Flexible LED content design demands a spatial mindset

By Adrian Pennington 19. March 2020

Projection has traditionally been considered to have an unassailable advantage over other media when it comes to making any surface a digital canvas. From a shop window to the facade of a cathedral, projection has the edge – particularly when the latest projection mapping techniques are employed. Is that all about to change? After walking the halls at ISE 2020, Adrian Pennington considers recent advances in direct view LED and wonders if the gap has now narrowed.

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Temaer: projection mapping, LED, wow-factor, audience engagement, visitor experience, ise

Guide to becoming a media server professional – Part 5: Three dimensions

By David Aleksandersen 30. November 2019

Are you thinking about becoming a professional media server operator or user, but aren't sure which skills you need? This is blog number five in the series, and this time we're shining a light on 3D files, formats and projection mapping

These posts are based on recommendations from the fine people of the Media Server Professionals (Facebook) group.

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Temaer: projection mapping, tools, video pro, mediaserver, stereoscopy, professional, 3D

Tech check: Projection in domes

By Jacquie McHale 2. August 2019

In this Q&A, we're talking projection in domes with Malin Hallbeck at domeprojection.com. The Magdeburg-based company is chiefly known for their ProjectionTools product which is widely used in training, simulation and entertainment installations worldwide.

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Temaer: multi-channel projection, domes, projection mapping, projection

Ice Projection – It's More Than A Game

By Jacquie McHale 30. May 2019

Awesome ice projections are guaranteed to drive the fans wild at NHL* matches. We talked to Dangers Inc, the Canadian mapping maestros with over 500 ice projection performances under their belt, about their approach, the technology and the challenges of projecting on ice. 

*The National Hockey League is usually described as the premier professional ice hockey league in the world and was formed in 1917. There are 7 teams from Canada and 24 (soon 25) from the US in the league. 

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Temaer: projection mapping, visitor experience, ice projection

Why is projection mapping so popular in events and marketing?

By David Aleksandersen 22. March 2019

Projection mapping is one of the most popular ways to create an event that’s out-of-the-ordinary. From small indoor stage effects to larger-than-life visuals on entire arenas, landmark buildings or other architectural landscapes, projection mapping as a marketing tool is here to stay. 

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Temaer: projection mapping, audience engagement, social media, brandbuilding

What is projection mapping?

By Adrian Pennington 7. June 2018

Video mapping, projection mapping, 3D mapping, spatial augmented reality or plain old mapping, the technology has plenty of names but the effect can be summed up in a single word: wow! We take a quick look at what it is and when to use it.

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Temaer: projection mapping, augmented reality, wow-factor, audience engagement, video, visitor experience

Video has never been better – make it work for you

By Nevil Bounds 29. March 2018

If you want to make an impact, the sky is the limit – literally in some cases! Industry-veteran Nevil Bounds talks about the effective use of video and how Dataton made a massive impact with WATCHOUT.

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Temaer: watchout, video quality, projection mapping, audience engagement, video

What is camera-based projection auto-alignment?

By David Aleksandersen 11. December 2017

Camera-based automatic projection alignment empowers integrators, show operators and end-users to align and calibrate any number of projection channels in domes, complex projection surfaces, flat or curved surfaces in a cost-efficient way.

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Temaer: automated camera alignment, camera calibration, projection alignment, camera, omagica, multi-channel projection, spheres, domes, complex surfaces, projection mapping, auto alignment, domeprojection.com

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