Christie Shows High Frame Rate 3D on Single Projector at IBC

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Thu, 09/29/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

At IBC Big Screen theatre screenings in Amsterdam last month Christie demonstrated a 3D high frame rate digital cinema system using a single projector – the Christie Solaria Series CP2230 projector – in combination with other currently-available components. The company says it was an industry first. “The RealD XL Cinema System and International Datacasting’s SuperFlex Pro Cinema Event Player are available today along with Christie’s DLP projectors providing cinema owners and content owners with the foundation they need to realize new revenue streams from the projection of 'alternative content' sporting and theatrical events in 3D HFR ” says Dr. Don Shaw director Product Management Christie Entertainment Solutions. Content showing the world-famous Cavalia equestrian production company in action was projected in 3D at 60 frames per second during Shaw’s Exhibitor Considerations for High Frame Rate 3D Technology seminar. “This demonstration sets the scene for single-projector 3D HFR cinema content delivery following on James Cameron’s ground-breaking proof of concept of HFR cinema content at CinemaCon 2011 which Christie assisted with ” says Shaw. “Exhibitors are looking for complete systems that can be readily installed in cinema projection rooms to facilitate the rollout of these and other 3D HFR cinema productions but to do so technology manufacturers need to step up with cost-effective solutions that seamlessly integrate projectors servers and 3D cinema equipment ” Shaw says. “The next step in the 3D HFR solution is for vendors to develop and market new more powerful and more versatile Integrated Media Block server technology to provide the performance and security that exhibitors demand.”