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Trevor Cable
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From: Hillsboro, OR, USA
Registered: Jan 2011

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We are a content producer and have several Christie CP2210's. Most of the software we use for projection uses dual link SDI for our stereoscopic workflow. It's been requested of me to setup a new software package which uses the consumer flavors of stereoscopic formats (under/over, checkerboard,etc). I know Christie used to have an alternate content device that is now discontinued and there used to be a product called Davio that also did this.

Does anyone know if a CP series projector out of the box can now support consumer formats? I've tried in the past and didn't get anywhere with this. Before digging in again I thought I'd ask around.

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Steve Guttag
We forgot the crackers Gromit!!!

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No Christie projectors that I know but Barco's ICMP can handle consumer 3D.

That said, ask Christie if they have any SKA-3Ds around. Last I heard, they did. That might be your best bet.

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Dave Macaulay
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Barco also has/had an outboard alt content 3D decoder thing.
The ICMP will do 3D but it is rather particular about format - I could get a 3D BluRay to work but a workstation generated signal... no. They ended up getting it to work from a $$$ pro video card and support from their $$$$$ rendering software supplier but Barco was not very helpful. Since it worked via Blu-Ray Barco tossed the problem back to me (a justifiable and reasonable position to take).

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Peter Castle
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I've projected 3D BluRay with our NEC3240 via the GDC 2000AR IMB.

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Alan Gouger
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Ive had success with consumer ( frame-packed ) 3D using the USL CMS-2200, Doremi/dolby IMS-1000, Barco Alchemy. All had their unique setup quirks but all delivered reliable and stable 3d post setup.

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Marcel Birgelen
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Not knowing your specific workflow, but going the DCP route isn't possible? DCP-o-Matic supports 3D DCP creation from "consumer sources".

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Carsten Kurz
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Christie 2210 are cinema projectors. I guess you wouldn't opt for them if you do not also use them with a DCI server, IMB/IMS? So, is there a server, IMB/IMS as well? Because, some of them have HDMI inputs capable of consumer formats. So, let us know how the Christie card cage is populated.

In how far does a new software package need consumer formats? Will it need a different set of I/O connectivity towards the projector?

- Carsten

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