Corsini shows off Christie Nitro at PL+S8 April 2011
At Prolight + Sound (Frankfurt: 6 – 9 April) Christie’s stand is divided across two zones. The first zone is showcasing MicroTiles as well as a two-channel edge blend with two Christie WU12K-M managed by Christie Spyder X20 and 42 CONTROLS S.P.O.C. The second zone provides a complete lighting show with video animations created and piloted by international lighting designer Bruno Corsini.
Christie Nitro Solutions, the modular series of motorised moving yokes, can provide up to 20,000 ANSI lumens of video projection, creating high brightness imagery on any surface, from anywhere, according to the company. With the optional Xenon or LED lighting heads, the system can produce up to 50,000 lumens of lighting. Nitro Solutions can be installed at ground level or rigged to a truss, and are designed for building projection, architectural lighting and cityscapes and live events such as concerts and theatre presentations.
“No other solution on the market provides such a level of flexibility and power,” said Corsini. “The brilliance of 20,000 lumens cuts through a lot of ambient and stray light from other sources and allows light engineers to break away from a traditional frame, shooting onto virtually any surface anywhere. This really offers new perspectives in lighting and events in general.”
Corsini is piloting dynamic content on the stand from behind a GrandMA console from MA Lighting, displaying an urban environment and animations to demonstrate the Nitro solutions. The modular approach of the Christie range is said to expand the effectiveness of the moving yoke platform by allowing the user to deploy the yoke with either a video projector or light head. Other features include DMX512 control and a quick lock attachment system for easy set up and take down.
Shipping with a three year warranty, Christie Nitro Solutions offer three motorised yoke options: a dual-arm yoke (Christie YK200 – pictured) for larger video projectors ranging from 12,000 to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and two single-arm yoke: The Christie YK100 for LED heads and projectors ranging from 5,700 to 15,000 ANSI lumens, as well as the YK50 dedicated to smaller LCD projectors.