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Christie Awes Exhibitors in Beijing with World’s First 72,000 Lumen Laser Projection Demonstration

Christie®, a global leader in cinema projection, fascinated leading exhibitors from Asia Pacific with a demonstration of its prototype laser projector in Beijing today. Short movie clips of 3D content projected on a 20-meter wide by 12-meter high screen were screened at typical 3D brightness levels of 3-4 ft-L and then using the laser projector at 14 ft-L at the theater of Wanda Shi Jin Shan Cinema, leaving the audiences in awe.

“Today’s laser projection demo was fabulous! I’m impressed with the ultra brightness and life-like colors delivered onto the screen,” said Ning Ye, General Manager of Wanda Group.

“Christie is committed to creating new technology and maintaining our products at a high quality. We are continuously developing solutions to help exhibitors to project compelling, immersive images to their screens. Today we are pleased to demonstrate our first prototype laser projector to the exhibitors,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific.

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.”

Dr. Shaw continued, “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.”

Commenting on the laser projector, Dr. Shaw said, “There’s half-a-dozen different ‘forks in the road’ decisions that have to be made when designing a laser-projection system and most manufacturers will take different paths.” He noted that Christie customers have come to expect the best in technology and service from the world’s largest supplier of DLP Cinema® projectors, operating for more than 80 years.

Dr. Shaw also shared with the exhibitors information on Christie® IMB, an integrated media block solution that seamlessly 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. Following his presentation, the audiences were treated to a demo of Christie IMB showcasing MPEG2 contents.

Christie hosted its first laser projector demo for cinema industry luminaries such as Douglas Trumbull, recent Gordon E. Sawyer Academy Award winner, at its High Frame Rate Summit in April 2012.

At IBC 2012 in Amsterdam in September, Christie gained recognition for the world’s first laser projection of Hugo 3D, a feature-length 3D movie projected at 2D brightness levels. Hugo 3D is the first CPG (Cameron Pace Group) certified movie.

Christie’s Commitment to HFR
The two main goals of Christie’s HFR activities are to help the industry develop the best HFR content and the best delivery system for HFR content. The first goal involves assisting leading-edge filmmakers and post-production companies in perfecting HFR movie creation, so the industry has the most engaging, entertaining content possible. The second goal is to assist exhibitors in showing these 3D HFR movies in all their glory. To these ends, Christie is helping create the standards for 3D HFR movies through formal and informal technology-development alliances with major producers and directors, post-production facilities, studios and technology partners. On the exhibitor’s front, Christie provides one-stop shopping for all the hardware, software and services that enable exhibitors to deliver a filmmaker’s vision in stunning 3D HFR quality.

Christie Creating Powerful Live Event Experience at LDI 2012

Christie is lighting up the LDI 2012 trade show from Oct. 19-21 with a range of integrated offerings to create the definitive rental staging experience. Designed to replicate a concert stage and inspire the imagination, the Christie booth features the entire Christie Nitro Solutions family of digital luminaires, two Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP projectors and the multiple award-winning Christie MicroTiles.

Award Winning Christie Nitro Solutions Take Center Stage
Taking the figurative center stage at the show is the award winning Christie Nitro Solutions – the Christie YK50, Christie YK100, and Christie YK200 – each with a Christie projector installed displaying bright, brilliant and changeable moving images. Designed for staging and event applications, Christie Nitro Solutions offer three yoke models and provide a platform to move and control a variety of Christie video projectors via DMX protocol – allowing integration of lighting equipment and video projectors easily with the same control console. These versatile yokes can be flown, rigged or set up at floor level, according to application needs.

Rigged on either side of the stage, two Christie YK50 dual-arm yokes have a Christie LX700, installed and in between is a Christie YK200 with a Christie HD20K-J installed.

Christie Nitro YK-200 featured at LDI

Christie Nitro YK-200 featured at LDI

The Christie YK50 is ideal for any small- to mid-size venue where space is limited or less brightness is needed, such as casinos, lobby displays, churches and planetariums. For larger rental staging applications, the Christie YK200 dual-arm yoke is designed for Christie Roadster 3-chip DLP models and was recently featured at Shark Week festivities. The brightest moving digital luminaire on the market, the Christie YK200 enables images between 12,000 to 20,000 ANSI lumens to be displayed on virtually any surface.

Near ground level at both stage left and right, is a Christie YK100 single-arm yoke containing an installed Christie WX10K-M projector displaying bright, moving images. Providing brightness levels from 5700 to 15,000 ANSI lumens, this flexible system includes an interchangeable head system enabling users to replace the video projector with another Christie projector – on the same yoke.

Filling the large curved screen backdrop with blended images are two Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors.

Located below the Christie YK100 display are two Christie MicroTiles arrays – each in 1-unit wide by 5-unit high configurations – while additional MicroTiles displays bracket the backdrop screen and run along the bottom in a ribbon format.

Displaying stunning visual performances, Christie MicroTiles offer substantially brighter images, a much broader color palette, and a virtually seamless canvas compared to conventional flat panel LCD and plasma displays.

Two Christie Spyder X20 video processors are managing and controlling all content displayed in the booth as well as Pandoras Box servers through Christie’s partnership with coolux Media Systems. Providing image content for Christie at LDI 2012 is Proyección de Ideas, based out of Santiago, Chile.

Downing Film Center Makes Its Move To Digital With Christie DLP Cinema Projector

Christie Projector Brings Hudson River Valley Art House “Into the Digital Age”

With an intimate 60-seat screening room, the not-for-profit Downing Film Center in Newburgh, N.Y. fills the void for movies outside the mainstream with a diverse presentation of independent and foreign films, as well as celebrated classics in this waterfront town. It will soon provide for another cinematic need: a superior movie viewing experience thanks to a Christie Solaria CP2210 digital cinema projector, which is expected to be fully installed by mid-October. As the Lower Hudson River Valley’s only independent cinema, the center offers moviegoers an experience unlike any other in the area – and its move to digital will give guests the best of new technology to enhance its unique cinematic range.

“We certainly wouldn’t go with any other projector besides Christie,” said Brian Burke, executive director of the Downing Film Center. “Christie has a strong reputation for quality, with technology and service that have always been top-notch. Unlike other solutions that I researched, I learned that Christie is always at the top when it came to digital projection.”

Christie Solaria CP2210 Digital Cinema Projector

Christie Solaria CP2210 Digital Cinema Projector

Craig Sholder, vice president, Christie Entertainment Solutions, applauded the Center’s support for the independent film artist. “With their move to digital, Downing Film Center will provide the Hudson River Valley community with a quality movie-viewing experience that is second to none, and Christie values the trust they have placed in us to provide them with the best projector technology in the industry to do so,” said Sholder. “We are committed to providing independent theaters such as Downing with the same high-quality products and services that larger chains take advantage of when converting to digital cinema.”

“Drive to Digital” Fundraiser
Downing Film Center has been in the business of creating a memorable night out for community residents since the theater first opened in July of 2006. Initially selling tickets in person, using roll tickets and taking reservations by phone, the theater has always used a 35mm projector and a Christie platter system to light up its single screen. Over the years, Burke recalls encountering “a few hiccups when loading the reel,” such as an incident where he and his wife spent hours rewinding a film by hand after the canister spilled out.

Soon after changing to an automated ticketing service last January, the Center began planning to convert to digital. It set in motion its “Drive to Digital” fundraising campaign, which incorporates plans such as expanded film offerings and upgrades to its technology, including the installation of a digital projector. A limited budget has presented challenges, but creative use of social media such as weekly e-news, a website and YouTube is helping them get the word out about the Center’s need for funding.

With the order for a Christie CP2210 projector already placed, Burke hopes to have the equipment installed by mid-October, and to begin showing “award-worthy independent films with an award-worthy image. “

A Bright Future With Digital
“We’re moving ahead with the installation because we have a very generous and supportive community, and we are confident our audience will come through for us and continue to support us down the road,” said Burke. “We’re also confident in Christie’s ability to provide the high standard of entertainment we are recognized for, and once our audiences experience the brilliant colors and sharp images of digital cinema, they’ll be more motivated than ever before to support our move to digital.”

He added: “Having a digital projector from Christie will eliminate many of the headaches film can cause. And looking at the bigger picture, digital projection will also dramatically expand the variety of movies and alternative content I can show on the screen. People will be absorbed by the bright, beautiful images the Christie projector will provide and will be better able to appreciate the full intent of the artist’s vision.”

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Christie Delivers Value, High Brightness With New G Series and E Series 1-Chip DLP Projectors

Unsurpassed Image Quality and a Wide Range of Features for Fixed Installation and Rental Staging Applications

Christie continues to lead the way for superior price/performance value and high brightness with today’s introduction of the G Series and four new E Series 1-chip DLP projectors. In the new G Series, the Christie DHD550-G and Christie DWU550-G provide 5000 lumens, 1-chip DLP technology and a single mercury-lamp design for fixed applications with better price performance and higher brightness than other projectors in their class. Similar to G Series, the four new E Series projectors deliver exceptional price performance, higher brightness, and increased flexibility and reliability for both fixed and rental staging applications.

Christie G Series Fills Market Need for High Value and High Brightness
At 5000 lumens and offering a choice between HD (1920 x 1080) and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolutions, the Christie G Series is an excellent choice for board and conference rooms, government, houses of worship, higher education facilities and a variety of small venue applications.

New Christie DWU550-G projector

New Christie DWU550-G projector

Installation is easy with features like optional wireless connectivity, a suite of optional lenses and input options that include HDMI, DVI and display port. When it comes to image quality, the Dynamic Contrast feature boosts contrast ratios up to 5000:1, and Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture functionality provide flexible display options. And for multi-projector installations, the Christie G Series comes with color matching as well as an optional dual processing warp card that enables blending and warping.

“As customer requirements increase in a rapidly changing landscape, Christie is ahead of the curve in offering the affordable, yet feature-packed Christie G Series,” said George Tsintzouras, senior director, product management for Business Products at Christie. “The market has been asking for a product like this from Christie and we think our customers are going to love the new G series.”

Enhanced and Improved Christie E Series Features Higher Brightness for Fixed Installation and Rental Staging
Christie also added four new E Series projectors to its extensive product lineup today with the Christie DHD675-E, Christie DWU675-E, Christie DHD775-E and the Christie DWU775-E.

New Christie DWU775-E projector

New Christie DWU775-E projector

The new Christie E Series models are built on 1-chip DLP technology and a dual lamp design that provides increased brightness ranging from 6450 to 7200 lumens, a choice between HD (1920 x 1080) and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolutions, and delivers up to 5000:1 contrast ratio thanks to the Dynamic Contrast feature. In addition, the new Christie E Series offers easy connectivity, incredible image quality and DLP reliability.

“With the inclusion of display port inputs, brightness tracking and optional wireless connectivity, these new models are ideal for boardrooms, conference rooms, auditoriums, venues, government, houses of worship and higher education spaces,” said Tsintzouras.

“Additional benefits of the new Christie E Series are the optional dual processor warp module for blending and warping images, color matching and an optional stacking system making it ideal for applications requiring geometric adjustments and/or multi-projector setups used in rental and staging applications.”

The new Christie E Series models feature a dust-sealed light engine and dual mercury lamps that have the unique ability to optimize lamp configuration to maximize lamp operation in 24/7 applications. Also included is a high brightness six-segment color wheel (RGBCYW) with an optional rich color wheel (RGBCYM) available when color precision is vital. The color wheel ensures radiant colors while eliminating artifacts from rapidly moving content, leaving audiences with the sharpest images.

Tsintzouras concluded, “Christie is proud to extend its 1-chip DLP product family with these four new Christie E Series models and the new Christie G Series, bringing higher brightness, powerful features and incredible value to our customers.”

Christie E Series will be on display at LDI October 19-21 and Solutions that Rock – a Christie sponsored event – in Philadelphia November 7-8 while the new G Series will be at EDUCAUSE in Denver November 7-8.

Both the Christie G Series and Christie E Series models have a three-year parts and labor warranty backed by Christie’s renowned sales and service support. The new projectors ship in November.

Christie Digital Cinema Projectors Flexed Their “Super Powers” In The IGN Theater At New York Comic Con 2012

Preferred Integrator Digital Media Systems Chose Christie Solaria Projectors for Screenings in the Special Events Hall at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

As thousands of comic book and science fiction enthusiasts dressed in elaborate character costumes flocked to New York Comic Con, Christie digital cinema projectors flexed their own brand of “super powers” in the IGN theater. Preferred Christie integrator, Digital Media Systems, installed two Christie Solaria Series projectors to light up the theater in the special events hall, 1D, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, October 11 – 14.

New York Comic Con is a convention dedicated to celebrating all the latest in the comic book, graphic novel, video game and pop culture entertainment industries. Attracting more than 105,000 science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts, it is the second largest annual event held in New York City. At the event, fans from near and far gather to meet and greet their favorite celebrities, writers and animators, catch new movie trailers, and find unique, rare and popular collectibles from the science fiction universe on sale.

Christie CP2230 projector used at Comic Con 2012

Christie CP2230 projector used at Comic Con 2012

“We were thrilled to provide digital cinema projection through our trusted partner, Digital Media Systems, at this fun and very special convention,” said Craig Sholder, vice president, Christie Entertainment Solutions. “As the undisputed leader in digital cinema, we are pleased that our projectors helped filmmakers demonstrate to their eager fans the full gamut of special effects in brilliant color and high definition. When it comes to delivering superior image quality and unmatched brightness, Christie projectors certainly have their own ‘super powers’ for the job.”

Two for the Show
The concentration of this targeted, energetic fan base makes it a prime opportunity for directors and studios to generate buzz by showcasing their latest exclusive footage and previews. This required a digital projection system of the highest quality to ensure the most accurate depiction of the filmmakers’ vision. For the screenings, organizers entrusted Gregg Paliotta, president and owner of Digital Media Systems, to install Christie DLP Cinema digital projectors in the main hall for the second year in a row. He selected two Christie CP2230 2K projectors, one for each of the two 13-foot by 24-foot screens that dominated the right and left sides of the theater stage.

“We showed a 3D movie with a Christie projector and RealD 3D last year and got a great response; everyone was very pleased with the incredible picture quality. Our role was expanded this year with Christie delivering all the projected content in the hall and for one special 3D event,” said Paliotta. “The theater holds about 2,800 people and is the center of programming for the show, so we were very excited about all the events to unfold with the Christie projectors lighting up the venue. And, of course, the Christie projectors delivered as promised.”

Among the anticipated scheduled events to be projected were the first public screening of footage from “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2”; and exclusive footage from “The Bay,” an eco-horror movie from Oscar®-winning director Barry Levinson and the producers of “Paranormal Activity”. The cast of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” also held a panel to discuss and present an exclusive clip from the season 3 premiere.

Christie is the Display ‘Superhero’
For Paliotta, Christie is “the real hero” when it comes to delivering the most powerful performances for these high profile situations. “We worked with the same people as last year and knew they were counting on us to deliver – which is why we chose Christie,” he said. “We use Christie projectors exclusively because the company is the only one we trust to give us the performance and reliability we need.”

Digital Media Systems provides complete equipment and engineering support for world premieres and event screenings. It also provides multiplex and screening room installation service and maintenance.

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Prestige and Performance on Display at the Congrès de la Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français With XPAND 3D Infinity System

DEAUVILLE, France – Delivering the very best quality and style in 3D cinema in one of the world’s largest and most innovative film markets, an XPAND 3D Infinity system was used at the 67th Congrès de la Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français (National Federation of French Cinemas). Held at the Centre International in Deauville, France, the event brought together exhibitors and film distributors from around the country and featured screenings of several films, including Clément Michel’s La Stratégie de la Poussette, Grégory Magne and Stéphane Viard’s L’Air de Rien and Ben Affleck’s Argo.

The fourth day of the Congrès de la Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français was “Distributor Day,” featuring a lineup of film previews from numerous French distributors. For all 3D content, XPAND provided a 3D cinema system featuring no less than 2,000 of its Infinity active 3D glasses.

“France is celebrated for its progressive and innovative attitude towards film and the Congrès de la Fédération Nationale des Cinémas Français is one of the largest events of the year for the French film industry. As such, there can be no compromises when it comes to technology, which is why our Infinity 3D system is ideal for this event,” said Alain Rémond, President of Sales and Business Development, XPAND 3D. “No other 3D cinema system can match the scalability, quality and stylish appearance of Infinity, which is truly the best system to bring filmmakers’ artistic visions to life!”

The XPAND Infinity 3D glasses provide up to 38% transparency and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The glasses’ lightweight ergonomic designs ensure long-wearing comfort, and their wide 3D viewing angle provides an optimal 3D image across the entire cinema. All new XPAND cinema systems and glasses fully support HFR (High Frame Rate) double and single flash at 96fps, 120fps, 144fps, 192fps, 240fps and even variable fps.

XPAND 3D is also the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and is a sponsor of the Venice Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival and the Sarajevo Film Festival. XPAND 3D systems are used for the biggest 3D premieres around the world.

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name.

XPAND 3D’S NEW PASSIVE SYSTEMS RESET EXPECTATIONS IN SPECTACULAR FASHION!

DEAUVILLE, France – In a move to provide cinema industry professionals with more quality and choice than ever before possible, XPAND 3D — the leader in multidimensional imaging and pioneer of active shutter technologies — today introduced a new passive solution that delivers performance, comfort and commercial versatility to new, broader markets. The new XPAND Polarizer and Color Spacer passive systems will feature stunning new glasses that are lighter, more ergonomic and certainly more stylish than anything on the market today.

Commenting on the announcement, Maria Costeira, Chief Executive Officer, XPAND 3D noted, “XPAND 3D is singularly committed to advancing the consumer experience of multidimensional imaging and whereas our active shutter technologies are deployed by the world’s leading cinemas and for the studios’ most important premieres, we recognized that a sizable market was being under-served with sub-par passive technologies. Recognizing that only passive technology could meet the commercial needs of this group, we elected to design a superior solution that would elevate the performance threshold of passive 3D. I am thrilled that our new XPAND passive systems exceed all expectations on price and performance.”

XPAND 3D passive glasses reflect well on the theater and make for a more comfortable viewing experience. The new XPAND Infinity glasses are high-end 3D glasses, which provide the brightest, most vivid and realistic 3D images available. XPAND Infinity glasses are also optimized to work with laser projectors, making it the optimal future-proof 3D system. The glasses are available in adult and children sizes.

All new XPAND cinema systems and glasses fully support HFR (High Frame Rate) double and single flash at 96fps, 120fps, 144fps, 192fps, 240fps and even variable fps. The Infinity 3D glasses provide up to 38% transparency and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The glasses’ lightweight ergonomic designs ensure long-wearing comfort, and their wide 3D viewing angle provides an optimal 3D image across the entire cinema.

XPAND offers a wide range of high-end IR systems that cover spaces from 10 to more than 5,000 seats. The XPAND Polarizer 3D system, a cost-effective 3D cinema solution using high-quality disposable circularly polarized 3D glasses and active projector polarizer with full support of all HFR formats. The system works with all digital cinema projectors and requires the usage of a high-gain silver screen. Due to the high gain screen usage, the XPAND Polarizer system is recommended only for cinemas that are used exclusively for 3D movies. Hybrid cinemas that are used for both 2D and 3D movies are recommended not use silver screens, due to the viewing zones and hot spot problems.

XPAND 3D Color Spacer is a passive, color wavelength-based 3D cinema solution. XPAND Color Spacer uses two cinema projectors, a matt white screen and reusable passive Color Spacer glasses. This solution is specifically designed for special venues that want to use passive glasses with a matt white screen. The system is recommended only with extra bright projectors due to the light output limitations of color wavelength filtering.

XPAND 3D systems are installed in cinemas worldwide, with 70 percent of the 3D cinema market share in Asia and more than 50 percent in mainland Europe. XPAND 3D glasses and systems are the default choice for VIP theaters, studio screening rooms, celebrities’ home cinemas, government presentations and high-quality 3D presentations. XPAND 3D is the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival, and is used for the biggest 3D Premieres globally.

“There is no question that active shutter technology provides the optimal visual experience,” Costeira added. “But in many cases our customers have a stratified approach to offer ‘good,’ ‘better’ and ‘best theaters based on price and performance criteria. They have come to rely on XPAND 3D for technology and service at the ‘better’ and ‘best’ and have asked us to develop a solution for the broader entry level. We waited until a time that we could make a quantitative difference in the passive experience and yet do so at a price that would work. I believe we have achieved this dual goal in spectacular fashion!”

For more information on XPAND 3D, please visit www.xpand.me

About XPAND 3D:
XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name.

Christie Digital Cinema Projectors Screen World Premiere of Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” in Brilliant 3D at New York Film Festival

A Festival Sponsor, Christie is Among “The Brightest Stars” of NYFF Opening Night Celebrations.

The highly anticipated world premiere in 3D of Academy Award® winning director Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” was projected at Alice Tully Hall this weekend using acclaimed Christie Solaria digital cinema projectors as part of the 50th Annual New York Film Festival opening night celebrations.

'Life of Pi' lead actor Suraj Sharma (l.) and director Ang Lee at the New York Film Festival.

'Life of Pi' lead actor Suraj Sharma (l.) and director Ang Lee at the New York Film Festival.

Preferred Christie dealer Digital Media Systems selected and installed two powerful Christie CP4230 DLP Cinema projectors and synchronized their images on screen to meet the demands of the festival organizers, who required double the brightness levels of typical 3D presentations to more accurately depict Ang Lee’s epic 3D film, a fantasy about a boy stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. The film kicked off the prestigious festival, setting the tone for the scores of other screenings and special events on tap, including workshops and panel discussions, many of which will feature today’s most influential filmmakers and industry leaders, from September 28 through October 14.

In addition to Alice Tully Hall, the festival is utilizing other venues on the Lincoln Center Campus, including the Walter Reade Theater, and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which includes the Francesca Beale Theater, Howard Gilman Theater and the Amphitheater.

“We are pleased to be a sponsor of the New York Film Festival,” said Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions at Christie. “As the undisputed leader in digital cinema with the largest number of digital cinema installations worldwide, Christie has earned a solid reputation as an industry innovator whose groundbreaking technology has revolutionized the digital cinema landscape. It’s our privilege to ‘play’ the premier venue at the New York Film Festival, and to be in the excellent company of some of the most creative and visionary filmmakers of our time.”

Gregg Paliotta, president and owner of Digital Media Systems, noted that festival organizers have worked with him in the past, and so placed complete trust in him to provide them with the best digital projectors available to meet their needs. Representing 20th Century Fox, which is distributing the film and is also a Festival sponsor, Paliotta selected the Christie CP4230 projectors for their exceptional performance on the large screen. The two-projector system helped deliver an unprecedented level of brightness, image clarity, and realism.

“They wanted the most reliable, most powerful projection system in the industry to achieve the higher level of brightness required for the 3D ‘Life of Pi’, ensuring the visual impact that
Ang Lee sought to bring his cinematic vision to life,” he said. “There was never any doubt in my mind that Christie was the only one that could meet such a challenge in terms of image brightness, while still maintaining deep color saturation and razor-sharp resolution. Christie was a huge success last year when I used them for the advance screening of Martin Scorsese’s highly acclaimed film, ‘Hugo,’ and I was confident that Christie would again surpass all expectations this year.”

Paliotta added: “The feedback from the audience was remarkable. The picture was visually stunning. Everyone was beyond blown away by how it looked. Without a doubt, it was a fantastic screening and an unforgettable evening.”

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XPAND 3D Brings Artistic Visions to Life at San Sebastián Film Festival

SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain – Reaffirming its 3D systems as the technology of choice for the most prestigious film festivals around the world, XPAND 3D provided a world-class 3D cinema system through regional partner Kelonik for the 60th San Sebastián Film Festival in San Sebastián, Spain.

This year’s San Sebastián Film Festival featured Dustin Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones, Ewan McGregor, John Travolta Oliver Stone, Benicio del Toro, Ben Affleck and Catherine Deneuve receiving Donostia Awards. The Festival also included screenings of Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, David Frankel’s Hope Springs, Oliver Stone’s Savages and Ben Lewin’s The Sessions.

The San Sebastián Film Festival also featured the world premiere of The Art of Flight 3D and the European premiere of Storm Surfers 3D, both of which are sponsored by Red Bull. Both films were screened in the Velodrome, which features a 25 x 11-meter screen and seats approximately 3,500 people. Kelonik outfitted the Velodrome with an XPAND 3D system featuring XPAND’s classic X101 active 3D glasses.

“The Art of Flight 3D and Storm Surfers 3D both demonstrate the amazing possibilities of the 3D cinema experience with stunning photography, fast-paced action and innovative content,” said Maria Costeira, CEO of XPAND 3D. “XPAND 3D cinema systems allow the artists who created these works to truly realize their visions by enabling the audience to see 3D the way it is meant to be seen.”

“XPAND systems are the only way we can deliver the highest quality 3D while also maintaining the highest quality in 2D projections on the giant screen at the Velodrome during the Festival,” said Tomas Naranjo, Managing Director of Kelonik.

XPAND 3D is also the official partner of the Cannes Film Festival and is a sponsor ofthe Venice Film Festival, the Montreal Film Festival and the Sarajevo Film Festival. XPAND 3D systems are used for the biggest 3D premieres around the world.

For more information on XPAND, please visit www.xpand.me

For more information on Kelonik, please visit www.kelonik.com

About XPAND 3D:
XPAND 3D is the global leader in 3D technologies for cinema, with systems used by over 5,000 3D cinemas in more than 50 countries. XPAND 3D is also the 3D solution of choice for home, business, post-production, education, military, medical and professional 3D applications. XPAND 3D designs, manufactures and OEMs a range of consumer electronics 3D solutions that are driving the 3D revolution. XPAND is committed to advancing the state-of-the art in technology to provide consumers, businesses, educators and medical professionals with the comprehensive advantages of stereoscopic 3D. XPAND provides glasses on a linear scale from the most advanced and feature-packed for sophisticated surgical, training and home theater to more ruggedized and affordable for cinema and mass market use. X6D Limited is a global company whose products and services are marketed under the XPAND brand name.

The future is bright: projectiondesign® ships new 3-chip 3D projector

Smallest, brightest and most powerful 3D projector for small to large screen applications

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The F85 3-chip DLP® projector is the latest 2D and 3D capable projector to join projectiondesign®’s unrivalled line up of innovative projectors.

Boasting an impressive set of features designed for demanding applications, the F85 series is the brightest projector in the projectiondesign range. The projector boasts a brightness of up to 11,000 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 14,000:1 for crisp, detailed images. The projector is available in WUXGA or 1080p resolution versions as well as a special version that can optically switch between REC709 and DCI P7 colour spaces. It brings colour saturation and accuracy, optional image processing and connectivity to any installation space.

“Performance, versatility, connectivity, brightness and low cost of ownership were our objectives when creating the new F85 series,” says Anders Løkke, Marketing Director at projectiondesign. “The F85 is compatible with a range of input and outputs including X-PORT™ module connectivity and bandwidth opening up the markets in which it can be used including rental and staging, live events, visitor attractions, advanced visualization and simulation and training.”

As well as 2D imaging, the projector can be used in active or passive 3D stereoscopic mode removing the requirement for multiple projectors in stereoscopic set up. The F85 series can display sequential 3D at up to 120 Hz, as well as frame rate convert any input signal to 120 Hz with the X-PORT DCC120, and combine two input streams to a single sequential.

The projector benefits from proprietary Advanced Color Optical Processing (ACOP), which combines both fixed and motorized optical filters to enable optical calibration with near infinite accuracy and without any loss of bit depth. When combined with projectiondesign’s RealColor color management system, ACOP ensures on-site color calibration with performance to achieve any desired color standard.

The projector is available with an impressive set of optical lenses for a wide range of focal distances ensuring fit in the most challenging of installations and architecture. Powered lens shift system with user adjustable optical color processing filters. The unit uses projectiondesign’s DuArch™ dual illumination architecture for high performance and extended lamp life and at 400W brightness, the F85 ensures the brightest imaging possible.

Adding to its installation flexibility, the unit weighs just 24.1 kilograms. The F85 series is available now,

The dual lamp optical engine with “hot swap” capability allows failsafe operation for critical applications for complete piece of mind. Common to all projectiondesign models, the F85 is compatible with ProNet software for network-based control, monitoring and calibration.

Designed for 24/7 operation, the F85 series comes with up to five years warranty. This means they the F85 is designed or continual operational and where predictable cost of ownership is a requirement!

www.projectiondesign.com

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