RGB Laser Cinema Projector for the Cultural Center of Zrenjanin

The Cultural Center of Zrenjanin was founded in 1978 under the name The Youth Center. Its main activities include theater plays, children's programs, movie projections, theme panels, music events and exhibitions. Also, the significant part of the center’s operations is devoted to the its own production and publishing activities.

  • Client: The Cultural Center of Zrenjanin
  • Date of project: 2020

Considering that the center often hosts cinema projections of the latest film hits, which brings together a lot of fans of the "seventh art", The Cultural Center of Zrenjanin invested funds obtained from the Film Center of Serbia in purchase of the latest generation projector and audio cinema processor. In that way, both the digitalization of the cinema hall and a better quality of projections would be achieved.

 

Supplied equipment for digitization of the cinema hall

For this purpose, a Christie CP2309-RGB digital laser projector for cinema with an RGB light source was delivered. The projector features 9,000 lumens of brightness, DLP technology, 2K resolution (2048x1080 pixels) and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. The RGB laser light source has a long lifetime of 30,000 hours during which it retains 80% of the brightness. It has a built-in media server and a disk capacity of 8TB in a RAID5 configuration with a corresponding motorized zoom lens.

The choice of zoom lens was made based on a precise calculation of the lens and brightness for 2D and 3D projection, considering the relevant parameters (projection distance, screen type and dimensions of the projected image), which confirm that the laser projector meets the DCI standard. RGB laser as a light source enables realistic reproduction on the screen (> 95% of the real-life image), according to the REC.2020. Due to the existence of three laser sources, R, G and B, the lifespan of the projector is significantly longer compared to an ordinary laser-phosphor cinema projector, as well as the contrast, which achieves an incredible visual experience during projection.

The projector also has a touch monitor that with a built-in automation controller allows simple playback, scheduling and management of cinema content. It supports HFR 2K @ 120fps / 4K @ 30 fps.

In addition to the 3D connector for synchronizing the display of 3D content, the projector also has two HDMI connectors, which are used to broadcast content from a computer, as well as movies from a BluRay player. This was another reason for choosing this RGB laser projector, since the hall is multifunctional and, in addition to cinema projections, it will also be used for other activities, such as various presentations and theater performances. It is very important to note that the projector is compact and does not require any external chillers.

The supplied projector stand with wheels can adjust the height with safety feet for its reception, and which also represents a 19" rack for accessories, i.e. NAS, UPS, audio processor and amplifiers.

The Christie CP2309-RGB laser projector comes with a 16-channel Dolby audio cinema processor that connects to the built-in media server via two RJ-45 connectors.

 

After the installation was completed and the system was put into operation with the direction of the audio system parameters, our expert team trained two people from the client's technical service.