Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony Uses Christie Projectors

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• Created: October 15, 2009

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LOS ANGELES — American Hi Definition, Inc. supported the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards telecast from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live with six Christie Roadster HD18K projectors. The set used two large rear-projection screens set back on the stage and raised on an upper tier — a 13.5-by-24-foot screen at camera left and a 13.5-by-48-foot screen at camera right.  The six Christie Roadster HD18K projectors fed various graphic elements, ranging from a collage of network logos and stylized views of the Emmy statuette and video clips of nominees.

Two Christie Roadster HD18K projectors were overlaid to create images for the smaller of the two screens.  The projectors were double stacked and blended to deliver images to the primary screen.  

The Christie Roadster HD18K 3-chip DLP projectors are part of Christie’s HD series.  With a 1920×1080 native resolution for detailed images, the Christie Roadster HD18K projectors are designed to be light in weight, energy-efficient and bright.

“The Christie Roadster HD18K projectors were a logical choice for the Emmy Awards,” said Ady Gil, co-owner of American Hi Definition, Inc.  “As the best HD native- resolution projectors in our inventory, they provided the right level of brightness as well as the blending capability required for the primary screen.  The projectors’ latency also ensured that there were no problems with lip synching.”

Earlier this year, American Hi Definition, Inc. used the same projectors at the 51st Grammy Awards telecast live from the Staples Center.

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