Christie Takes 4K Projection Beyond Cinema
Targeted at applications requiring ultrahigh resolution and high brightness, including amusement parks, large auditoriums, museums, planetariums, virtual reality settings, and automotive design, the Christie D4K35 delivers up to 35,000 lumens using DLP technology.
Christie debuted its new 4K (4096x2160) resolution D4K35 projector at InfoComm 2011. Targeted at applications requiring ultrahigh resolution and high brightness, including amusement parks, large auditoriums, museums, planetariums, virtual reality settings, and automotive design, the Christie D4K35 delivers up to 35,000 lumens using DLP technology.
Equipped with quad 3G serial digital inputs, the D4K35 displays 12-bit (4:4:4) 4K images while its twin HDMI inputs, which use industrial DVI connectors, provides functionality for Blu-ray, HD, and other 2K sources. With different lamp options ranging from 13,000 to 35,000 lumens, the D4K35 is adaptable to various light levels, company officials said.
"The Christie D4K35 is the first 4K DLP projector released to the world for non-cinema applications. Based on the latest DLP chip set, this unit is an extremely high performance addition to the Christie pro AV family of products," said George Tsintzouras, Christie's senior director of product management for business products, in a statement. "With DLP color, contrast, performance, and quality, the Christie D4K35 now offers the market access to true-to-life color and brightness that will take large-screen projection to heights not attainable with other 4K technologies."
Tsintzouras also said that with more than four times the number of pixels as 2K projectors, the Christie D4K35 could overcome the need to manage 2 x 2 tiled arrays of projection in order to display 4K resolution.
The Christie D4K35 can also display triple flash 3D with 1080p and 2K sources up-scaled to 4K; the input format matches all available 3D video sources without requiring costly extra lens hardware, according to the company.
The D4K35 sports a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. Automatic lamp alignment optimizes lamp life, output and, screen brightness, Christie said. The lens can be adjusted and focused using a remote control.
The Christie D4K35 will come with a three-year parts and labor warranty and ship in July.