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Christie Duo
A Premium, Digital Cinema Projection Solution for Large Screens

Christie Duo

Christie Projectors
Christie Duo Projectors
Christie Right Arm Mirror Assy
#108-449108-01
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Christie Left Arm Mirror Assy
#108-463104-01
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Christie DuoAlign Kit
#108-469100-01
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Christie Mirror Duo Spare
#108-476108-01
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Christie Polarizer Frame
#108-462103-01
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Christie Stacking Frame
#108-450100-01
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Overview:

A Premium Cinema Experience for Everyone

You've spent a lot of time, energy and money to bring your patrons the finest movie experience possible. Don't compromise when it comes to your projection technology. Christie Duo gets you super bright screen images at a fraction of the cost of current industry solutions. The result – a brilliant premium 2D or 3D experience that your audiences will keep coming back for time and time again. And you get all the credit.

The Christie Duo integration kit can be purchased with either 2K or 4K Christie Solaria Series digital cinema projectors or as a standalone integration kit for existing Christie projectors. It's cost-effective with low upfront costs and no ongoing revenue sharing to worry about. The result is unmatched brightness, sharpness and superior 3D images.

Christie Duo delivers the world's most brilliant, big-screen, 2D and 3D, premium theater experience. Christie Duo is a dual-projection integration kit. With it, you can generate twice the projected brightness for sharper, superior 2D and 3D images. But you get none of the high cost or hassle that comes with current industry ‘big screen’ premium solutions.

Brighter projection lets you give your audiences a superior, stand out theater experience.

You can purchase the Christie Duo integration kit with either 2K or 4K Christie Solaria Series digital cinema projectors or as a stand alone integration kit for other Christie projectors.

Christie DuoAlign Software

Our Christie DuoAlign auto-calibrating image alignment software and camera kit easily aligns the images from both projectors within seconds for a completely seamless image on your largest screens.

The very best and brightest 3D – hands down

Christie Duo is a fully built-in dual-projection system that allows one projector to be dedicated to the right eye and one projector to be dedicated to the left. The result is double the brightness on your screen and no frame-flashing switching artifacts that compromise overall 3D image quality.

The patented Christie Duo mirror system has been designed to provide uniform pixel convergence across the entire screen. The result is the brightest, most engaging and comfortable 3D viewing experience.

When you’re ready, easily upgrade your Christie Duo projection system with Christie Previsto high frame rate (HFR) technology. Christie Previsto allows Christie Solaria Series 2 projectors to accept video content at frame rates as high as 48 and 60 frames per second. Display 2D and 3D HFR feature films and alternative content in their original format, giving your audiences the best, most immersive, visual experience possible.

A superior cinema experience and you’re the star

With Christie Duo you have the flexibility to build your own premium brand and deliver a superior theater experience – a memorable, engaging experience that your audiences will return to again and again.

Brilliant quality with a low cost of ownership

The combination of two Christie Solaria projectors and the Christie Duo integration kit is significantly less expensive than  other branded ‘big screen’ industry solutions. With lower upfront costs, and no ongoing revenue sharing, Christie Duo is the global solution for creating an, affordable, premium large screen movie experience.

The solution to suit your cinema needs

The Christie Duo integration kit has the flexibility to support your cinema based on your booth size and 3D system requirements. Christie Duo comes in either a single mirror, dual mirror or stacked configuration to suit your needs.

Single Mirror, Dual Mirror, and Stacked

1 The Christie DuoAlign kit includes auto-calibrating image alignment software, a laptop PC, and camera. It requires that each projector contains a Christie IMB, and is optional at time of purchase and can be an upgraded at a later time
2 Spare mirror is optional but recommended
3 Polarizer frame is required for use of the Christie 3D static polarizer system
4 Christie CP2210, Christie Solaria One, and Christie Solaria One+ excluded
5 Stacked configuration only

Specifications:


Christie Duo
Christie Duo Integration Kit Includes
  • Christie DuoAlign auto-calibrating image alignment software and laptop PC
  • Camera kit
  • Gen-lock cables
  • Mirror or stacking systems (configuration dependent)
System Requirements
  • Two matched Christie Solaria projectors1
  • Solaria software release 3.1.0 (3)
  • A motorized lens mount
  • One Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB-S2) for each projector
Supported 3D Systems
  • Christie Duo 3D static polarizer kit
  • Dolby 3D
  • MasterImage MI-DUAL3D
  • RealD XL-DP2
  • XPAND

1 Christie CP2210 and Solaria One excluded
2 Stacked configuration only

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the benefits of a dual-projection system?

Christie Duo provides twice the brightness for super large 2D or 3D screens, allowing cinema exhibitors to offer a differentiated, premium, movie going experience to their patrons. The patented Christie Duo mirror system has been specially designed to provide uniform pixel convergence across the entire screen for brilliant 2D and 3D presentations. Christie Duo is dual-projection system projecting simultaneous left-eye and right-eye images, which reduces the switching artifacts of single-projection systems to provide the highest possible 3D viewing quality and comfort for all patrons.

What makes Christie Duo a better option than competitive dual-projection systems?

Christie Duo allows cinema exhibitors to create their own premium brand experience at an affordable price, with no ongoing licensing fees. To add to its affordability, the Christie Duo integration kit is purchased separately from the two Christie Solaria projectors. That means exhibitors can upgrade their current Series 2 Solaria projectors just by adding an additional projector and the kit itself. From an image-quality perspective, the auto-calibrating, image-alignment software can align the two images within one-half of a 4K pixel within seconds. Christie Duo is also a highly-flexible solution. It comes in three configurations to maximize projection booth space and port window configuration.

What are the system requirements?

  • Two matched Christie Solaria projectors (Christie CP2210 and Solaria One excluded)
  • Solaria software release 3.1.0 (3)
  • A motorized lens mount
  • One Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB) for each projector

What are the available configurations?

The Christie Duo integration kit can support three standard projection configurations:

  • Stacked – one projector stacked above the other
  • Single mirror – one projector projects directly out of the port hole, the other projector is placed perpendicular to the first projector and a single mirror is attached to the projector at a 45° orientation
  • Dual mirror – both projectors are facing each other parallel to the screen. Each projector has a mirror system attached at a 45° orientation

What are the benefits of the stacked configuration?

There are several advantages to using a stacked configuration:

  • incredibly bright and engaging 3D displays
  • low cost of ownership
  • smallest foot print
  • works with RealD XL 3D system

What are the benefits of the single mirror configuration?

There are several advantages to using a single mirror configuration:

  • dual projection for both 2D and 3D content
  • incredibly bright and engaging 3D displays
  • low cost of ownership
  • easy access to lamps and control panels
  • the least amount of equipment is needed – a stacking kit and a second mirror are not required

What are the benefits of the dual mirror configuration?

There are several advantages to using a dual mirror configuration:

  • dual projection for both 2D and 3D content
  • incredibly bright and engaging 3D displays
  • low cost of ownership
  • easy access to lamps and control panels

What does the Christie Duo integration kit include?

The kit includes:

  • Patented Christie DuoAlign auto-calibrating, image-alignment software
  • Laptop PC for running the Christie DuoAlign software
  • Camera kit
  • Gen-lock cables for synchronizing the two projectors through the Christie IMBs
  • Mirror or stacking systems (configuration dependent)
  • An installation manual

Where does the Christie DuoAlign auto-calibrating, image-alignment software run?

The auto-calibrating, image-alignment software runs on a separate laptop PC. The auto-alignment camera is connected to the separate laptop by a USB connection.

How does the alignment system keep the images aligned?

During the auto-alignment process, each projector of the Christie Duo system projects a location marker onto the screen. The camera records the relative position of each screen and the image-alignment software adjusts the motorized lens shift of the two projectors to converge the image to within one-half of a pixel in 4K resolution. A dark screen test pattern with a single lit pixel in the center is required for a few seconds to complete the auto-alignment. The auto-alignment can be run by a theater automation system or by the push of a button depending on the requirements and how the system has been set up.

How often does the system require re-alignment? How long does it take?

Minor vibrations and projector thermals may cause one or both images to drift over time. It's recommended that the auto-calibrating, image-alignment software is initiated at the start of business every day after warm-up. The complete auto-alignment process takes approximately 10 seconds or less. Depending on environmental variables, the re-alignment frequency may vary. This frequency is site specific and can be programmed accordingly.

Is the Christie Duo DCI compliant?

Yes, Christie Duo is fully DCI compliant. To show feature films on Christie Duo, exhibitors will need two key delivery messages (KDMs), if each projector is used to display the feature. If only one projector is used for a 2D presentation, then only one KDM is required for that feature.

Do I need special content for the dual-projection system?

No, exhibitors can play any standard feature film and alternative content the same way they would on a single projector system. Gen-lock cables connect the Sync Out from the master integrated media block (IMB) to the Sync In of the slave IMB to keep the two projectors in sync. Using this system setup, content is managed and displayed the same way it is in single-projection systems.

Does Christie Duo work with all major 3D systems?

Christie Duo supports the following 3D systems:

  • Christie Duo 3D static polarizer kit
  • Dolby 3D
  • MasterImage MI-DUAL3D
  • RealD XL-DP (Stacked configuration only)
  • XPAND

Is the Christie Duo 4K and High Frame Rate upgradable?

Yes, Christie Duo can work at 4K resolutions and high frame rates (HFR). Christie’s 4K CP4230 and CP4220 projectors come equipped with motorized lens mounts and the Christie DuoAlign software can align images within one-half of a 4K pixel. All Christie Series 2 Solaria projectors can be upgraded to show HFR content and all Christie CP2220 and CP2230s can be upgraded to 4K resolution.

Do existing heat-extraction systems need to be upgraded to handle the dual-projection system?

With an upgrade, there will be an additional projector present, so proper extraction for both projectors will need to be considered. See the projector requirements for this information.

Christie Duo 3D Compatibility and Installation Considerations:


  Single Mirror Configuration Dual Mirror Configuration Stacked Configuration
3D System Compatibility
Christie Duo 3D Static Polarizer Kit
  • YES
  • Use Christie 3D static Polarizer Kit (includes sliding mount)
  • YES
  • Use Christie 3D static Polarizer Kit (includes sliding mount)
  • YES
  • Use Christie 3D static Polarizer Kit (includes sliding mount)
Dolby 3D
  • YES
  • Special Dolby 2 projector 3D system is required
  • Left eye image requires about 20% more brightness than the right eye image
  • YES
  • Special Dolby 2 projector 3D system is required
  • Left eye image requires about 20% more brightness than the right eye image
  • YES
  • Special Dolby 2 projector 3D system is required
  • Left eye image requires about 20% more brightness than the right eye image
MasterImage MI-Dual3D
  • YES
  • Special larger size polarizers may be required depending on installation
  • Will require a custom sliding mount
  • YES
  • Special larger size polarizers may be required depending on installation
  • Will require a custom sliding mount
  • YES
  • Will require a custom sliding mount
RealD XL-DP
(Most brightness efficiency of all 3D systems)
  • NO
  • NO
  • YES
  • Use the RealD XL-DP support shelves provided with the stacking frame
XPAND 3D
  • YES
  • YES
  • YES
  • Not recommended due to the tighter convergence tolerance requirement of this 3D system
Installation Considerations
Image Convergence
  • Very tight image convergence is possible
  • The mirror can be adjusted to improve most image convergence errors
  • Very tight image convergence is possible
  • The mirror can be adjusted to improve most image convergence errors
  • Good image convergence is possible
  • Due to the greater effective lens separation, image convergence at the bottom corners of the screen will be off by a small amount depending on the installation
Port Window Size
  • A larger than normal port window is required
  • A larger than normal port window is required
  • A larger than normal port window is required
Service-Ability
  • Space is tight between perpendicular projector and port window wall
  • Space is related to port window size
  • Space is tight between left projector and port window wall
  • Space is related to port window size
  • Upper projector: requires a step ladder to reach into the top panels
  • Lower projector: removal of top panels is possible but difficult. Light engine replacement would require removing projector from the stacking frame
Exhaust Air Extraction
  • Air extraction is required for both projectors
  • Air extraction is required for both projectors
  • Air extraction is required for both projectors
  • Lower projector requires a Christie off-set duct (included in Duo stacking frame kit)

Documentation:

Download the Christie Duo Projector Data Sheet (PDF)

 

Christie Projectors
Christie Duo Projectors
Christie Right Arm Mirror Assy
#108-449108-01
Contact us for pricing!
Christie Left Arm Mirror Assy
#108-463104-01
Contact us for pricing!
Christie DuoAlign Kit
#108-469100-01
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Christie Mirror Duo Spare
#108-476108-01
Contact us for pricing!
Christie Polarizer Frame
#108-462103-01
Contact us for pricing!
Christie Stacking Frame
#108-450100-01
Contact us for pricing!