Already the preferred platform for Premium Large Format theatres, RGB pure laser projectors will become the standard for mainstream cinema. First demonstrated at CineAsia 2016, Christie has been touring its direct-coupled RGB pure laser projector around the world, presenting it at various trade shows, events and private demos. The response has been ecstatic!
The Christie CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector will be available in 2018 and is poised to help push cinema forward into the next era of innovation. Much like digital cinema did in the early 2000s, RGB pure laser will open up an entirely new realm of possibilities. Audiences will revel in bright, brilliant and detailed visuals and colors; exhibitors will benefit from the low maintenance and lower TCO brought on by RGB laser projection; and filmmakers will be able to create spectacular content that has never before been seen on-screen.
The future is bright!
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It’s important to understand how much your cinema projector will cost you over the course of its lifetime. By combining the purchase price with the costs associated with changing the light source, this chart gives you an idea of what each illumination platform will cost you over 30,000 hours.
Comparing the costs and benefits of 20K lumen cinema projectors over 30,000 hours
|Illumination||Laser phosphor||RGB pure laser|
|Color||Rec.709, DCI-P31||Rec. 709, DCI-P3, and up to Rec. 2020|
|Brightness||Up to 33,000 lumens||Up to 60,000 lumens|
|Operational life||30,000 hours to 50% brightness||30,000 hours to 80% brightness|
(2 illumination system replacements)
|No replacement necessary|
1 Only with extensive yellow notch filtering and color correction which reduces brightness nearly 50%
2 Prices are provided for illustrative purposes only without inclusion of duties, taxes or shipping. For actual pricing please contact a Christie Sales Manager.
The graph below compares brightness drop-off of the different illumination platforms over 30,000 hours (around 8 years for a typical cinema projector). After little over a year, laser phosphor drops below the DCI specification for brightness. RGB pure laser has a much slower drop-off, maintaining 80% brightness after 30,000 hours. Xenon, meanwhile, can maintain brightness throughout the life span of the projector with simple, efficient lamp changes.
Our sales team is ready to crunch the numbers and help you compare the total cost of ownership between projectors with different illumination platforms. Have a Christie sales manager contact you to calculate the TCO of your next cinema projection purchase.