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Christie Twist
Manage arrayed projectors to display virtually any image, anywhere with Christie Twist.

Christie Twist gives you three software options for warping and blending on any Christie 3-chip DLP projector. This software allows pixels to be mapped more easily onto any projection surface, maintaining proper geometry and accurate pixel-to-pixel alignment. This solution provides the high-quality warping and blending required for arrayed projectors to operate as a single, uniform display with maximum image quality and minimum system latency. Christie Twist technology also provides networked projector control by allowing the user to launch a virtual remote from within the Twist software with all the functionality of standard infrared remotes.

Each version of Christie Twist is tailored to specific needs: from simple flat screen multi-projector warps and blends to highly multifaceted applications. Whether the surface is cylindrical, curved, jagged, or any other non-flat shape or surface, Christie has the right Twist solution for the project.

Before and After Christie Twist

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Custom Blend Screenshot

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Custom Point Screenshot

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The Christie Twist product family includes three tiers of specialized software - each for different application requirements. Christie Twist software is a free download from our website. Christie Twist Premium and Christie Twist Pro are paid upgrades and provide additional functionality for more complex projects.

Christie Twist and Christie Twist Premium are ideal for live theater and events, projection mapping, tradeshows, large classrooms, corporate boardrooms, museums, houses of worship, casinos and entertainments facilities, and more.

For more intricate projects – including flight simulators, virtual caves and domes - Christie Twist Pro delivers unlimited arbitrary placement points for greater accuracy. When purchasing Pro or Premium, customers can buy a dongle to attach to a PC running Twist software or license individual projectors and eliminate the need for a dongle.

Christie Twist

Christie Twist is a software solution that performs full image warping and advanced edge-blending in Christie 3-chip DLP projectors using a powerful and easy to use Graphic User Interface. You can control and edge-blend multiple curved images seamlessly on up to six projectors in the same array. Images can be warped to fit virtually any dimension or shape of display, with precise pixel-to-pixel alignment. Christie Twist software is a Christie Twist software is a free download.

Christie Twist Premium

As an optional software upgrade, Christie Twist Premium supports up to 18 projectors in an array and offers the following additional functionality:

Christie Twist Pro

As an optional software upgrade, Christie Twist Pro supports an unlimited number of projectors in an array and offers the following additional functionality:

Christie Twist family overview

Key features of the Christie Twist family: 

Feature Christie Twist Christie Twist Premium Christie Twist Pro
Maximum Projectors 6 18 Unlimited
Control Points Up to 81 grid control points Up to 87 grid control points, including 6 arbitrary points Up to 1,500 arbitrary or grid control points
Brightness Uniformity No Yes Yes
Auto blending on flat or slightly curved projector arrays (Wallpaper) No Yes Yes
Auto blending on complex curved screens or domes (Field of View) No No Yes
Arbitrary Point Placement No Maximum 6 Yes - Unlimited

Each version of Christie Twist is tailored to specific needs: from simple flat screen multi-projector warps and blends to highly multifaceted applications. Whether the surface is cylindrical, curved, jagged, or any other non-flat shape or surface, Christie has the right Twist solution for the project.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christie Twist?

Christie Twist is software that performs full image warping and advanced edge-blending in Christie DLP projectors using a powerful and easy-to-use Graphic User Interface (GUI). You can control and edge-blend multiple images onto curved surfaces seamlessly. Images can be warped to fit virtually any dimension or shape of display, with precise pixel-to-pixel alignment.

How many different versions of Christie Twist are available?

The Christie Twist product family includes three tiers of Twist software for different application needs. Twist software is free to download from the Christie website. Twist Premium and Twist Pro are paid upgrades to Twist and provide additional functionality for more complex projects. Check out the Christie Twist landing page for details on the differences.

What does hybrid licensing for Christie Twist Premium and Twist Pro mean?

Christie Twist Premium and Twist Pro support a hybrid licensing model. This means you have the choice to buy a dongle to attach to a computer running Twist Premium or Pro software, or to license individual projectors which removes the requirement for a dongle to run Twist Premium or Pro.

The projector licensing option is ideal for permanent installations which feature a smaller number of projectors or where you have concerns that the dongle may get lost.

If I purchase a dongle version of Christie Twist Premium or Pro, do I need to also purchase the corresponding projector license?

No, the individual projector licensing is only required if you do not want to purchase the dongle version.

What happens if I use Christie Twist software with projectors that have been licensed with different tiers of Twist?

There is only one version of Christie Twist software, Twist Premium and Pro features are enabled on launch based on the dongle attached, or the Twist version licensed to the individual projectors. In the case where you are using a mix of Twist Pro and Twist Premium licensed projectors, the software will automatically downgrade to the lowest license you have in the projector array.

Is it possible to upgrade an older version of Christie Twist to the latest version of Twist?

No, since the latest version of Christie Twist does not support legacy projectors there is no upgrade path.

What does the projector limit mean on Christie Twist and Twist Premium?

The free version of Christie Twist is limited to 6 projectors in the same array, meaning you cannot blend or warp more than 6 projectors together in the same array. Twist Premium increases the maximum projector array to support up to 18 projectors, while Twist Pro does not have a limit on the number of projectors in the array.

I have been using Christie Twist for years. What’s new in the latest version?

  • New User Interface redesigned to be more intuitive and easy-to-use based on end-user feedback
  • Search network subnet automatically for Twist-capable projectors
  • Enter the IP address of projectors on different subnets using the new "Manual" tab
  • New "Identify option" visually numbers the projectors both in the GUI as well as projected images
  • Quickly access projector properties and some controls directly from the warp grid window
  • New custom/arbitrary points (Christie Twist Premium and Twist Pro only)
  • Keystone your warp by dragging the corners before warping
  • Choose from 4 blend modes using blend controls that have been greatly improved
  • Blend images automatically (Christie Twist Premium and Twist Pro only)
  • Simplified masking
  • Brightness uniformity (Christie Twist Premium and Twist Pro only)
  • Enhanced test patterns
  • Layer controls allow you to show which layers you want to see, resulting in less clutter in the UI

Which Christie projectors work with Christie Twist?

  • All Christie M Series 3-chip DLP projectors
  • All Christie J Series 3-chip DLP projectors
  • All Christie D4K and Roadie 4K 3-chip DLP projectors
  • Christie SIM/StIM/Mirage WQ 1-chip DLP projectors