In co-operation with James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, Christie supplied its Christie Duo dual-projector solution for the world premiere of Titanic 3D at The Royal Albert Hall, London.
“I’m pleased to have Christie continuing to accompany me on my ‘journey of discovery,’ which will see studios and cinema owners providing stirring 3D and, in due course, high frame rate movies, to fully immerse their audiences in experiences that best represent the creative excellence of today’s producers and directors,” said James Cameron.
“It truly is an honour for Christie to be working alongside James Cameron on such a prestigious world premiere,” said Dale Miller, vice-president, Christie EMEA. “This is not only a great testimonial to the trust put in our digital cinema solutions, but also confirms Christie’s role as the world leader and a pioneer in this field. With more than 80 years of history in cinema, Christie continues to push the boundaries with major digital innovations, including 3D deployment and high frame rates,” The multi-party effort includes Fox Filmed Entertainment, Bell Theatres Services, Britannia Row Audio and a full orchestra, with Jon Landau appearing onstage with James Cameron at the premiere.
The event continues the co-operation between Christie and Lightstorm, following the signing of a five-year agreement to exchange research, testing, development and technical support on high frame rate (HFR) projection.
Christie was selected by Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron to assist him in showcasing the first “mass audience” demonstration of high frame rate (HFR) cinema projection at CinemaCon 2011 in The Colosseum of Caesars Palace on 4th April, 2011. Using two Christie projectors, Cameron demonstrated the higher frame-rate delivery necessary for the next generation of 3D films.
Cameron used Christie Solaria Series DLP Cinema projectors at the Las Vegas demonstration to project 3D content at up to 60 frames per second (FPS). The current industry standard is 24 FPS, which can result in blurred images (“judder”).