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Christie TruLife electronics platform

Quantum leap in video processing

The Christie® TruLife™ electronics platform forms the basis for the latest generation of projectors capable of delivering ultra-high resolution, high frame rate video with unprecedented image fidelity. Leveraging the latest in field-programmable gate array integrated circuits and a proprietary floating point architecture, Christie TruLife supports a video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2 Gigapixels per second (GPix/s), enabling native 4K at 120Hz performance.

Exclusive design delivers lifelike visual experiences

By alleviating image blurring and motion sickness that oftentimes accompany immersive projection environments, Christie TruLife offers unrivaled lifelike visual experiences that benefit many industries and applications, including:

  • Flight simulation environments
  • Visualization power-walls
  • Groundbreaking theme park attractions

Speed – the hallmark of Christie TruLife

Just how powerful is the Christie TruLife electronics platform? Taking a common measurement of video-processing power, Christie TruLife scales to reach 1.2 GPix/s – which is nearly 10 times faster than standard high-definition projection and 4 times faster than typical 3D projection. This high-speed is also double what standard 4K projectors offer.

Floating point strides

Projectors with Christie TruLife’s proprietary floating-point processing are designed to achieve an equivalent of 25 bits of fixed point processing – compared to the 8 to 10 bits of processing found in today’s standard projectors. The floating point processing modules are linked with the very latest in ultra high-speed serial communication links, called SerDes, and fast access memory blocks to deliver an unprecedented processing solution.

Christie TruLife also facilitates the creation of new user experiences, automated setup, increased connectivity and “smart” control features, enabling the next generation of collaborative, augmented reality and projection mapping applications.

Christie TruLife Lite

Christie TruLife Lite features the same floating-point processing and superior video processing, increased dynamic range and improved scaling as Christie TruLife but is optimized for 2K and HD sources.

Simple booth management with Christie CineLife

Christie® CineLife is a Series 3 cinema electronics platform manufactured, designed and integrated into Christie’s range of DCI-compliant projectors. Featuring a streamlined UX-designed interface, CineLife simplifies the playback, scheduling and management of cinema content.

When equipped with the optional Christie IMB-S3, CineLife offers a tightly integrated Screen Management System (SMS), enabling seamless content and booth management with its built-in automation controller. Projector setup is quick and easy with the auto-configure feature that automatically adjusts the projector's settings for optimal playback when connecting different sources.

Christie CineLife is compatible with select third-party Series-2 IMBs for added flexibility and choice. CineLife electronics equipped projectors also feature an expansion card slot to support various add-on cards while providing a future-proofed solution. Engineered with the operator in mind, CineLife is the most user-friendly cinema projector management platform available.


  • HFR support for 2K 120fps and 4K 48fps for native 4K 3D playback
  • UX-inspired interface with large 1280x800 touch panel
  • Built-in automation controller (relay contacts, GPIO, Ethernet)
  • Optional Christie Series-3 IMB with integrated SMS
  • Backwards compatible with third-party Series-2 IMBs
  • AIC (Add-In-Card) expansion for future support
  • Built-in support for Christie Freedom Series RGB laser projectors
  • Rental Mode operation to supporting lease/rental based business models
  • Support for all major TMS vendors*

Input / Output

  • 1 x USB 3.0 Ingest port
  • 1 x USB/ SATA ingest port
  • 2 x HDMI 1.4a input port (4K24fps, support for Blu-ray 3D)
  • 4 x General purpose (contact closure) Input for automation
  • 2 x GigE Ethernet port for content ingest and playback**
  • 16 channel audio output**
  • 1 x LTC (Linear Time Code) sync output**
  • 4 x General Purpose (contact closure) output for automation
  • 1 x 3D sync signal for 3D equipment synchronization

Video Processing

  • DCI 2K up to 120fps
  • DCI 4K 60fps / 4K 120fps ready
  • MPEG-2 playback


  • 1 x Genlock input and 1 x sync output for multi-projector playback**
  • 1 x GigE Ethernet port for networked communications and control
  • 1 x VGA/DVI and 2x USB power for touch panel interface controls

AIC / Expansion slot

  • Support for future input signal formats
  • Support for SSD storage devices or network interfaces
  • Other Christie or third-party processing cards

*contact your Christie representative for more information
**only with Christie Series-3 IMB

CineLife vs. CineLife+



Touch Panel Interface (3 connectors)

Touch Panel Interface (1 connector)

SDI inputs (0)

12G SDI inputs (4)

Rental Mode (basic capability)

Rental Mode with laser brightness limits

Pixel Alignment – manual convergence

Pixel Alignment - ECC + manual convergence

Standby Mode

Energy efficient Standby Mode

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