If you are thinking of getting into video mapping, you will need a projector and the right one will make a world of difference.

Choosing the right equipment is very important and you must make your selection based on your needs. The very first consideration must be the location where you are planning on using your projector because this will lead you to a suitable option. Small spaces like bars or compact music venues will require a different projector compared to larger public spaces like clubs or festivals, which would require something completely different. Knowing where you are planning on using your projector is extremely important, which is why this aspect must be determined first.

Other key factors you must consider include any limitations associated with the location and, of course, your budget. Light conditions will make a very big difference because it plays a major role when it comes to the quality of the projected image. Direct light on the projection surface must be avoided because it would cause the image to fade, even if there are strong contrast levels. This is true for both natural and artificial light, so make sure you take this into account. For optimal results, it is always best to pick a fairly darker environment without any direct light coming towards the projection area. To produce the absolute best results, video mapping should always be done in dark locations or at night.

Image size and throw ratio must be considered as well and this is done through a mathematical formula. The number will help you select the right type of video projector because the ratio will be directly linked to it. The higher the number, the longer the throw distance, so make sure to follow the formula to get the accurate answer based on your location and needs. Remember that the formula is the key to a successful video mapping project!

Next, you’ll need to think of the material of your projection surface, as this is a crucial factor as well. Light coloured surfaces and matte materials are ideal because they will reduce light reflection, whereas shinier surfaces will negatively affect the quality of the image, so avoid them if you want better results. When it comes to the video projector itself, there are a number of features you need to consider, including luminosity, contrast ratio and resolution. Luminosity refers to the amount of light that a video projector puts out and this is measured in lumens. The higher the number, the more powerful the projector will be.

Above Mapping can provide you with more information regarding this matter and our knowledge and expertise in this field will help you make an informed choice. We specialize in 3D projection mapping and can help with dynamic projection mapping projects. For expert advice and exceptional service, give us a call today!