Christie has introduced the Griffyn 4K32-RGB pure laser projector designed for use at theme parks, sports venues, and other large-scale environments that call for both high brightness and the color accuracy of an RGB light source. Unlike other high-brightness RGB projectors that might require outboard cooling units, the Griffyn 4K32-RGB is an all-in-one solution with a self-contained liquid cooling system. At 175 pounds, it is one of the lightest single-chassis RGB projectors. And by operating with less than 50dB noise while running its 30,000 ANSI lumens (34,000 ISO lumens) light engine at full brightness, it's also the quietest.
As indicated by its name, the Griffyn 4K32-RGB is a native 4K (4096x2160) resolution projector that utilizes three 1.38-inch DLP imagers. It has high frame rate capability to display 4K resolution at 120Hz or up to 480Hz at HD (1920x1080) resolution and has greater than 96% coverage of the Rec. 2020 color space. This is made possible by Christie's TruLife+ all-in-one electronics that support a video-processing pipeline of up to 1.2 Gigapixels per second. And with all the electronics built-in there's no need for additional card components to be installed. Inputs include four 12G-SDI1 connectors, two HDMI 2.0, two DisplayPort 1.2, fiber for use with Christie's link transmitter, HDBaseT connectivity, and Christie's Terra SDVoE AV-over-IP solution.
The Griffyn 4K32-RGB is compatible with Boxer and Christie's current 4K40-RGB series lenses. For accurate image alignment, digital convergence controls can be adjusted with a remote control. It operates in any orientation and includes built-in image warping and blending software. The laser light source has a life of 10,000 hours and can be serviced and replaced in the field. The Griffyn 4K32-RGB ships in the fall of 2020 and is covered by a three-year parts and labor warranty.
The Griffyn 4K32-RGB has been recognized with a Projection Expo Best in Show award. For more information on this and other Christie projectors, you can visit their virtual booth at Projection Expo 2020.