Sunday, November 27, 2022

Christie showcasing latest emerging technologies at SIGGRAPH 2018


Christie® is exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2018, taking place through August 16 in Vancouver, Canada. Attendees are learning about the latest in emerging technologies, CG, animation, VR and mixed reality. Christie is previewing new technology for content creators and post-production professionals, specifically a multiple points of view (MPOV) projection system and automated content generation using artificial intelligence.

Emerging tech for creative professionals

Using its award-winning Christie Boxer projectors coupled with 3D glasses, Christie is demonstrating an industry first: an MPOV projection system using a four player game that allows each player to have a unique gaming experience specific to their character, while all four view the same screen. MPOV expands the viewer’s experience, with applications beyond gaming including theme park dark rides, design review, and language subtitles.

Christie is also previewing a powerful new capability of its Christie Pandoras Box media server – automated content generation– that exploits new artificial intelligence technologies, providing Pandoras Box users with powerful tools for creating repeatable content. A first in the media server market, the new reference style templates means special artistic and production software skills are unnecessary to create a wide variety of visually appealing content. Creative professionals can now easily create new content for 2D projection mapping, show control and AV playback systems, quickly, easily, and affordably directly from within Pandoras Box.

Also in the booth is Christie® Terra, which is a highly scalable AV solution enabling the transport, processing and control of audiovisual content, including [email protected] video formats, over 10G Ethernet networks. Built on standardized SDVoE technology, Christie Terra provides unprecedented performance capabilities including the delivery of zero-frame latency, artifact-free video over readily available and affordable 10G components. Christie Terra is being demonstrated in KVM and multi-viewer applications, providing examples of how it can provide signal management and processing solutions for LED, flat panel and other AV displays that far exceed signal switching and distribution functionality.

Christie technology around the show

As a Diamond Sponsor, Christie is providing projection technology for conference programs, including Christie Boxer 4K30Christie M Series,Christie J Series and Christie CP4230 3DLP® projectors. Christie projectors are also lighting up the 45th annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival – recognized as a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

“Christie is proud to once again be sponsoring SIGGRAPH, bringing industry-leading projection technology to presentations throughout the show,” says Arlonna Seymour, senior director of corporate marketing, Christie. “Our hope is that attendees will be just as excited as we are with the emerging technologies we’re demonstrating on our booth. We believe automated content generation and MPOV technologies are applicable to a wide set of industries, and we hope attendees to SIGGRAPH agree.”

As well, INDE, a company that creates products and experiences using augmented reality and computer vision, is using Christie Velvet Apex Series 1.9mm LED tiles and a Christie Crimson HD25 3DLP® laser projector on its booth, number VR270, which is located in the Immersive Pavilion.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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