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Christie demonstrating emerging technology and projection solutions at SIGGRAPH 2018 as Diamond Sponsor

Automated content generation technology and a multiple points of view projection system will be on display

CYPRESS, Calif. – (August 8, 2018) –Christie®, a leader in creating and delivering the world's best visual and audio experiences, will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2018, taking place August 12-16 in Vancouver, Canada. Attendees will learn about the latest in emerging technologies, CG, animation, VR and mixed reality. Christie will be previewing new technology for content creators and post-production professionals, specifically a multiple points of view (MPOV) projection system and automated content generation using artificial intelligence.

Emerging tech for creative professionals

Using its award-winning Christie Boxer projectors coupled with 3D glasses, Christie will be demonstrating an industry first: an MPOV projection system using a four player game that allows each player to have a unique gaming experience specific to their character, while all four view the same screen. MPOV expands the viewer's experience, with applications beyond gaming including theme park dark rides, design review, and language subtitles.

 

Christie will also preview a powerful new capability of its Christie Pandoras Box media server – automated content generation– that exploits new artificial intelligence technologies, providing Pandoras Box users with powerful tools for creating repeatable content. A first in the media server market, the new reference style templates means special artistic and production software skills are unnecessary to create a wide variety of visually appealing content. Creative professionals can now easily create new content for 2D projection mapping, show control and AV playback systems, quickly, easily, and affordably directly from within Pandoras Box.

Also on the booth will be Christie® Terra, which is a highly scalable AV solution enabling the transport, processing and control of audiovisual content, including 4K@60Hz video formats, over 10G Ethernet networks. Built on standardized SDVoE technology, Christie Terra provides unprecedented performance capabilities including the delivery of zero-frame latency, artifact-free video over readily available and affordable 10G components. Christie Terra will be demonstrated in KVM and multi-viewer applications, providing examples of how it can provide signal management and processing solutions for LED, flat panel and other AV displays that far exceed signal switching and distribution functionality.

Christie technology around the show

As a Diamond Sponsor, Christie will be providing projection technology for conference programs, including Christie Boxer 4K30, Christie M Series, Christie J Series and Christie CP4230 3DLP® projectors. Christie projectors will also light up the 45th annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival – recognized as a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

"Christie is proud to once again be sponsoring SIGGRAPH, bringing industry-leading projection technology to presentations throughout the show," says Arlonna Seymour, senior director of corporate marketing, Christie. "Our hope is that attendees will be just as excited as we are with the emerging technologies we're demonstrating on our booth. We believe automated content generation and MPOV technologies are applicable to a wide set of industries, and we hope attendees to SIGGRAPH agree."

As well, INDE, a company that creates products and experiences using augmented reality and computer vision, will be using Christie Velvet Apex Series 1.9mm LED tiles and a Christie Crimson HD25 3DLP® laser projector on its booth, number VR270, which is located in the Immersive Pavilion.

About Christie

Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world's most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world. From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. Visit www.christiedigital.com.

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