dramatic storytelling and his embracing of new technologies, such as his 3D Life of Pi. Lee said the production team had decided to make the film in 120fps because HFR removes many of the limitations associated with 24fps 3D. However Ben Gervais revealed, “We never necessarily intended to see this film that way because none of us had ever seen (120fps, 4K) and finally one week before shooting we managed to get a set of (Mirage) projectors from Christie and all of us were awestruck. We hadn’t seen anything like it before.”
 
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They started shooting and Tim Squyres, the movie’s editor said, “I had to cut at the highest resolution I could which was 60fps. We were on the edge of what the system could do. Then Christie came in with the Mirages; they brought the Christie projectors into our editing room. We had the best screening room on the planet. Ideally we wanted to see it as near as possible to how it was shot.”
 
Being able to see what they were shooting daily in 120fps 4K had immediate impact during the shoot as Ang Lee explained, referencing scenes set in Iraq, “We could see everything in that burning sunlight. We saw we couldn’t use make-up.” Commenting on the clarity and realism, he expanded with great honesty adding, “That’s the scary part, you see the acting!” However, he also relished the artistic advantages. “Most preciously to me were the faces. The film language has to change. I didn’t have much choice (filming) but to stick close to Billy Lynn. You feel how they feel, see the thoughts in their eyes.”
 
The discussion touched on what Pinn had described as, “how the interplay of art and science come together.” Lee’s view of this was, “It’s humbling. Artists respond to what technology is giving us. I would go so far as to say this is a moment in cinematic history.  I pick it up and take a leap of faith. I want to stress that the picture is captured so every format (from 24fps to 120 fps) is improved in my opinion.” An interesting observation from Lee and his team was that the chemistry between art and technology differs at each level of frame rate and resolution. “But every level has its own merit,” Lee observed. “The compensation is the art. I think story telling brings wisdom to life.  We are always telling stories. It’s how you tell a story that makes the difference.” And the arch story-teller is taking current projection technology to explore this art further. “I think the artist and the industry has a lot of catching up. I’ll leave cameramen to figure out how. Now we are just beginning.”
 
Christie Mirage: Unmatched video processing bandwidth
The Christie Mirage series featuring TruLife’s processing bandwidth is seen in amusement parks, casinos, museums and public venues. The Christie® Mirage 4KLH projector head – the laser version used at the IBC screening – combines  Mirage’s unmatched video processing bandwidth with the world’s brightest laser system, Christie Freedom® laser illumination system. The projector has a potential of up to 60,000 lumens per head, potentially up to 120,000 lumens when used in a dual 6P configuration (six primary colour system). In the Rai Auditorium at IBC, the configuration was a dual stacked Mirage 4KLH configuration; the 28 foot-lambert spec on the 17.00m wide x 6.69m high Harkness Matt Plus screen required 72, 000 lumen and the laser modules were supplied accordingly. One advantage of the Christie Freedom laser illumination system is that the laser banks are separate from the projector, stackable and scalable.
 

 
 

 


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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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More Christie News:
Jan 11, 2024 Christie’s Mike Perkins receives Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Engineering Award for the Christie E3LH Dolby Vision Cinema Projection System
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Christie®, a world leader in audio and visual display technologies, is pleased to announce that its Principal Product Developer, Mike Perkins, has been awarded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award in Scientific and Engineering, along with three other recipients, for his work on the design and development of the Christie E3LH projection system, developed in partnership with Dolby Laboratories.

Dec 7, 2023 Cinema XXI Continues to Invest in Christie CineLife+ Series Cinema Projectors
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Cinema XXI continues to expand and invest in its CineLife+™ Series cinema projectors for a total of 120 units across Indonesia. The chain currently has 700 Christie projectors within its circuit.

Dec 4, 2023 Major Cineplex Continues to Invest in Christie Projection Solutions for Multiplexes Across Thailand
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Christie® is pleased to announce that Major Cineplex, Thailand’s largest cinema chain and a longstanding partner, is elevating the moviegoing experience for its guests.

Nov 29, 2023 Christie to Showcase Industry-Leading Cinema Solutions at CineAsia 2023
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Christie® will showcase its leading solutions designed to deliver awe-inspiring moviegoing experiences for all screen sizes at CineAsia 2023, taking place at True Icon Hall from December 4-7. As the official projection partner for the show, Christie will demonstrate its cutting-edge cinema technologies and solutions, including the CP4435-RGB pure laser cinema projectors for screenings and presentations in Theatres 11 and 12.

Nov 28, 2023 Christie and Cinerji Champion Cinematic Talent at Marrakech International Film Festival
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Christie® and Moroccan cinema exhibitor Cinerji support the next generation of film talent by sponsoring the Atlas Workshops at Marrakech International Film Festival.

Nov 16, 2023 Christie Powers Immersive Cinema Experiences at Apollo Kinas in Vilnius
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Christie® RGB pure laser projection and Vive Audio™ technology deliver powerful cinematic experiences at Apollo Kinas, a new premium multiplex at Vilnius Outlet shopping centre, Lithuania. Christie partner BMK installed a Christie CP4425-RGB and five CP2415-RGB Real|Laser™ illumination technology, each accompanied by a Christie Vive Audio sound system, to immerse audiences in its six screens.

Oct 26, 2023 Christie to Serve as Official Projection Partner at the 2023 Australian International Movie Convention
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is proud to announce its continuing collaboration with the 2023 Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) by serving as the event’s official projection partner.

Oct 18, 2023 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection Lights Up Darling Harbour Theatre for SXSW Sydney
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Christie® is proud to announce that its state-of-the-art digital cinema projection technology is delighting audiences with astounding visuals at SXSW® Sydney, which is held in Australia for the first time from October 15-22.

Oct 12, 2023 Galaxy Theatres Elevates Movie Experience with Christie RGB Pure Laser Cinema Projectors in Select Auditoriums
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Galaxy Theatres is elevating the cinematic experience for its guests by introducing Christie® RGB pure laser cinema projectors in select recently updated Digital Fusion Experience (DFX) auditoriums.

Oct 12, 2023 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection Powering Screenings at 67th BFI London Film Festival
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Christie® is pleased to announce its continuing partnership with the BFI for the 67th BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express. The BFI LFF has returned to the Southbank Centre’s prestigious Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank of the Thames, where the concert hall is serving as the main red carpet gala venue from October 4 to 15th.

Sep 11, 2023 Christie Lights Up TIFF Venues Once Again
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Christie® is proud to renew its partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF) for the 23rd consecutive year. Until September 17, 2023, Christie is illuminating venues, including the Scotiabank Theatre, to help the festival recognize homegrown and international cinema.

Aug 17, 2023 Christie to Elevate Cinema Experience for Chinese Audiences at BIRTV
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Christie® will elevate the cinema experience for Chinese audiences with industry-leading cinema solutions ideal for both mainstream and Premium Large Format (PLF) auditoriums at the Beijing International Radio, TV and Film Exhibition (BIRTV), to be held at the China International Exhibition Center from August 23-26.

Aug 3, 2023 Christie to Serve as Official Technology Partner of Big Cine Expo 2023
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is proud to announce its ongoing partnership with Big Cine Expo 2023 as the event’s official technology partner for the sixth consecutive year.

Jul 19, 2023 Christie Supplies RGB Pure Laser Projectors to Cineplex Germany
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Christie® is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement to supply its RGB pure laser projectors to Cineplex Germany. Work is underway to install RGB pure laser projectors as part of the agreement, which will operate until 2026.

Jul 4, 2023 Christie RGB Pure Laser Projection Powers Australian Premiere of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
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Christie® is proud to announce that it has been specifically selected and entrusted by longstanding partner Hoyts Cinema Technology Group (CTG) to provide digital cinema projection technology for the Australian premiere of Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One on Monday, July 3.

Jun 27, 2023 Christie Projectors Help ICFF Transform Toronto’s Distillery Historic District into A Cinema Village
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Christie® is proud to once again sponsor the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, presented by the ICFF. Taking place from June 27 to July 22, the festival is a celebration of Canada’s cultural mosaic through a selection of curated international films.

Jun 22, 2023 Odeon Multicines Invests in CINITY Cinema System Offering Movie Experiences in the Highest Frame Rate Available
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Odeon Multicines has reached an agreement to install CINITY Cinema Systems, with components that include the energy-efficient Christie® Real|Laser™ illumination technology, in six premium large format (PLF) theatres across Spain.

Jun 15, 2023 Christie to Showcase the Widest Selection of Projection Illumination for Exhibitors at CineEurope
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Christie® will present its latest industry-leading cinema solutions from across its broad portfolio at CineEurope, June 19-22, at CCIB Barcelona.

Jun 12, 2023 Christie Supports the Shanghai International Film Festival for the 14th Consecutive Year
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Christie®, the leader in inspiring exceptional experiences, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) for the 14th consecutive year.

Jun 8, 2023 Christie to Showcase Industry-Leading Cinema Solutions at CinemaS Shanghai International Film Forum and Exhibition
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Christie® will showcase its industry-leading cinema solutions ideal for both mainstream and Premium Large Format (PLF) auditoriums at the CinemaS Shanghai International Film Forum and Exhibition (CinemaS), to be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center from June 12-14.
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