Christie Eclipse world’s first true HDR 4K RGB pure laser projector

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Christie announced the Eclipse just prior to IBC 2019, it is the world’s first true HDR 4K RGB pure laser projector for the Pro-AV market.

The Christie Eclipse 4K RGB pure laser projector produces true HDR imagery with a massive 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio. By combining true HDR performance with an expansive color gamut approaching the full Rec. 2020 / Rec. 2100 color space, Eclipse is said to provide an unparalleled visual experience.

Christie Eclipse world's first true HDR 4K RGB pure laser projector

With a 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a brightness level of 30,000​ ANSI lumens, as well as 4K resolution and a high frame rate capability of up to 120fps, this is a serious HDR projector. Its specifications make any consumer-based HDR display or projector pale in comparison.

According to Christie, “Audiences are immersed in a degree of detail and depth of color that have never before been possible in any Pro-AV projection system.”

Key features

  • True HDR projector – Christie Eclipse processes and reproduces true HDR imagery on-screen, at both high and low brightness levels and true 4K resolution, achieving an unparalleled contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1. The result is stunning imagery, with incredible detail in the extreme black and white ranges.
  • Rec. 2100 – Approaches the full Rec. 2020 / Rec. 2100 color space producing highly saturated color for ultra-realistic immersive experiences. What’s more, Eclipse exceeds Rec. 2100’s minimum 200,000:1 contrast ratio specification by 100x!
  • Makes ‘video black’ a thing of the past – Displays true blacks without any residual light, which increases image quality and significantly reduces system complexity, eliminating the need for black-level blending adjustments and masking in multi-projector arrays
  • High frame rate performance in 2D and 3D – Powered by Christie TruLife™ electronics, Eclipse is fully 4K, 4:4:4, 10-bit, 120fps capable, producing ultra-high resolution, high frame rate video for smooth, blur-free, dynamic visuals
  • Long-life, RGB pure laser illumination – Enjoy the stability and reliability of solid-state illumination, and 30,000 hours of optimal performance to 80% brightness
  • Flexibility to choose the brightness level to suit your environment – From 2000 to 30,000 lumens

With the Eclipse, black is now truly black, with no residual light. Whites are also brighter than ever. There’s no need for optical filters, black-level blending adjustments, or masking in multi-projector arrays.

Christie Eclipse world's first true HDR 4K RGB pure laser projector

As far as durability is concerned, Christie claims that their Eclipse has 30,000 hours of optimal performance to 80% brightness.

Specifications

Brightness2,000 to ​30,000​ ANSI lumens typical (configurable)
Contrast Ratio20,000,000:1 (sequential)
Display Type6​DLP
Resolution4096 x 2160 (4K)
Illumination TypeChristie® RealLaser™ (RGB pure laser, ​solid state illumination)
OrientationLandscape 360 degrees and portrait orientation​
Image ProcessingChristie TruLife™ electronics, 1.2Gpx/s pixel clock
Frame rates24-120Hz
InputsHBMIC (2 x 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 1x QSFP+ module for fiber use with Christie Link Transmitter)
QDPIC (Quad DisplayPort 1.2 input card) or
TSIC (Terra SDVoE input card)New Body
Option InputsDual 3G SD/HD-SDI input card
Dual Link DVI input card
Dual DisplayPort input card
Twin HDMI input card
Lenses 0.72:1
0.9:1
1.13-1.31:1
1.31-1.63:1
​​1.63-2.17:1
1.99-2.71:1
2.71-3.89:1
3.89-5.43:1​
4.98-7.69:1
Size41.5 x 31 x 33.5” (1049 x 784 x 845mm)
Weight​330lbs (150kg)

The Cristie Eclipse is not for your home theatre unless you have very, very deep pockets. Not only does it weigh a whopping 150kg, but if you have to ask how much it is you probably can’t afford it.

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