BEIJING, CHINA — At the theater of Wanda Shi Jin Shan Cinema, Christie (www.christiedigital.com) demonstrated a prototype 72,000 lumen laser projector. Short movie clips of 3D content projected on a 20-meter wide (65.5 foot) by 12-meter (39 foot) high screen were screened at typical 3D brightness levels of 3-4 ft-L. They were then shown using the laser projector at 14 ft-L.
Presenting at the laser demo event, Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, product management, Christie Entertainment Solutions, noted, “Audiences deserve to see the brightest 3D with 14 ft-L on cinema screens. Our demonstration today showed just how truly spectacular a movie maker’s vision can be realized when shown at the highest light levels, making the shared experience more immersive, and, ultimately, driving more cinema ticket sales.”
Shaw added, “Some attendees leave 3D movies complaining of headaches, fatigue, and sore eyes. Just like reading a book in low light levels, low brightness on the movie screen is one of the reasons for these complaints. Delivering more lumens to the screen will help address these effects, as will the advent of ‘eye-easy’ high frame rate (HFR) movies.”
Also shared with attendees at the demo was information on Christie IMB, an integrated media block solution that converts and delivers feature-film and alternative content within a secure environment to all of Christie’s 2K and 4K, DCI-compliant Solaria Series 2 projectors.