Camron accomplished this projection-mapping set design using Coroplast panels, Renewed Vision’s ProVideoPlayer, and lighting. Camron was responsible for the overall set design and lighting for the tour. He also did the grunge fabric weed-block design for the Planet Wisdom conference tour a few years back.
This year with The Digital Age, they wanted to integrate more video on stage without being just a simple flat screen. Tim Pike (media producer) and Camron got together to talk about how to arrange the panels so Tim could create a template to build media from. They wanted it to be a “mosaic” of panels to match the branding of the conference. Austin Stearns, video director of the conference, also helped make media that was specific to the Coroplast panels.
They cut twenty white Coroplast panels to specific dimensions and hung them on black plastic construction fencing from Home Depot. At each venue, five Hitachi ultra-short throw projectors were placed on the ground in front of each panel section, with one projector covering one panel. Each panel section was about 8′ wide and 6′ tall.
Because of the nature of the Hitachi UST projectors, the panels had to be able to be re-positioned to get the mapping just right, so they used simple clips to hang the panels exactly where they need them. Since this was a tour, everything had to be able to be suited to the venue, load in/out quickly, and ride in a truck without getting damaged.
To give them a “5-wide” setup all from one computer, Camron used a video processor box that he stumbled upon from China.
The MVD20X 6-ouput multi-viewer allowed them to use 5 outputs from a single computer, much like the Matrox Dual/TripleHead2Go gives you 2/3 outputs.
The “magic black box from China” can do 6 outputs, but that resolution is 4096×600; which is a just barely too large for a Mac to handle. (You can do it on a Windows PC machine with a very specific video card.)
While Camron doesn’t sell these boxes and you can’t buy them in the US, you can contact him about more details on the setup if interested.