video projector basicsYou need to know a few video projector basics to make your event a big success.

If you provide us with all the details of your event, we’ll make the video projector selection for you.

You won’t need to worry about any video projector details if you give us your event details.

Date, start time, indoor/outdoor, location, address are some of the things we’ll need to know.

Orientation of the screen (direction screen will be facing) will also be important if you’re wanting to start your event outdoors before the sun goes down.

We’ll even come out to the location of your event and scout the area to ensure everything is perfect for your event.

A Projector’s Light Output

Light output of a projector is very important especially if you’re going to have any light at all during your event.

Even moon light can affect the picture on the screen.

If you have a totally dark room, as an example, your projector wouldn’t have to be so bright.

A projector with more light output than needed can always be a plus, though, as it gives you some backup brightness just in case the extra light output is needed.

If you’re going to be using the projector indoors or outdoors with no extra light, a projector with a lower light output can be used.

A 4500 lumen projector definitely isn’t required for a totally dark area but a huge screen might require that light output due to the area that must be covered.

Larger screens will require higher light output from a projector so some our larger inflatable screens will require brighter projectors depending on the conditions of use.

That’s why it’s important for us to know where and when we’ll be doing your event. It’s very important for us to know so we can give you the best possible picture with our video projectors. Our goal is to give you the best possible service.

Using the right equipment is one of the keys to your event being a success.

We’ll explain more…

Using a Video Projector in Day Light

If you’re looking to use a projector in day light, it’s going to be almost impossible… even with the brightest possible projector in existence.

You can add some shade to the screen in order to get a good image on the screen during day light hours. Using a tent or some type of building or even trees to add shade to the screen is a good idea if you want to use a video projector in the day light.

A bright sunny day without any shade on the screen will make it very difficult to use any projector with success.

If you have ever tried to look at your cell phone screen outside on a bright sunny day, you’ll know how bright the sun can be. The sun will out shine any projector or any type of display so it can be very difficult to project any image in the day light.

You wouldn’t be able to see your TV in the sun light either.

You can put one of our screens in a shaded area during day light hours but the image might not be so great depending on the external light from the sun that day.

If you’re planning on using a video projector in the day light hours for your event, your best bet is to have the screen indoors… whether that be inside a large building or inside a tent that would block most of the outdoor light.

Front Projection or Rear Projection?

A video projector can be used to project an image onto a surface from the front of that surface or from the rear (if the projector has the capability).

In other words, you can place the projector directly in front of the screen or you can place the projector behind the screen. The screen must support rear projection as many of our inflatable screens do. We also have some other movie screens that aren’t inflatable that support rear projection.

Continuing with video projector basics

Front and rear projection both require a certain throw distance for the video projector.

For example, a large movie screen is going to require the video projector to be placed at a further distance than a smaller screen. Depending on the specific projector, this distance can be much different.

If you don’t have the room in front or behind the screen that is needed for the projector you might have to change your setup around. We’ll take care of all this when you hire us.

For example, you might want to use rear projection if you’re going to have people walking close to the screen and in front of the projector.

As people walk in front of the projector, shadows from the people will project onto the screen as the light projecting onto the screen will be interrupted by the person who block the light coming from the video projector.

But… if you have your inflatable screen placed against a building or fence, you’ll have to go with front projection because rear projection would be impossible.

Video Projectors Can Be Complicated

The selection of the right video projector for your next event can be complicated and confusing.

But that’s why we’re here.

And that’s why we need to know all the details of your event so we can get it right for you. We want your event to be perfect and a huge success and that’s why you need us to select all the right equipment for you.

For example, projectors come with many different specifications:

  • Light Output
  • Contrast Ratio
  • Standard Definition
  • High Definition
  • LCD, DLP, CRT
  • Resolution
  • Throw Distance
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Ports and Inputs
  • Video Signal

And the above are just a few of the video projector specifications. They continue to get more and more complicated as so most of the electronics on the market today.

Did you know that new refrigerators are going to be connected to the internet so you can see what’s in your refrigerator from your smart phone?

As electronics get more complicated and new technology arises, video projectors will continue to become more and more complicated.

You don’t have to worry, though, as we have all the video projector basics and the not-so-basic information covered for you. Let us take care of that for you. No worries at all when you hire us or purchase anything from Super Size Screens.

If You’re Ready to Book Us…

If you’re ready to get your next event on our calendar, give us a call.

Let us know all the details of the event and we’ll return a quote to you for your event. We’ll give you suggestions and ideas for your event to make it even more successful.

Whenever you’re ready, give us a call.

Dates fill up fast on our calendars, so call now to reserve your spot with us. We take reservations up to a year in advance.