Christie used CinemaCon 2017 as a platform to debut its CP4325-RGB ‘all in one’ RGB laser projector, the latest in the Christie Freedom Series. The manufacturer says that the CP4325-RGB is an ideal replacement product for aging Series 1 and early installations of Series 2 projectors, as well as for new-build cinemas and those due for retrofits.
Based on the Christie CineLife Series 3 electronics platform – which also underpins the newly announced Christie CP2308 lamp-based projector – the CP4325-RGB is designed to be an easy-to-operate RGB laser projector, as well as being simple to install.
Key to its appeal is that its design reportedly eliminates the current need for sub-ambient cooling, as well as providing a vast palette of colors, higher contrast ratios and low maintenance costs.
The Christie CineLife platform powering the CP4325-RGB is manufactured, designed and integrated by the company. Featuring a streamlined UX-inspired interface, Christie CineLife is optimised to simplify the playback, scheduling and management of cinema content.
Field-tested on more than 100 screens since 2014 with the next-generation Christie IMB, the CineLife Series 3 electronics also provides backwards compatibility with other Series 2 IMB manufacturers.
“Projection forms an important component of the complete cinema experience that Christie delivers to the global exhibitor community, as well as being a critical part of the workflow that award-winning filmmakers require to deliver immersive, awe-inspiring movies,” says Jennifer Smith, executive vice president, Global Market Solutions & Engineering, Christie. “As such, Christie continues to make great strides in RGB laser projection and is pleased to show its exhibitor and studio partners a sneak preview of what will become the gold standard for laser-illuminated projection in the near future.”
The company also announced that the Christie Freedom Series projectors will be available in two unique platforms: as DCI-compliant solutions for mainstream cinemas, giant screens and Premium Large Format (PLF) theatres.
The current Christie Freedom Series CP42LH fiber-coupled RGB laser projector is the ideal solution for PLF theatres and giant screen applications. Producing brightness levels up to 60,000 lumens, a wide color gamut achieving the Rec. 2020 color space and enhanced contrast ratios, Christie claims the CP42LH is the highest performing RGB cinema laser projector on the market.
Featuring a scalable illumination platform consisting of rack-mounted laser modules, the CP42LH can be configured to meet the brightness requirements of any cinema. Each laser module is independently cooled, providing built-in fault protection and redundancy along with improved efficiency and reliability.