SHANGHAI, CHINA — Christie (www.christiedigital.com) has unveiled one of the first commercial pure laser projection systems, which was installed at the Shanghai Film Art Center, today, June 13. The Shanghai Film Art Center is the first cineplex to be built in China.
Christie laser projectors provide a brightness of up to 72,000 lumens per projector head (breaking its previous 34,000 lumens benchmark), wide color gamut capabilities, high contrast, and reduced maintenance requirements. One of the biggest advantages of Christie’s laser projection system is its scalable and upgradable architecture, which allows users to precisely select the amount of laser light needed for their screen, with the capability to simply add more laser modules in the future if they wish to increase the brightness.
Using the Christie Duo system, there is no practical limit to the amount of light that can be put on a cinema screen. For maximum reliability, Christie’s laser system features integrated cooling in each laser module to provide the right amount of cooling for the lasers that are in use.
The laser projection system was installed in Hall 1 of the Shanghai Film Art Center and boasts a brightness of 60,000 lumens, a contrast ratio of 3000:1, and a 1.4 gain high uniformity white screen measuring 23 meters in width.
“As a pioneer in the visual display industry, Christie prides itself in the pursuit of achieving the highest in brightness and achieving the most realistic color reproduction,” notes Don Shaw, senior director, product management, Christie. “With our rich experience in the field of laser research and development, and having conducted a number of professional and commercial laser demos, Christie is able to deliver full-fledged laser technology at the Shanghai Film Art Center. The installation has been exceptionally smooth due to our longstanding expertise and practical experience in laser projection technology.”