Christie provides spectacular view of 2018 Asian Paralympic Games opening ceremony

A total of 24 Christie Roadster HD20K-J projectors lit up the Gelora Bung Karno stadium to welcome para-athletes and officials from 43 countries

Argo Visual, the Indonesian partner of Christie Digital Systems, delivered 24 Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3DLP projectors for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asia Paralympic Games in Jakarta.

Ignatius Alvin Antono, managing director, Argo Visual, said: “Working side-by-side with Italian-based event organiser Balich Worldwide Show (BWS) engaged by the Indonesian Asian Paralympic Games Organising Committee (INAPGOC) and local organiser PT Royalindo Dutaexpo, we have pulled out all the stops to present a top-notch show for audiences from Asia and beyond.”

For the Asian Paralympic Games opening ceremony, the 24 Christie HD20K-J projectors installed at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium had to be hoisted to the fifth level of the arena using a crane, and fitted in customised stacking frames on two projection towers. Each tower housed 12 projectors situated about 170m away from the projection canvas. The physical installation process took three days to complete but the calibration and fine-tuning of the projectors lasted for another 10 days.

Antono added: “For this event, the most challenging part was the long and extensive working schedule in the lead up to the opening ceremony, but thankfully we had everything set up without a glitch for the big day, and our efforts paid off handsomely when spectators cheered and applauded enthusiastically when the projections displaying traditional and modern imagery synchronised perfectly with the movements of hundreds of performers on stage. “It was one of our proudest moments, and I’m very pleased that the Christie J Series projectors rose to the occasion once again and delivered optimal visuals throughout the event.”


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