New Immersive Production Possibilities with Panasonic 1-Chip DLP Projectors

January 31, 2023

The PT-REQ12 Series and PT-REZ12 Series 1-Chip DLP™ laser projectors deliver never-before-seen experiences with up to 12,000lm brightness, 4K resolution, and 240Hz projection capability Bracknell, UK. 31st January 2023 – Panasonic Connect Europe today announced its next generation PT-REQ12 Series (4K) and PT-REZ12 Series (WUXGA) 1-Chip DLP™ laser projectors designed to deliver new production possibilities and simplify workflow for the […]

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Projection in Decline — But Strong Opportunities in High Brightness

November 15, 2022

By Freddie Mossop Futuresource Consulting The front projection market is projected to reach a value of $4.5 billion by 2026, new research from Futuresource Consulting finds. The figure is buoyed up by an industry-wide shift to high brightness, high resolution, and SSL (laser lightsource), which is the technology required to reach these upper-brightness categories. The […]

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A Successful Digital Signage Experience for Experiential Entertainment Centers

June 23, 2022

I remember going to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey when I was a kid with my parents and sister. My father would drive through the safari section so we could watch the animals walk around or all over the car. I think the last time my parents drove through the safari section, one […]

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3 Tips for Using Projection in Visualization Environments

October 6, 2021

I haven’t written a technical piece in a while, but I’ve been moderating AVIXA ‘s Control Room Power Hour series of webinars, and a subject that has come up a lot is the use of projection in data visualization environments. Projectors are still viable in these types of rooms. With the advent of laser projection, […]

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Growth Opportunities Lie Ahead for Pro Displays After an Unprecedented Year

March 3, 2021

By Matthew Rubin Futuresource Consulting The past year has been one of the most volatile on record for the professional displays industry. As COVID-19 spread across the globe, supply chains were interrupted and end-user demand plummeted in some of the biggest markets. Add into the mix the increasing appeal of LED, which makes it a […]

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Higher Education Embraces Laser Projection

November 18, 2019

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM CASIO By Wayne Borg Marketing Manager, Casio Projectors remain the best display option for the larger screens needed in college and university classrooms. But move over, lamp-projectors — with the introduction of Casio LampFree projectors that use lasers and LEDs as a light source instead of lamps, you can now […]

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Church AV Trends: Unusual Aspect Ratio Video Walls

August 30, 2019

As multi-site churches expand their reach with additional locations into retail areas and school buildings to accommodate a larger attendance at these remote ‘satellite’ campuses, the needs for AVL shift away from so-called ‘big box’ venues with high ceilings and ample room to venues with lower ceilings and limited sightlines. The opportunity for audiovisual (AV) […]

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Now disguise r16 Is Live

August 7, 2019

disguise has announced the release of r16, improving the workflows for projection and AR projects. Developments to the user experience include a complete design overhaul to improve the execution and usability of the Cue List, more flexibility to work with external control systems and a multi-edit function to streamline workflows when working with groups of […]

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The Wholesale Replacement of Projectors in Churches

September 24, 2018

LED video technology will begin to surpass projection technology, spurring a wholesale replacement of projectors in the house of worship market when audiovisual (AV) manufacturers and integration firms realize the path of least resistance for churches is in modularity. The end of video projection for large venue churches is now in sight. Indeed, the wholesale […]

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The Curious Case of the Girl at the Theater with Amazing Projection

October 16, 2017

A few months ago, I invited by one of my dear friends to go see the Broadway hit “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” in Philadelphia. The show tells the story of 15 year old Christopher Boone, who has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday […]

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State of the, Um, Art

May 24, 2017

If you move back in history, the human race progresses from crude tool to artform along a predictable path. For instance, once humans learned to break rocks, that path began. We progressed from using the rocks to break each other to turning the broken rocks into crude tools and then to using the crude tools […]

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This Lightform Image Mapping Projection Technology Will Help Kill the Under 100″ Screen Market

April 6, 2017

The responses to my recent blog explaining why I believe the projection SCREEN (not projector, but screens) market is heading for a downward spiral have been mixed — sort of. I heard from systems designers, integrators/dealers and manufacturers. On the manufacturer front, surprise-surprise, the screen manufacturers nearly (I say nearly as ONE agreed with me) […]

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Philips to Focus ColorSpark Technology on Home Cinema Segment

March 2, 2017

About a year and a half ago, Philips Lighting debuted a new LED-based light source for projectors called ColorSpark HLD LED (High Lumen Density LED). In 2016, this technology rolled out in mainstream projection products in the 3,000- to 4,000-lumen range. For 2017, Philips is focusing on enabling projection customers to create new 1,000- and […]

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Why the Screen Business isn’t Disappearing Any Time Soon

February 22, 2017

Today another eulogy was given to AV technology. As with most AV eulogies, the problem is that the technology declared dead is still alive and well. In this instance, the projection screen business was “buried alive” by Gary in his latest blog “Is the Screen Business About to Disappear?” However, like Uma Thurman in Kill […]

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Stewart Filmscreen Ships HDR-ready Phantom HALR Screens

January 25, 2017

Stewart Filmscreen says its Phantom HALR (High Ambient Light Rejecting) screen material is available now — following in the footsteps of dnp  who was the first screen manufacturer to debut the technology. A flexible front projection material designed for fixed-frame wallscreen or electric roller screen applications, Phantom HALR works day or night. Phantom HALR is […]

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The Saga

December 13, 2016

In early November, I had the opportunity to attend CCUMC in San Antonio. The city was amazing, the food was delicious and the conference was great. To read more about the conference and why you should attend (or exhibit) please see my other article in rAVe ED on the subject. In this column, I want […]

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Compound Photonics Likely Freaked Out Texas Instruments’ DLP Team Yesterday With 14mm 4K Resolution Chip Launch

May 10, 2016

At Display Summit China, Compound Photonics introduced what it’s calling the world’s smallest native 4K imaging device, measuring only 14 millimeters diagonally and featuring pixels smaller than three microns. Compound Photonics is an eight-year old technology company whose engineering and marketing teams are comprised of some of the brightest stars in the photonics and projection […]

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Predicting the Future of Video in Churches

February 26, 2016

Back in 2002, I wrote a widely-publicized article about all churches needing to make the move to 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen. Nearly 15 years later, it turns out I was right — well, almost right. I saw dimly into the future of church video technology and was ahead of the curve in predicting the future of […]

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It’s Time to Upgrade Church Video Systems

January 27, 2016

Like the sound systems of old, large screen displays have undergone a major change that would benefit churches with lower cost of ownership and far greater visual support. And, also like old sound systems, it’s time for an upgrade. Especially when it will be less expensive and more effective within even the next five years. […]

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Could This Change Everything in Projection?

January 22, 2016

Something called the Illumina Light Farm may be as common in your tech vocabulary as DLP or Bluetooth soon. A company called Power Technology just one-upped the entire projection market with what it’s dubbing the Illumina Light Farm. What is it? Imagine removing the light source for a multi-projector install (e.g., installs where multiple projectors […]

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INFOGRAPHIC | Solid State Illumination

January 12, 2016

We recently distributed a survey to experts in the commercial AV industry to learn about their thoughts, knowledge and exceptions on the 3-year-new technology, known as solid state illumination. The infographic below displays technology’s position in the market and some of the challenges the market faces with the new projection technology. Infographic Sponsored by: Christie

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Projection vs. Display : Comparison

October 2, 2015

Projection vs. Display : A Comparison from rAVe [Publications]

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Projection 2.0: Best Imaging Performance Under Difficult Conditions

October 2, 2015

Projektion 2.0: Best Imaging Performance Under Difficult Conditions from rAVe [Publications]

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Churches and the Electronic Canvas Instead of IMAG

April 27, 2015

I posted an article here on rAVe I wrote about IMAG (Image Magnification — live video projected onto a screen) and stated that it was overused in small venue churches where it wasn’t difficult to see the action on the stage without a live video image. There are times where limited usage of live video for infrequent […]

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Solutioneering: Helping Churches Define AVL Budgets

March 30, 2015

How much should a church set aside for making audio, video and lighting (AVL) upgrades? As each church is unique and budgets are vastly different from church to church, the best way to answer that is to look at what drives their budget. Considering about 50 percent of a church’s annual finances are dedicated towards […]

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Immersive Art: Ten Thousand Waves

March 7, 2014

In my mind, art and science play a similar role — predicting and often guiding new technical directions that will eventually make their way into the mainstream. This is why I was so excited to see the new immersive film installation Ten Thousand Waves at MOMA. This exhibit, and others like it, highlight why projectors […]

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Texas Instruments DLP – The Interview

February 6, 2014

Gary Kayye caught up with Texas Instruments’ Dave Duncan, manager of front projection & DLP cinema and DLP products, today at the Integrated Systems Europe show and he filled us in on what’s going on now with DLP and how they see themselves in the market. Dave addressed some tough questions from Gary, including what […]

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InfoComm: 10 Trends in Live Events 2013

May 15, 2013

The live events industry has grown massive, driven by a confluence of factors. The music industry continues to rely heavily on concert touring to replace revenues lost to digital distribution and piracy; sporting events are getting bigger and more global, with branded spectaculars from ESPN’s X Games to a year’s worth of run-up games to […]

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Christie Adds to Mirage M and J Series Projector Lines

June 28, 2012

Christie has expanded its product offerings for the visualization markets with the addition of its next-generation Mirage M Series high performance digital projectors. The M Series joins the latest Mirage J Series, adding three new 3D-capable products to the dual-lamp platform for a total of 21 projectors in the Mirage Series lineup. Both the Mirage […]

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