Christie tackles smaller environments with YK50
Christie has added to its Christie Nitro Solutions family of yokes and projectors with the introduction of the Christie YK50. Smaller than the Christie YK100 and Christie YK200 models, the new offering has been designed for use at live events, theatre productions and staging applications in small-to mid-sized venues where space is at a premium.
The YK50 can be used as a moving light or moving video projector, and when combined with Christie’s LX700 or LHD700, it provides 7,000 ANSI lumens. According to the manufacturer, this makes it an ideal solution for houses of worship, museums, trade shows, and nightclubs.
Christie is keen to state that the YK50 solution is media server agnostic, so customers can continue to use their existing equipment, while its media server can also be changed without affecting the luminaire. Users can choose between XGA and HD video resolutions, and it incorporates high-resolution DC servo motors that facilitate movement accuracy, repeatability and low backlash.
Released before the YK50 was the Christie J Series. Described as the ‘next generation’ of the manufacturer’s three-chip DLP Xenon platform, the range targets a variety of applications within the rental, staging and fixed install segments.
The J Series is the same size as its predecessor, but benefits from being brighter and more efficient. Christie Twist image warping and edge-blending is now included, eliminating the need for external processors and reducing the cost of an installation.
Driven by an Xenon illumination system, the range include lenses with Intelligent Lens System (ILS) functionality and three resolutions: SXGA+, HD and WUXGA.