Christie sets 3D record22 August 2011
Christie helped set a world record when its projectors delivered the French 3D premiere of Warner Bros “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part Two” to the largest screen ever used for 3D projection. The movie was shown on a 29.9 metre wide by 12.33 metre high (98 feet by 40 feet) screen at the Palais Ominisports de Paris-Bercy.Guinness World Records certified the event.
Using six Christie Solaria Series CP2230 DLP Cinema projectors, configured in two clusters of three – with each projector’s output rated at 32,000 lumens – an audience of 8,500 witnessed the epic finale between good and evil in full stereoscopic 3D.
As each cluster projected the image for one eye, the system achieved passive 3D projection with light conditions exceeding the Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) recommended standard. The Christie CP2230 features Brilliant3D 2K technology and is Christie’s brightest digital cinema projector for screens nearly 100 feet wide.
“We’re really proud to have made this world record possible through our Christie Solaria range of digital cinema projectors,” said Pascal Gervais, Christie’s regional director. “To be chosen by our partner, the big-format 3D projection specialist 2Avi, and by Warner Bros, just confirms Christie’s technological lead, and its position as world front-runner in digital cinema.”