The world's most versatile video processor

The Christie Spyder gives you total control and flexibility to mix and manage content without a hitch - every single time.
Christie Vista Spyder Image Processor

Christie Spyder video processor

Part Number: 120-052108-XX | 120-064101-XX

Choice. Control. Flexibility. What every integrator wants.

The original version of Christie® Spyder was for edge-blended widescreen, single and multiscreen applications, but the strength of the Christie Spyder 200/300 series is its modularity. The 200/300 series comes in 22 models packaged as 2RU or 3RU units with varying I/O combinations of up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs, as well as smaller I/O increments so you can build the system you need. All models in this series are compatible and configurable with each other. This modularity can make the 200/300 series more cost effective in configurations that don't match the Christie Spyder X20 I/O structure.


Mixing and multiple key frame effects

  • Smooth-go transitions automatically interpolate between the first look and the second look according to user-defined duration
  • Real-time window resizing and positioning with unrestricted window placement
  • Full motion path editing with velocity control at each key frame
  • PIP borders, including drop shadows and soft inside edge
  • Adjustable PIP aspect ratio correction as well as cropping, pan and zoom
  • Quickly apply looks to multiple video layers with user-defined treatments


  • Luminance keyer on every input
  • Chroma keyer on every input
  • Alpha channel bitmaps on every input, for alpha channel titling or bugs from your favorite graphics application

Presets and timed cues

  • Save Command Key presets for a single video layer or a complete on-screen look that includes all layout information as well as machine control for ancillary devices
  • Save multiple keyframes in scripted sequences that advance manually or automatically based on timed cues.

Background buffers

  • Two native or scalable resolution background buffers allows mixing between high-resolution, still backdrops for PIP images or background inputs without having to use any of Christie Spyder's inputs to prevent screens from going to black

Video processing

  • Supports one video layer per input
  • 10-bit analog inputs and outputs
  • Low delay (< 1.5 interlaced frames)
  • 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down detection

Taking the next step

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Input number
  • 1-7 dependent upon model number
  • Standard inputs: Universal, HD15, DVI-D (X2), HDSDI/SDI
  • Optional inputs: Analog composite BNC, S-Video
Input signals
  • Analog RGB, RGBS, RGsB, YUV, composite, component
  • DVI
Input pixel clock
  • Analog up to 165 MHz
  • DVI up to 210 MHz
Input resolutions
  • Up to 2048 x 1200 on analog and 2048 x 1200 on DVI-D
Input scan rates
  • Up to 120Hz dependent on pixel clock rate maximum
Output number
  • 0-10 dependent upon model number
  • Standard outputs: Universal, HD15, Dual-link DVI-D (X2), HDSDI/SDI
Output signals
  • Analog RGB, RGBS, RGsB, YUV, composite, component
  • DVI, single-link and dual-link
Output pixel clock
  • Analog up to 165MHz
  • DVI up to 210MHz
Output resolution
  • Up to 2048 x 1200 on analog and 2048 x 1536 on DVI-D
Output scan rates
  • Up to 120Hz dependent on pixel clock rate maximum
Control and networking
  • RS232 In/Out
  • Ethernet (10/100)
Enhanced feature sets
  • Output rotation feature on DX4 output cards only
  • 2 out of 4 outputs available only with rotation
  • Remote CPU option for secure environments
  • Space requirements: 2RU and 3RU
  • Size:
    • 200: (L x W x H): 22 x 17.3 x 3.5" (561 x 439 x 89 mm)
    • 300: (L x W x H): 22 x 17.3 x 5.3" (561 x 439 x 134 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 200: 25lbs (11kg)
    • 300: 33lbs (15kg)
Limited warranty
  • 2 year parts and labor 
  • Contact an authorized Christie representative for full details of our limited warranty

Due to constant research, specifications and features are subject to change without notice.