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Christie solutions light up Lotte World's Magic Castle

November 29, 2020

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Video courtesy of d’strict

Images and video courtesy of d’strict

SEOUL – Christie® is pleased to announce that Lotte World, a major entertainment and recreation complex located in South Korea’s capital, has chosen Christie’s projection, auto calibration, image processing and SDVoE solutions to bring its iconic Magic Castle to life with a brand new 3D multimedia mapping show.

Widely acknowledged as the most famous landmark in Lotte World’s outdoor theme park known as Magic Island, the 41-meter-high Magic Castle is distinguished by its medieval-style towers with signature blue tiles and white brick exteriors. This new six-minute nighttime spectacular, which made its debut in August, is the latest initiative by the theme park operator to rejuvenate major attractions and reinforce its position as South Korea’s leading themed entertainment destination. This highly impactful graphic-based 3D mapping show has been designed by international digital company d’strict based on the formative characteristics of Lotte World Magic Castle’s architectural structure.

The amazing visuals are accomplished using three Christie D4K40-RGB pure laser projectors, Christie Mystique™ – Large Scale Experience (LSE) Edition, two Christie Pandoras Box servers, a Pandoras Box Manager and Widget Designer, as well as three sets of Christie Terra transmitters and receivers. They were installed by Christie’s trusted partner Star Networks, which delivered several highly-acclaimed large scale projects in Korea.

A spokesperson from Lotte World commented, “We are excited to harness the latest technologies from Christie to deliver a fascinating 3D multimedia mapping show on the façade of Magic Castle. This is a spellbinding nighttime show that lights up our iconic landmark with Lotte World’s most beloved characters. We are also proud to be the first theme park in the world to use Christie Mystique auto calibration solution for outdoor 3D projection mapping.”

S.H. Ham, General Manager, Star Networks, added, “The Magic Castle 3D multimedia mapping show is a large-scale, dynamic spectacle that requires a fully integrated solution that not only delivers excellent visuals and color fidelity, but also a powerful content management and AV-over-IP system that offers long-term reliability. The Christie solutions installed are perfect for this venue as they have an excellent track record in terms of performance, level of integration and dependability.”

Christie’s award-winning D4K40-RGB with 4K resolution, 45,000 ISO lumens, all-in-one chassis, and omnidirectional capabilities, produces an astounding depth of detail that fulfils the requirements of Lotte World’s highly-anticipated mapping show. Since its introduction, the D4K40-RGB has become the projector of choice for major installs around the world, including Al Wasl Dome, the beating heart of Expo 2020 Dubai.

Complementing the Christie D4K40-RGB is the Christie Mystique LSE Edition, designed for 3D projection mapping installations, theme park dark rides, flying attractions, giant screens, and domes. It provides multi-camera warping and blending for projection stacking and edge blending along to ensure the highest image quality and therefore the best possible customer experience.

Together with the powerful and versatile Christie Pandoras Box for real-time show control, as well as Christie Terra SDVoE solution for AV distribution and processing, this complete suite of solutions enables the delivery of a breathtaking spectacle that creates an illusion of a moving Magic Castle that morphs into numerous forms. A variety of music spanning various genres completes the soundtrack, and fills the night of Magic Island with an air of enchantment.

Paul Lee, sales manager, Enterprise, Christie Korea, said, “We are delighted that the Lotte World Magic Castle 3D multimedia mapping show has been well-received since its debut. This is a clear testimony of the high performance and integration demonstrated by Christie’s laser projection, auto calibration, image processing and SDVoE solutions, which have set a new benchmark for large-scale outdoor projection mapping projects in Korea.”

About d’strict®

d’strict, which is the digital design company that conducted the Lotte World project, creates a space-based user experience (UX) through innovative technology and content. With the pride of being the best in the world, it is famous for not compromising the degree of perfection for their work. d’strict specializes in creating 'realistic content' through the use of projection mapping, holograms, AR/VR/MR, etc. In 2020, through the display of their public media art 'WAVE' on the Coex electronic displays at Samseong Station, they were introduced to the international community through foreign media such as CNN and Reuters, gaining the spotlight with an accumulated view of more than 100 million views. Since then, d’strict has advanced into the field of pure art through a project group called 'a'strict', and opened 'Arte Museum', the largest media art exhibition in South Korea, while being recognized for its value by the general public. Visit www.dstrict.com.

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