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S.AV delivers mesmerizing visuals with Christie HS

February 15, 2019


It’s the first wedding and convention center in Vietnam equipped with projection mapping capabilities using Christie’s high-performance 1DLP laser projectors

HANOI, Vietnam – The walls of Long Vi Palace’s grand ballroom has been transformed into a large projection canvas that enthralls customers and guests with bright, vibrant visuals that’s unprecedented in Vietnam’s hospitality industry. This visually-stunning, 270-degree projection mapping showcase has been made possible using 14 Christie HS Series 1DLP® laser projectors.

Christie D13HD-HS and D16HD-HS projectors deliver bright and vivid projections on three sides of the Long Vi Palace ballroom (Photos courtesy of Long Vi Palace)

Installed and commissioned by Christie’s Vietnamese partner S.AV, the projectors consist of D13HD-HS and D16HD-HS models capable of full HD resolution and brightness levels of 13,000 and 15,750 ISO lumens respectively. They are strategically fitted on the ceiling of the luxuriously furnished 1,600-square meter ballroom to present vivid and lifelike images that complement the themes of various events. This makes Long Vi Palace the first wedding and convention center in Vietnam to be equipped with state-of-the-art laser projection technology for 3D projection mapping.

“As the leading hospitality venue in Vietnam, we’re always looking at deploying cutting-edge technologies to offer the most unique experience to our customers by delivering breathtaking visuals and creating a brand new atmosphere every single time,” said Cao Bao Ngoc, owner of Long Vi Palace. “The Christie HS Series is our projector of choice due to its high-brightness, color accuracy, form factor and total cost of ownership. The projectors’ performance inspires confidence and it’s a delight to see how the ballroom can be amazingly transformed with different projection contents; making the experience always new and different to customers.”

Ngo Xuan Minh, Founder and Sales Manager, S.AV, commented, “The Christie HS Series, with its compact, lightweight form factor and omnidirectional capabilities, coupled with long-lasting laser light source and BoldColor Technology that creates the color balance needed to reproduce colorful images without sacrificing brightness, is the perfect projector model that fulfils all the requirements for this major project. This is the largest indoor 3D projection mapping installation that we’ve worked on in Vietnam, and we are very pleased with the effects. This gives us the experience and confidence to undertake projects of such scale in the future.”​

In order to bring Ngoc’s unique vision to life, local avant-garde production firm Eclips Pictures has been roped in to design and produce the visual contents to be used for the ballroom’s 3D projection mapping showcase. According to Nguyen Hong Vy, Managing Director, Eclips Pictures, the projection mapping project for Long Vi Palace – with a resolution of 28,000 x 1080 pixels – is the largest that the company has embarked on so far, with a variety of contents ranging from classical to modern, fantasy to reality. Each theme has a different story and all aspects of the production are meticulously planned to create the best outcomes.

“The inspiration for the contents comes from Long Vi Palace’s ballroom itself – its architecture is very suitable for the implementation of projection mapping, and the extent of the projections is large enough to overwhelm the audience,” said Vy. “Moreover, after conducting the first demo with S.AV, I’m astonished by the performance of the Christie HS Series projectors, which exceeded our expectations with a strong display of lighting and colors that make the ballroom more vibrant. This provided the impetus for us to deliver contents that can be fully maximized by the quality of the projected images on the large projection canvases.”

The results saw the D13-HS and D16-HS projectors supplying bright, accurate and realistic images for weddings and conventions held in the ballroom, which drew audiences further into the theme of events. Through the comprehensive application of other audiovisual elements, the shows exuded a dreamlike quality with breathtaking effects, culminating in a highly satisfying multimedia experience.

Ernest Bakenie, Director of Sales for Asia Pacific, Entertainment, Christie, said, “The innovative deployment of our D13HD-HS and D16HD-HS laser projectors by our partner S.AV has beautifully transformed this ballroom into a magical space packed with stunning visuals that elevates indoor projection mapping to a whole new level. I’m heartened that hospitality venues such as Long Vi Palace see the value to invest in our leading edge laser projection system that’s cost effective and easy to set up for high use applications.”

Engineered to perform and designed to excel, the Christie HS Series is available in different brightness levels from 7,000 to 20,000 lumens and resolutions including WUXGA, HD and 4K UHD. They offer a powerful, reliable and cost-effective option for almost any high-use application, and set the benchmark in brightness, color accuracy, power requirements and form factor. Equipped with Christie’s BoldColor Technology, the Christie HS Series is a viable alternative to similarly bright 3DLP® projectors.

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