Christie Mirage 304K
4K 3D 120Hz 3DLP 30,000 Lumen Digital Projector
3D, 4K, 120Hz Performance in any Direction
Expand your installation options with the industry's most versatile high performance projector. Engineered for omnidirectional deployment and weighing just 155lbs., the Christie Mirage 304K can be mounted and operated in any orientation for increased design and installation flexibility.
Experience the power and flexibility of the Christie Mirage 304K, a 3DLP, 30,000 lumen projector. Based-on the industry’s only 4K, true 120Hz capable projection system and featuring Christie’s proprietary TruLife electronics, the Christie Mirage 304K produces incredible image and color reproduction for ultra-bright immersive 3D environments. Engineered for omnidirectional deployment, the Mirage 304K can be mounted and operated in any orientation for increased design and installation flexibility.
Capable of supporting a video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2 gigapixels per second, Christie TruLife electronics deliver realistic and vibrant visuals. This also provides flexibility in supporting various 3D interconnectivity formats in true 120Hz 4K output.
With its compact form factor, light weight, powerful processing and host of user-friendly features such as built-in warping and blending, near field communication monitoring and an at-a-glance preview screen, the Christie Mirage 304K represents a new paradigm to realize the brightest, most immersive 3D visualizations imaginable.
- Christie TruLife processing at true 120Hz ensures stunning color reproduction and image quality
- Mercury lamps for more than double the life of Xenon illumination
- Omnidirectional deployment capabilities and a weight of only 155lbs. for increased design and installation flexibility
- Built-in warp and blend functionality
- Preview screen for at-a-glance status updates
- Integrated near field communication (NFC) for lamp information tracking
Preview screen provides at-a-glance status updates on lamp hours, voltage, temperature, warnings or errors, system IP address and thumbnail images for any connected source.
Ships with lamps installed. Requires no lamp alignment.
3-chip DLP Projection
Christie delivers stunning, long-lasting image quality with unsurpassed DLP technology for a large array of high-performance, high resolution projection and display applications. With better color control, Christie delivers a smoother, cleaner, seamless digital picture.
Advanced color matching from simple to complex arrays, regardless of the level of experience. Christie Advanced Color is a user-assisted tool that enables advanced color matching from simple to complex arrays, regardless of the level of experience. Using a precision light meter, computer and software with a simple user interface, the operator is automatically guided to point the meter at the screen and data is fed into the computer. The computer performs the calculations and places the color mapping information on the projectors – that information stays on the projector until you choose to re-tweak the system.
Christie ArrayLOC manages the brightness and color levels of all projectors within an array to a common level, in real-time with no additional latency. Synchronized color and brightness level balancing self-adjusts in as little as two seconds, reducing the amount of time, labor and costs associated with maintaining a simulation display.
Christie AutoCal calibrates any arrayed projection display, from flat to cylindrical to spherical, and adjusts it to its optimized viewing configuration. With expert image display adjustment capabilities at your fingertips, a stabilized, consistent display with reduced system maintenance and downtime will achieve increased productivity.
With the expertise of Christie AutoCal, arrayed projection displays are easily configured and maintained.
An easy-to-use option to manage arrayed projectors, Christie Twist allows pixels to be mapped to any projection surface with proper geometry and perfect pixel-to-pixel alignment. Christie Twist provides the enhanced warping and expert blending required for arrayed projectors to operate as a single, uniform display.
Christie Twist offers enhanced warping and blending for exact geometric mapping regardless of the shape or surface.
Christie's MotoBlend solution maximizes system contrast and optimizes dark scene applications. Developed around Christie's extensive experience with dynamic content utilized in today's advanced visualization displays, Christie's motorized optical blending helps maximize the best of both worlds when it comes to life-like images and DLP based displays and environments – system contrast and optimized dark scene applications.
Developed using our extensive experience with dynamic content, Christie MotoBlend provides motorized
optical blending that maximizes system contrast and optimizes dark scene applications.
Developed specifically to address the simulation market, Christie AccuFrame enables the customer to reduce perceptible image smearing due to image retention and eye motion. Fully adjustable to support various frame rates and environments, the unique advanced electronics in all Matrix Series projectors come standard with AccuFrame to accurately display high speed simulation content for the most true-to-life displays.
Active and Passive Stereoscopic Displays
3D content is supported in three different modes of 3D input: Dual Input 3D, full frame rate 3D input1 and frame doubled 3D for maximum source compatibility and high-performance, flicker-free operation without a passive to active converter.
- Mode 1: Full frame rate 3D input – Native frame rate in/native frame rate out
- Mode 2: Dual input 3D – Two frame-locked inputs (one input for the left eye and the other for the right eye), that are combined (interleaved) in the projector @ 120Hz output
- Mode 3: Frame doubling – The projector will accept 60Hz progressive scan content (30Hz per eye) and will show each pair of frames twice
Exceptional 3D Image Quality:
Innovative High Performance 3D
Whether using active or passive display technology, the Christie Mirage M Series is easy to setup and configure. The most compact 3-chip DLP active stereo projectors in their class, the Christie Mirage M Series delivers visually stunning 3D for boardrooms, home theater, museums, education, scientific research, virtual prototyping, oil and gas exploration and anything in between.
Offering complete compatibility with today's 3D home entertainment requirements, the Christie Mirage M Series is ready for Blu-ray 3D video, PS3 and other gaming consoles and meets the mandatory 3D spec for HDMI v1.4a. To ensure your 3D solution is complete, Christie also offers a range of accessories that include: 3D glasses (active and passive), emitters and modulators.
Powered by dual image processing, the Christie Mirage M Series displays full resolution at a native frame rate up to 120Hz. Two standard Dual-link DVI input cards support 330 MHz bandwidth for full resolution Dual Input 3D.
For the ultimate home theater including Blu-ray 3D video content, the Christie Mirage M Series uses triple flash to provide the best images possible, no matter how fast motion your content might be. You can count on Christie to ensure the highest image quality and a comfortable theaterlike viewing experience.
Active Stereoscopic Viewing
Active stereoscopic displays provide the best 3D imagery available today. Active stereo is typically used for applications where vivid color reproduction and finite detail are required for precise content in key decision making applications. Offering the most detailed and lifelike 3D images, the Christie Mirage M Series supports full resolution at 330 MHz and can be used with Christie Mirage 3D active stereoscopic accessories, including an emitter and LCD shutter glasses.
Active Stereoscopic Viewing – Multiple Projectors
For applications that require a larger display for 1:1 scale visuals, you can use multiple Christie Mirage M Series projectors blended into a single, larger display.
Active Single Projector Versus Stacked Dual Projectors
Single, active 3D projection eliminates the need to stack, align and color match projectors and continually monitor and match brightness of two projectors for consistent left eye/right eye display. Typically for comparable brightness, single active 3D projection will operate with less noise, heat, physical space requirements and consumables along with fewer failure points and overall lower power consumption.
Passive Stereoscopic Viewing
When it comes to 3D for a larger crowd, passive stereoscopic displays offer the best return on investment. Using low-cost polarized glasses that can be given away or recycled after a single use, a passive stereo display is a cost effective way to deliver quality 3D images. Combine a silver screen and Christie Mirage M Series projectors with Christie Mirage 3D accessories, including our passive modulator and circular polarized 3D glasses, and you can bring incredible eye-popping 3D to even the largest of audiences!
|Christie Mirage 304K (144-001023-01)|
|Contrast||2000:1 (full on/off)|
|Native Resolution||4K (4096 x 2160)|
|Type||6 x 450W NSH|
|Estimated Life||1500hrs to 70% initial brightness|
|Pixel Clock||1.2Gpx/s – Christie TruLife electronics|
|Control and Networking|
|Control and Networking||
|Size (LxWxH)||37.75 x 23.50 x 12.00" (959 x 597 x 305mm)|
|Shipping Size (LxWxH)||Approx 155lbs (70kg)|
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Christie Mirage 304K part of a new series?
The Christie Mirage 304K is the newest Mirage Series projector. The Mirage Series was first introduced 15 years ago to show our commitment to the more high-end, demanding customers and the Christie Mirage 304K continues that legacy.
The Christie Mirage 304K is described as being "omnidirectional." What does that mean?
Omnidirectional means that the Christie Mirage 304K can be mounted in any orientation, including landscape, portrait, steep angles and inverted and still perform without issue. This increases installation options, especially where available space is constrained.
What 3D interconnectivity formats does the Christie Mirage 304K support?
Featuring Christie TruLife electronics, the Christie Mirage 304K is able to support the following 3D interconnectivity formats: single sequential 4K 120Hz input, dual interleaved 4K 60Hz signals and 4K 60Hz sequential frame-doubled, with all three formats resulting in 120Hz 4K output.
Can I use Christie M and J Series lenses with the Christie Mirage 304K?
No, Christie M and J Series lenses cannot be adapted to the Christie Mirage 304K because of optical restraints. To maximize the brightness in such a small box, larger 4K lenses are required. Also, the size of the 4K DMD necessitates a matching lens suite; otherwise optical effects will be seen on screen.
How many lamps does a Christie Mirage 304K use?
The Christie Mirage 304K uses a total of six 450W mercury lamps in two cartridges.
How long do the lamps last?
Lamps last for approximately 1,500 hours to 70% of initial brightness.
Does the Christie Mirage 304K use the same lamps as the Christie M Series?
The Christie Mirage 304K uses a different lamp module although the bulb inside is the same.
Can I replace lamps individually?
Yes, lamps can be installed individually. They can be purchased individually or in packs of three or six. Lamp cartridges are available as a service item for spares.
Can the Christie Mirage 304K operate with less than six lamps?
The Christie Mirage 304K is designed to run on all six lamps. However, users can control the brightness by up to 20% using the lamp power control. Additionally, in the unlikely event of a lamp failure, the Christie Mirage 304K will keep on operating, dropping only 5,000 lumens per failed lamp all the way down to one lamp remaining.
How does the color of the mercury lamps compare to xenon?
Typically, mercury lamp-based projectors have a cooler, bluer cast as compared to xenon, which appears warmer and more yellow. Mercury has a typical color temperature of around 7,600 Kelvin as compared to xenon, which has a typical color temperature of 6,800 Kelvin. The Christie Mirage 304K produces excellent color and supports the Rec. 709 color space.
Why were mercury lamps chosen instead of xenon for the Christie Mirage 304K?
We chose mercury lamps in order to maximize the power-to-brightness and size-to-brightness ratios since mercury is more efficient. Mercury lamps also provide an excellent tradeoff between value, brightness and expected lifetime.
I only have HD signals; can I still use the Christie Mirage 304K since it is a 4K projector?
Yes, the Christie Mirage 304K supports existing HD infrastructure and workflow without issue. Since the Christie Mirage 304K has DisplayPort as its standard input, the optional 3GSDI input cards would have to be used. The enhanced HD upscaling produces an excellent image with the added bonus of ensuring you are future proofed for 4K.
Does the Christie Mirage 304K support all existing J Series, M Series and D4K option cards?
The Christie Mirage 304K supports all option cards except for the S-Video and analog composite video sources.
Does the Christie Mirage 304K support Wi-Fi?
Yes, when using a dongle. Many installation locations do not allow Wi-Fi to be built into projectors and as such, we’ve included it as an added feature only.
Do the NFC features work on all "smart" devices?
The NFC features on the Christie Mirage 304K work with Android phones with NFC capability. The Apple iPhone 6 now has NFC capability and we hope to integrate NFC functionality if Apple allows it (they currently do not). Blackberry NFC is not supported.
Are there apps for the Christie Mirage 304K?
Christie TAP is the NFC app for the Christie Mirage 304Ks and is available in the Apple App store and Google Play.