Mexico. For the third consecutive year, Christie has been a technological partner of the Guadalajara light festival GDLUZ, which has recently been held in the Mexican city of the same name.

The festival, organized by the company Alteacorp to celebrate the 477 anniversary of the founding of the city in partnership with the local government, took place in the historic center of the city, with 40 attractions inspired by light, consolidating as the Largest night festival in Mexico. The tapatía community could enjoy video mappings, multimedia shows, interactive projections, live music, artistic installations and performance attended by more than 1.100.000 attendees in four days.

One of the main attractions of the festival was a projection mapping at the Cabañas Institute. Here, 3DLP® Christie Boxer 4K30 projector from 30.000 center lumens and 4K resolution was used. "We chose this team because of its resolution and power," says Carlos Márquez, director of Alteacorp's projection. It is an excellent projector, easy to use and very powerful. In my opinion is one of the jewels of Christie's crown, "he adds.

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Another of the show's strengths was an installation in which users interacted with video mapping, for which a Christie Crimson WU25 projector with 3DLP laser technology, WUXGA resolution and 25.000 center lumens was used. "In this case, we opted for this machine for its sharpness and for the type of short shot," said Márquez. "And it is a characteristic that was very important to achieve this interactive project was that the projector allows to reduce the projection area dynamically. With this feature we were able to concentrate the projection in a very short space ".

To manage these projections, Alteacorp made use of the Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 media server, specifically a Pandoras Box Manager and a Pandoras Box Player. Márquez recalled: "In the case of mapping at the Cabañas Institute, Pandoras Box was the key element of the project, since with this tool we synchronize lighting, audio, video and pyrotechnics. In the interactive project, we used a Pandoras Box Player to capture the video game of a second system. "

The truth is that the director of Alteacorp projection is delighted with the role of Christie as a technological partner of GDLUZ. "The truth is that we are very pleased to have Christie at our festival, as it brings security and certainty to the projects, as well as a high visual impact. And of course my experience with Christie's technology in the last seven years has been very good. The combination of Christie projectors and Pandoras Box servers is excellent for this type of event. "

Richard Santa, RAVT
Author: Richard Santa, RAVT
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Journalist from the University of Antioquia (2010), with experience in technology and economics. Editor of the magazines TVyVideo + Radio and AVI Latin America. Academic Coordinator of TecnoTelevisión & Radio.

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