Specialist integrator BeamSystems has installed eleven F12 projectors in a new 360-degrees immersive exhibit called The Panorama at EYE, the new film museum of Amsterdam. Inside the exhibit, visitors are completely surrounded by floor to ceiling projected imagery in the form of 15-minute film clips. Visitors can navigate around the EYE’s extensive digital archive collection and select films thematically using custom-designed built-in touch control screens.
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The exhibit combines state-of-the-art visual projection, display, interactive screens, ‘sound shower’ audio and much more. The BeamSystems installation at EYE was realised in collaboration with Submarine and Northern Light, showcases museum systems integration at its best.
“Projection was a great technical challenge. We required the projectors to have short-throw lenses to project images on to the 2.55 meter high wall whilst at the same time being able to have a seamless edge blend and interfere or cast a shadow with the touch-screen control points, ” explains Jason Malone, Sales Director at BeamSystems.
The eleven F12 projectors are integrated with Catalyst frame synchronized media servers to warp and blend according to the basement’s architecture.
“Using projection is a very powerful method of presenting and interacting with our extensive digital archives held at the museum, says ” Anne Floor, Manager, Events and Customer Relations, at EYE.
BeamSystems can monitor the projectors from their offices to provide any remote support.
BeamSystems also integrated the Pods adjacent to The Panorama. Giving visitors an insight into the rich historic film archive maintained by EYE, these three areas each take a different approach to telling the story of the Netherlands movie industry.
Gerben van den Berg, Regional Director, Benelux, France and CES Europe at projectiondesign adds: “I’m never short of amazed at the creative ways in which our projection systems are deployed by creative companies such as BeamSystems. We provided high-resolution F12 projectors that were hand-built with short-throw lenses in our factory in Norway for this application.”
projectiondesign is a Norwegian company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of high- performance projectors and supporting systems for professional, business and consumer applications. Among its core markets are high-resolution scientific visualization, visual training and simulation, medical imaging, broadcast and post production, public media and entertainment. Numerous industry milestones that distinguish projectiondesign’s award winning, innovative technology include the introduction of the world’s first single-chip SXGA DLP projector in 2002, the first commercially available 1080p DLP projector in 2006, the first WUXGA resolution DLP projector, and the first portable and high-resolution active 3D stereoscopic projector in 2008. In 2009, projectiondesign introduced its first 3-chip projector and debuted LED illumination. 2010 signified the company’s first image warp and blend product with the Multi Image Processors, as well as the world premiere of the WQXGA resolution (2, 560 x 1, 600) projector, and revolutionary patented Remote Light Source technology. The entire professional product range is warranted for 24/7 usage. projectiondesign is located in Fredrikstad, Norway, with representatives in more than 17 offices throughout the world and is majority owned by Barco, a global leader in digital visualization.
Images: © EYE, the new film museum of Amsterdam
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