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Vizrt to Display Stereo 3D Imagery using Christie Mirage Projector and Volfoni 3D Glasses

The stereo 3D NAB presentation will be displayed from a new Christie Mirage HD10K-M high-performance, 3-chip DLP projector

While stereoscopic 3D was very intriguing to broadcasters at last year’s NAB, this year, it’s taken hold with the launch of many new 3DTV networks as well as sports and news telecasts produced in stereo 3D. With millions of 3DTV sets selling annually worldwide, 3DTV is an unmistakable trend for broadcasters. At the upcoming 2011 NAB show, Vizrt will offer a state-of-the-art stereo 3D presentation at its booth (#SL5408) during the convention to be held from April 11-14 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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“This presentation is designed to immerse our visitors in a true, real-time stereoscopic 3D experience combining rich stereo 3D imagery with the latest in stereo 3D display technology,” said Gerhard Lang, Vizrt’s chief engineering officer. “To underscore Vizrt’s position as a global leader in stereo 3D digital production tools and workflow, the video will be an exciting sampler of sports and news programs and graphics produced by our customers with our stereo 3D technology. With the help of our partners, Christie and Volfoni, we’re confident that the quality of this stereo 3D presentation will be unsurpassed.”

The stereo 3D NAB presentation will be displayed from a new Christie Mirage HD10K-M high-performance, 3-chip DLP projector designed specifically for live 3D event staging.

For their first collaboration, the stereo 3D display set-up will feature advanced stereo 3D glasses from Volfoni, a leading supplier of stereo 3D eyewear worldwide. Volfoni offers two product lines: EDGE, active glasses dedicated to cinema and audiovisual markets; and ActivEyes, its new hybrid active/passive eyewear compatible with 3DTV sets and PC monitors. The EDGE 3D glasses will be used within the Vizrt booth at NAB, while the ActivEyes eyewear will be on display at the Volfoni booth at NAB (Booth # C11839). This year, Vizrt chose to partner with Volfoni because of their eyewear’s superior imaging qualities.

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“We’re extremely pleased to be part of this high-profile stereo 3D presentation showcasing the latest advancements in stereo 3D display,” said Thierry Henkinet, CEO Volfoni, “This partnership with Vizrt and Christie positions us at the forefront of stereo 3D display.” Volfoni recently opened a Los Angeles office to build a stronger U.S. presence for its products.

As a member of the new Christie Mirage Series 3D DLP projector line, the Mirage HD10K-M projector offers 1920x1080 widescreen HD resolution, 10,500 ANSI Lumens of brightness, up to a full 120Hz native frame-rate, as well as embedded Christie Twist™ image warping and edge blending for superior 3D picture quality. While two Christie HD8K projectors were used by Vizrt for last year’s stereo 3D presentation during the NAB show, this year, a Christie HD8K projector will be used as a secondary projector supplementing the stereo 3D imagery shown by the Mirage.

“Since the stereo 3D graphics and video imagery that Vizrt customers produce is quite impressive, this presentation is a wonderful showcase for the capabilities of our new Mirage HD10K-M projector,” said Gary Fuller, vice president, Business Products, Christie. “With best-in-class technology from Vizrt, Christie and Volfoni, we’re confident that this breathtaking NAB presentation will boost interest and demand for stereo 3DTV.”

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About Volfoni®

Founded in March 2007, Volfoni® is the leading 3D solutions rental and sales company in France. For more than 3 years, Volfoni® is proud to serve 70% of exhibitors who make the choice to equip their theaters with 3D active glasses. With offices in Paris, Munich, Valencia, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, as well as a network of local representatives in several other countries, Volfoni® has high flexibility in terms of logistics, and provides the best 3D experience available on the market. Volfoni® is currently manufacturing several lines of products, including EDGETM and ActivEyes®.

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About Vizrt

Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry and media houses - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.

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