Church AV Trends: Unusual Aspect Ratio Video Walls

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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

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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

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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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State of the, Um, Art

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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

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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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Stewart Filmscreen Ships HDR-ready Phantom HALR Screens

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

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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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Could This Change Everything in Projection?

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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

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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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Texas Instruments DLP – The Interview

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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

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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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