Christie has built on the shoulders of a giant with the announcement of a new Mirage SST version that has 50,000 lumens of brightness, in comparison to the 35,000 lumen Mirage SST that was released last year. That extra brightness is still packaged in the same small form factor as the original 35,000 lumen Mirage SST.
To fit into installations with tight spaces, the projector has a fiber-coupled head that can be placed up to 50 meters away from the separate light source. This allows the cooling equipment for the light source to be installed far from the projector head and keep any presentation as quiet as possible. To add to that install flexibility, Christie offers eleven standard lenses with a range of throw ratios from an ultra-short throw 0.38:1 up to a long throw 7.69:1. In addition, there are seven high-contrast lenses that range from 0.72:1 up to 5.43:1, although the high contrast lenses reduce brightness by 25 percent.
An RGB laser provides the light for the three 1.38-inch DLP chips with DCI-4K (4096x2160) resolution, and will last 30,000 hours before reaching 80 percent brightness. The proprietary TruLife electronics allows for 4K frame rates up to 120Hz. For even higher frame rates, an optional license can be purchased to enable 480Hz at 2K resolution. The Mirage SST is compatible with Christie Mystique projection mapping software, which is an automated camera-based alignment system for warping and blending multi-projector setups.
Three different standard input cards are available: a high bandwidth multi-input card (HBMIC) that includes two 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, and one QSFP+ for Christie Link Transmitter fiber; a Quad DisplayPort 1.2 input card (QDPIC); or a Terra SDVoE input card (TSIC) to integrate into a Christie Terra transmitter system architecture. There are an additional four optional input card slots to expand capabilities with 3G SD/HD-SDI, DVI, DisplayPort 1.1, or HDMI 1.4a cards.