Christie projects Titanic 3D premiere4 April 2012
In co-operation with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, Christie supplied its Christie Duo dual-projector to bring the bright, vivid scenes of Titanic in 3D to life at its world premiere last week at The Royal Albert Hall. The Christie Duo can deliver the brightest 2K or 4K movie experiences in 2D or 3D on the largest screens.
“I’m pleased to have Christie continuing to accompany me on my ‘journey of discovery,’ which will see studios and cinema owners providing stirring 3D and, in due course, high frame rate movies, to fully immerse their audiences in experiences that best represent the creative excellence of today’s producers and directors,” said Director James Cameron.
“It truly is an honour for Christie to be working alongside James Cameron on such a prestigious world premiere. This is not only a great testimonial to the trust put in our digital cinema solutions, but also confirms Christie’s role as the world leader and a pioneer in this field. With more than 80 years of history in cinema, Christie continues to push the boundaries with major digital innovations, including 3D deployment and high frame rates,” said Dale Miller, vice-president, Christie EMEA.
The co-operation between Christie and Lightstorm Entertainment continues with the signing of a five-year agreement to exchange research, testing, development and technical support on high frame rate (HFR) projection.
Christie was also selected by Cameron to assist him in showcasing the first ‘mass audience’ demonstration of high frame rate (HFR) cinema projection at CinemaCon 2011 on 4 April 2011. Using two Christie projectors, Cameron demonstrated the higher frame-rate delivery necessary for the next generation of 3D films.
Cameron used Christie Solaria Series DLP Cinema projectors at the Las Vegas demonstration to project 3D content at up to 60 frames per second (FPS). The current industry standard is 24 FPS, which can result in blurred images (“judder”).
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox