Dome theatre at Northern Shaanxi Folk Song Museum chooses Christie projection

Northern Shaanxi Folk Song Museum in China’s Shaanxi Province has chosen Christie projection for its dome theatre. A total of 22 Christie DWU850-GS 1DLP laser projectors have been designed, installed and commissioned by Christie’s longstanding Chinese partner, Wincomn Technology.

With a diameter of 14m, the 360-degree dome theatre enables audiences to experience the charm of northern Shaanxi folk culture in an immersive fashion. It complements the museum’s focus on northern Shaanxi folk music by displaying its long and stirring historical changes.

To create a deeper immersive feel, the dome theatre’s front, left and right sections have been expanded. Likewise, the dome’s height has also been increased, resulting in a larger projection area. Since this dome theatre is not fully spherical and ample walkway space is needed between the rows of seats and on the floor, there were tremendous challenges in executing the projection design.

Through continuous simulation and analysis, Wincomn’s engineers are able to overcome the challenges and complete the dome and floor projections seamlessly by taking into consideration the audience’s perspective, edge blending, and image consistency.

Tony Chen, general manager of Wincomn Technology, said: “Northern Shaanxi Folk Song Museum is China’s only museum featuring northern Shaanxi culture, and we are proud to be involved in this monumental project of delivering the projections in this new done theatre. The Christie GS series laser projector, with higher levels of brightness, image quality, colour reproduction and compact form factor, is the customer’s preferred choice.”

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