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Christie Spyder

Set up, install and service the Christie Spyder

Description - The Christie Spyder course is designed to prepare someone with the ability to install, configure, program and operate a Spyder video processor in a fixed install or basic live event.


Objectives - Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Connect the Spyder to a network and control it with Vista Advanced Software.
  2. Connect and configure sources and displays to the inputs and outputs.
  3. Create and execute Command Keys, Function Keys and Scripting.
  4. Save, backup and restore Vista Advanced Projects (vap files).
  5. Understand and apply basic external protocol for Spyder
  6. Create and apply Treatments.
  7. Add and apply still images to layers and backgrounds.
  8. Apply basic troubleshooting techniques.

Prerequisite skills (preferred) –

  1. Basic computer skills
  2. Video Standards

Target Audience - The Christie Spyder course is designed for Project Managers, Video Engineers, V1 Operators (Live Events).

After you register for this class, you will receive an email from the Christie Training Team with our training enrollment form. Your seat will only be confirmed once this form is returned to us with payment details.​

This course qualifies for AVIXA Renewal Units (10.5 RUs for CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I)..

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​Day 1
Hardware Overview (Input/Output Configurations)
VI Concepts (Visual Image or Canvas)
Best Practices (Network, Formats, etc.)
New Configuration Manager (Building New Configurations)
File Management (Save, Backup and Restore)
Layers, Keyframes and Treatments
Sources (Creating, Editing and Keying)
Basic Command Key Building (Absolute Vs. Relative)
Day 2
Build "Real World" Show Configuration
Function Keys
Scripting & Triggers
M2C-50 Console
External Protocol
Parallel Configuration (Discrete Vs. Parallel)
EDID Management
Basic Troubleshooting
Day 3
X80 vs X20 Overview/Comparison
Spyder Studio Comparison
New Configuration Manager
Multiviewer Configuration
Backup Sources
Updated EDID Manager
Various New Features


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