ISE 2014: Christie showcases Q Series5 February 2014
Receiving its first major public showing since its launch in January, Christie’s new Q Series is claimed to achieve best-in-class 1-chip DLP brightness. The Q Series comprises three models. The DWU951 features WUXGA resolution with brightness of 8,500 lumens; the DWX951 delivers the same level of brightness but with WXGA resolution; and the DXG1051 provides 10,000 lumens from an XGA resolution panel.
Target applications for the Q Series include rental staging such as concerts and conventions where blending and warping images from multiple projectors onto flat, curved, hexagonal or spherical surfaces is required.
Usable in either single or dual-lamp mode, the Christie Q Series is equipped with eClarity – advanced image processing that is said to significantly enhance images by providing greater control over image sharpness, gloss and shading. Built-in High Dynamic Contrast Range (HDCR), meanwhile, is designed to eliminate image ‘washout’ in high ambient light conditions, recovering details that may have been lost due to excess light on the screen.
As well as announcing updates to its G Series of projectors, Christie is focusing on applications including collaboration, command and control, and large scale video-mapping. The company is demonstrating its recent additional excursions into 4K technology (for non-cinema as well as cinema), its Phoenix open content management system, and for collaboration requirements, the Brio.
Following the launch of the FHD551-W 55-inch LCD weatherproof flatpanel with integrated waterproof speakers (pictured), Christie is also exhibiting the most recent members of its flat panel family on the stand.