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Christie AutoStack
Easily and Accurately Align 3DLP Projected Content in Minutes

Easily and accurately align Christie 3DLP content across multiple projectors in minutes with Christie AutoStack 4.0 camera-based software. In conjunction with Christie Twist​, images can be warped and blended seamlessly in a single flat screen display, supporting as many as 12 projectors, configured up to 2 high by 3 wide and then double-stacked as necessary for additional brightness or redundancy.

Christie AutoStack Premium expands the capabilities of Christie AutoStack, working with more than 12 projectors in a single display on flat, curved/cylindrical or portrait display screens.

Christie AutoStack lens and camera options

Christie AutoStack supports a variety of cameras and lens options which are pre-calibrated as a pair to ensure maximum image quality.

Requires one of the following lens and camera pairs

Accessory Specifications

Requirements

* Note: Camera and lens pair sold separately.

Christie AutoStack Premium

Christie AutoStack Premium camera-based software quickly aligns content across multiple Christie 3DLP projectors. It expands the capabilities of Christie AutoStack by displaying content on flat, curved, cylindrical or portrait screens. Christie AutoStack Premium also allows more than 12 projectors to be used in a single array, where a single camera can see all the projected images in its field of view.

Christie AutoStack Premium works in conjunction with Christie Twist, enabling the seamless warping and blending of multiple-array projected content in a single display in under 2 minutes per projector. A simple interface guides users through a step-by-step process and provides real-time feedback. You can achieve professional, high-quality results working with complex projection arrays, with no experience required.

Christie AutoStack Premium lens and camera options

Christie AutoStack supports a variety of cameras and lens options which are pre-calibrated as a pair to ensure maximum image quality.

Requires one of the following lens and camera pairs

Accessory Specifications

Requirements

* Note: Camera and lens pair sold separately.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christie AutoStack?

Christie AutoStack is a software and camera-based solution which enables the alignment of multiplearray projected content in a fraction of the time it takes to achieve the same result manually. Christie AutoStack is available for any Christie Twist enabled 3DLP projector.

Why choose Christie AutoStack?

Correctly aligning projected content in multiple-projector arrays is typically time consuming and requires some expertise. Christie AutoStack greatly reduces the time it takes to align content, enabling less experienced users to set up and maintain projector arrays without relying on a trained technician. You can easily create multiple (and often complex) projection arrays for impact, double-stacked brightness or redundancy, using less time, labor and resources while achieving professional quality results.

How many projectors does Christie AutoStack support?

The system supports as many as 12 projectors, in configurations of up to 2 projectors high by 3 projectors wide, to create a 6 projector blended array. This array can be double-stacked for additional brightness or redundancy.

What is the difference between Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium?

Christie AutoStack Premium features the same capabilities as Christie AutoStack with the added benefit of supporting curved or cylindrical screens, as well as portrait orientation displays. Christie AutoStack Premium also works with arrays that are larger than 2 projectors high and 3 projectors wide as long as the selected camera and lens combination is able to see the entire projection screen.

How does the software licensing work for Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium?

Both Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium licenses are controlled by the use of a USB license key. The software is purchased separately from the camera and lens which are pre-calibrated and sold as a pair to be used with the software.

Why are there different camera and lens options for Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium?

Offering multiple camera and lens options for Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium means that the software has the flexibility to handle various screen and room sizes. The following factors are important in selecting the right camera and lens pair for your application:

Once you have gathered this information, you can use the Christie AutoStack camera and lens calculator located on the Christie website to help you determine which combination is best suited to your application.

How many camera and lens options do you offer for Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium?

We currently offer the following USB camera and lens options which are identified by their respective part numbers:

We are currently working on expanding our camera and lens options to include 5-megapixel Ethernet cameras which will feature a larger internal sensor for an expanded field of view.

Can Christie AutoStack or AutoStack Premium be used on a curved/cylindrical screen?

Christie AutoStack Premium provides support for curved or cylindrical screens; however, Christie AutoStack does not.

Can Christie AutoStack or AutoStack Premium be used in portrait display mode?

Christie AutoStack Premium provides support for portrait display mode; however, Christie AutoStack does not.

Can Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium be used with non-Christie projectors?

No, Christie AutoStack and AutoStack Premium can only be used with Christie 3DLP projectors equipped with Christie Twist.

What is required to run Christie AutoStack or AutoStack Premium?

Is there an upgrade path from Christie AutoStack 2.0 to AutoStack 4.0 or AutoStack Premium?

Christie AutoStack 4.0 and AutoStack Premium feature new software, and camera and lens options which are not compatible with Christie legacy projectors. There is no official upgrade path from older versions of Christie AutoStack to AutoStack 4.0 or AutoStack Premium.

Should the projectors be accurately aligned to begin set-up?

Content must be projected onto the screen, close to the final desired location. For a blend, ensure the visual overlap of the projectors is greater than the desired final result and the Christie AutoStack software aligns the image. In the case of a stack, the projectors should be aligned so all stacked images are roughly on top of each other and the software does the fine tuning.

Are lighting conditions important in getting optimal results?

Lower levels of ambient light are ideal since bright light can interfere with the camera’s ability to read the calibration pattern on the screen during set-up. However, Christie AutoStack includes adjustable settings to minimize the effect of bright ambient light and automatically masks out light sources in the background that fall outside the selected screen corner markers.

How should the camera and screen be aligned?

The camera should be placed far enough away from the screen so it can see the whole screen without obstruction. When the camera is placed directly in line with the screen, it is easier to select the corner points of the screen with the Christie AutoStack software interface. However, the camera can be placed almost anywhere as long as it has a clear view of the entire screen.