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Christie Pandoras Box Server
The award winning Christie® Pandoras Box Server system offers the best high performance link between visual displays and digital image compositing.
It is a turnkey solution that perfectly unites state of the art rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. A high-quality server featuring the most powerful render-engine, Pandoras Box Server offers real-time compositing in 3D and allows for projection onto any shape and any surface.
It is totally customizable to your needs and features an intuitive design is based on how you work. Easily arrange videos and images freely, change colour, form and position. Pandoras Box synchronizes all video and audio sources. On-site 3D rendering, composition and editing – even on the fly in the preview mode – make Pandoras Box the perfect choice for any live event or multi-media show.
True 3D Environment
Christie Pandoras Box offers a true 3D compositing space in which both objects and plane elements can be aligned for projection mapping or real-time 3D stereo playback scenarios at high frame rates.
Instant Warping / UV Mapping
The warping process and its features are directly integrated into the Pandoras Box render engine. Within the preview, the user has direct access to manipulate FFDs and vertices in a 3D space to match the projected image with the physical screen setup. Furthermore, UV maps can be edited on-the-fly to arrange content accordingly. Even perspective UV mappings can be realized by using the preview and its interaction modes.
Real-time masking and sketching
Mask or sketch on any texture or object such as stage props, screen edges from the preview window. You can even save and import existing textures and export to be used elsewhere with other third-party applications.
Using separate Pandoras Box Managers, users benefit from the combined efficiency of multiple operators. Split workloads into different tasks like warping, content encoding and timeline programming or simply work simultaneously on the same sequence.
Synchronized 4K playback
The unique Pandoras Box network based adaptive frame synchronization feature allows multiple systems to run automatically in sync. An optional SMPTE Link interface can be used to sync to external sources. Full redundant or partial backup setups are possible with direct IP switching or live re-patching.
Each output allows for individual DMX Pixel Mapping, with Broadcast & Unicast transmission as well as support for multiple network cards and IP address ranges.
Video Input Options*
* Two input boards