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Maximize dynamic image quality for real-world simulation content

Maximize dynamic image quality -  Watch the video to learn more
Simply increasing the number of pixels doesn’t necessarily equal higher image quality – in fact, it can create more blur. But when you combine more pixels with a higher update rate of 120Hz, you’ll dramatically reduce motion-induced artifacts. The result: stunning, true-to-life images. Watch the video to learn more.

Christie Matrix Series: A system approach to reducing artifacts using higher update rates

Although a typical 60Hz update rate is suitable for some applications, as the quality, complexity and detail of the simulation increases, so can unwanted motion-related visual artifacts.

Two common artifacts can occur as a result of low update rates, both of which affect the dynamic image performance and fidelity of a simulator system: Motion-Induced Blur (MIB) and Spatio-Temporal Aliasing (STA).

To properly address these issues and allow simulation systems to develop beyond the current standard, we must reduce the occurrence of these artifacts while meeting the brightness requirements of the display – without affecting image quality, brightness and simulation complexity. This can be accomplished by using simulator systems capable of producing 120Hz update rates.

Christie® Matrix StIM, Matrix StIM WQ and Matrix J Series projectors offer a unique, dual-input architecture giving users the ability to composite the two 60Hz RGB inputs to deliver true 120Hz RGB operation.

This results in dramatically improved dynamic image quality and resolution without image artifacts or perceived loss of brightness, while maintaining compatibility with current Image Generator technology and without having to change the visual database.