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.
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.”
- 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.
As far as durability is concerned, Christie claims that their Eclipse has 30,000 hours of optimal performance to 80% brightness.
|Brightness||2,000 to 30,000 ANSI lumens typical (configurable)|
|Contrast Ratio||20,000,000:1 (sequential)|
|Resolution||4096 x 2160 (4K)|
|Illumination Type||Christie® RealLaser™ (RGB pure laser, solid state illumination)|
|Orientation||Landscape 360 degrees and portrait orientation|
|Image Processing||Christie TruLife™ electronics, 1.2Gpx/s pixel clock|
|Inputs||HBMIC (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 Inputs||Dual 3G SD/HD-SDI input card|
Dual Link DVI input card
Dual DisplayPort input card
Twin HDMI input card
|Size||41.5 x 31 x 33.5” (1049 x 784 x 845mm)|
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.