Christie Previews Hedra Video Wall Processor at InfoComm 2023
Christie is at InfoComm 2023 previewing something called the Christie Hedra, a new video wall processor. The Hedra is a new TAA-compliant, real-time processor, will be showcased in a tech preview. For video walls up to 32 megapixels, Hedra provides secure, remote access and content management from virtually anywhere for seamless collaboration and sharing of critical information. Hedra combines the functionality of a video wall processor with a KVM switcher for an easy-to-setup solution for small to medium-sized video walls, for applications including control rooms, mission-critical war rooms, and briefing rooms.
Also making its debut is the new Christie 4K22-HS 1DLP laser projector. Designed for venues that require high resolution, higher brightness, and color accuracy that approaches 3DLP performance, for more budget-conscious applications, the 4K22-HS will shine brightly on the Christie booth as the first 22,500 lumen 4K UHD 1DLP projector on the market.
A really interesting demo in the booth is using the new Christie Intelligent Camera (CIC), including the background compensation feature, which automatically adjusts the image color to better fit the color of the projection screen. This powerful accessory pairs perfectly with select Christie 1DLP projectors to calibrate projector color, trigger autofocus, and, when used with Mystique Lite software, automate warping and blending of up to three projectors in a horizontal array.
I got a chance to see this at ISE but the Pandoras Box Version 8.8, which introduces Workspaces, has a new feature that helps users visualize their stage setup in 2D, providing an accessible and straightforward overview. Users can easily monitor the positioning of layers and find all pixel parameters, which are clearly arranged for a smoother and more organized workflow experience.
For projects that require a display that goes beyond a traditional rectangle, Christie’s MicroTiles LED line has grown to include a curved, multi-pixel pitch LED display, from 0.75mm to 1.5mm.