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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

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Input number

  • X20-0808: 8 Inputs total -
  • - 4 Supporting composite - S Video - Component Analog - HDSDI - SDI - 3G SDI (SMPTE 424M)
  • - 4 Supporting Progressive DVI and Progressive RGBHV
  • X20-1608: 16 Inputs total -
  • - 8 Supporting composite, - S-Video - Component Analog - HDSDI - SDI - 3G SDI (SMPTE 424M)
  • - 8 Supporting Progressive DVI and Progressive RGBHV

Input signals

  • - Analog RGB, composite, component
  • - DVI, single-link and dual-link (8 inputs are dual-link capable)
  • - SDI, HD-SDI and 3G HD-SDI (SMPTE 424M)
  • - Motion adaptive de-interlacing (SD & HD)

Pixel clock

  • Analog up to 165 MHz
  • DVI up to 330 MHz


  • Horizontal resolutions up to 2560 and vertical resolutions up to 2160 within 330MHz (any resolution greater than 2048 x 1200 uses 2 input channels)

Scan rates

  • Up to 120Hz dependent on pixel clock rate maximum

Output number

  • 8 @ (< 2048x1200) or 4 @ (2560x1600) or combination of 4 dual-link and 4 single-link resolutions

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



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