Press Release

Christie CP2000 DLP Cinema™ Projector Gives Competitive Edge To Deluxe Sound & Picture Of Canada

First 2K Projector Installed in a Post-Production Facility Worldwide, Christie CP2000 Helps Set HD Standard for Industry

Cypress, CA – June 23, 2004 – Christie Digital Systems, Inc., a leading provider of visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, continues to drive digital implementation in the post-production market worldwide with the installation of the Christie CP2000 2K DLP Cinema™ projector at Deluxe Sound and Picture of Canada, establishing 2K-resolution as the new industry standard. The facility is the Toronto-based postproduction unit of Deluxe, one of the world’s largest providers of media services to the entertainment industry.

Deluxe Sound & Picture features superior audiovisual facilities and an award-winning staff, capable of accommodating post-production of feature films as well as episodic television. It is the first all-High Definition (HD) studio in Toronto for scanning to a 2K-resolution projector.  The studio captures, edits and prints in HD and then screens the dailies – all in HD. It utilizes the Christie CP2000 for transferring video and data images, using one of the highest resolution scanners on the market today to scan 2K frames to a hard drive (DDR). These images can then be laid down to HD Cam, D5 or other popular industry formats.

Recognizing the need to meet the increasingly sophisticated demands of its customers, Deluxe selected the Christie CP2000 for its unrivaled image quality and industry-leading 2K-resolution based on DLP Cinema™ technology. The Christie CP2000 is designed to address any screen size from 20ft to 75ft (6m to 23m).  Deluxe uses a 18’ wide screen ideal for digital mastering, digital intermediates and post-production. Its modular design makes it easily upgradeable.

 “As part of our recently completed multimillion dollar expansion and renovation program, we needed the latest, state-of-the-art, 2K-resolution digital projector that could meet our current needs as well as provide ample room for growth. The high performance Christie CP2000 delivers a level of quality, versatility and power that made it the only logical choice,” said Tony Meerakker, vice president, Picture Post Production, Deluxe Sound & Picture, Canada.  “The Christie CP2000 is providing us with the ability to accurately represent what a video recorded image should be. We can demonstrate exactly what the client will get at any stage of the post production process.”

“Deluxe is a premier digital post house and the first such facility in the world to place an order for the Christie CP2000,” noted Dave Muscat, business development manager, Christie Canada.  “We are pleased that the Christie CP2000 DLP Cinema projector is helping this innovative facility gain its competitive technological edge.”


About Deluxe

Deluxe provides solutions for the production, manufacturing and distribution of entertainment content and is the market leader in distributing released prints for the motion picture industry worldwide. With 27 facilities throughout North America and Europe, Deluxe Laboratories offers a complete range of services and special processes unique to Deluxe.  Deluxe is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Rank Group, plc (NASDAQ: RANKY) offering a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to an international client base.


About Christie

Christie is celebrating its 75th anniversary as a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry.  With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation, education, media and government. Christie has installed over 50,000 projectors worldwide. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.