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VJ LouNYC
01-06-2014, 04:21 PM
What's up guys,

I wanted to know if any of you guys ever used a video projector at events to project a monogram? I own a 3500 lumen projector and would like to put it to good use. I was planning on buying a gobo projector but would like to save some money.

Thanks.

JPelli73
01-06-2014, 04:50 PM
There are multiple threads out there on this topic. I use a projector (4500 lumens) and have had good luck with it. It's more versatile than a gobo projector because I can use it for video projection as well. Gobos are free to make, nicer-looking than stamped metal, and can be in color, animated, etc- whatever your creativity allows. My experience has been that the projector will be washed out in bright rooms or aimed at dark wood dance floors compared to a dedicated gobo projector, though.

Pros and cons to both approaches.

Pelli

VJ LouNYC
01-06-2014, 05:00 PM
There are multiple threads out there on this topic. I use a projector (4500 lumens) and have had good luck with it. It's more versatile than a gobo projector because I can use it for video projection as well. Gobos are free to make, nicer-looking than stamped metal, and can be in color, animated, etc- whatever your creativity allows. My experience has been that the projector will be washed out in bright rooms or aimed at dark wood dance floors compared to a dedicated gobo projector, though.

Pros and cons to both approaches.

Pelli

Thanks for information. Which software are you using to make monograms?

JPelli73
01-07-2014, 09:25 AM
I just use powerpoint. Create whatever image you want to project on a black background. Then you can either save the image as a JPG and plug it directly into the projector on a flash drive, or you can run it right off a PC so you can dynamically change the image during the night if you need to (keystoning, etc).

Pelli

Manu
01-07-2014, 09:58 AM
bit of photoshop, some slideshow software and bob's your uncle.

I also use milkdrop to project random animated images + text and following the music.

BillESC
01-07-2014, 05:25 PM
An important consideration is your projectors contrast ratio. A high contrast ratio of 10,000 to 1 or better will eliminate the 'blue' box around your graphic.

VJ LouNYC
01-07-2014, 05:59 PM
Thanks for all this information guys. I'm going to download photoshop for mac and give it a try. I'm sure I'll have some questions.

Thanks again.

STLRiverCity
01-07-2014, 07:58 PM
A DLP projector will look better than an LCD for this purpose. I have demoed a 14,000 lumen Christie projector in both the DLP and LCD variety. Even at that price point there is a noticeable "blue box" with the LCD version as Bill stated.

ArenaTech
01-08-2014, 12:47 AM
An important consideration is your projectors contrast ratio. A high contrast ratio of 10,000 to 1 or better will eliminate the 'blue' box around your graphic.

You will always have a "blue box" around a dark image, its just the nature of the technology. The higher quality projectors do a better job of disguising it, but it will never go away completely.

disbjohn
01-21-2014, 12:36 AM
what's the lowest lumen projector y'all would go with? 3000 or 3500?

BillESC
01-21-2014, 09:38 AM
I strongly recommend BenQ's MX662 DLP projector. 3500 lumens and a 13,000 to 1 contrast ratio. I features a USB reader so you can have the monogram on a thumb drive and can also become WiFi for a few dollars extra.

I've been running a special on them at $ 579 plus $ 15 for shipping.

VJ LouNYC
01-21-2014, 10:22 AM
That projector isn't a short throw projector. Sure the price and lumens are great but it's not good for tight spaces. It will work for nomograms but if your projecting behind a screen, short throw is the way to go.

BillESC
01-21-2014, 03:27 PM
Agreed, but this thread was about projecting monograms. BenQ also offers some outstanding short throw projectors.

wapples
01-21-2014, 07:34 PM
I have both and have no intention of changing Data projector can be useful but you may swell use the rest of its landscape to display stuff. The gobo projector is just GOOD and what it does its like MAC & PC they are both good so why try and only have one just have both. All my setups feature running both independently no problems My business name is WAPPLES (Windows based PC's & APPLES) i don't discriminate.

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DJ-speck
01-22-2014, 08:48 PM
For once there is something I can weigh in on..
Epson 710HD 2800 lumens on a ceiling during the daytime...
http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w324/munkeywho/Gobo%20Projection/P1050798small.jpg
http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w324/munkeywho/Gobo%20Projection/P1050791.jpg
http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w324/munkeywho/Gobo%20Projection/20120808_115041.jpg
http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w324/munkeywho/Gobo%20Projection/20120808_114349.jpg

The stand is an ADJ LTS-02 coupled with a speaker mounting bracket, custom wood mating plate, universal ceiling mount for projectors and then the projector itself.

And I'm not sure why it's turning my pics sideways.

VJ LouNYC
01-22-2014, 10:11 PM
Hey Speck, Nice work. What program do you use to make monograms?

Thanks.

Seph
09-17-2016, 08:53 PM
Stupid question. Don't the black background show on the wall. Wouldn't you want a transparent background?

BillESC
09-18-2016, 08:16 AM
A black background transmits no light. Projectors having a high contrast ratio of 10,000 to 1 or greater will not have the"halo" rectangle using a black background.

Seph
09-18-2016, 10:56 AM
Oh I see. Thanks for the info Bill. So in the below video only the white and yellow glow will show, is that correct?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV3Heet45rM&feature=youtu.be

BillESC
09-18-2016, 09:15 PM
Yes, with a quality projector offering high lumen output and high contrast ratio, that is what you will see.

Seph
09-19-2016, 03:16 PM
Would this projector fit the requirements?

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-MW705-ANSI-Lumen-Projector/dp/B01686RE30/ref=sr_1_11?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1474312023&sr=1-11&keywords=Video+projector&refinements=p_n_feature_fourteen_browse-bin%3A13670057011%2Cp_89%3ABenQ

BillESC
09-20-2016, 09:01 AM
It is bright enough and has a high contrast ratio but does not have a USB reader. You'd either have to hard wire your image source or get the optional HDMI dongle for wireless image transmission.

Seph
09-21-2016, 07:38 AM
Bill,

Could you recommend a projector that would allow me to display video monograms in color in medium to big venues but also have other purposes?

rikv
10-18-2016, 03:54 AM
I use a huge white projectionscreen as a wall behind my dj booth. In the beginning of the evening i shine a white picture with the projector on it..lenscap on it, so it becomes a white wash effect on the screen. Later i use the screen to project the couples images, monogram (picture or as a movie: https://videohive.net/tags/wedding%20pack), guests powerpoints...and during the party some nice videoclips.

BillESC
10-18-2016, 09:58 AM
Bill,

Could you recommend a projector that would allow me to display video monograms in color in medium to big venues but also have other purposes?

Will you be using a screen?

Seph
05-29-2017, 06:38 PM
Will you be using a screen?


No screen. Just throwing it on a wall. I was thinking about purchasing the BenQ MU686 3500-Lumen WUXGA DLP Projector.

BillESC
05-30-2017, 09:00 AM
You should probably go brighter, somewhere in the 5000 lumen range.

Seph
07-03-2017, 05:44 PM
You should probably go brighter, somewhere in the 5000 lumen range.

So this is the one I decided to go with. Optoma EH504 WIFI Projector 5000 Lumen, 15000:1 contrast ratio.

What size should the image be? What is the best format? How do I minimize the blue bleeding around the image?

BillESC
07-06-2017, 05:25 PM
You didn't notice, I'm a vendor. Might have been able to save you money.

To loose the blue, set your image background to black.

wapples
07-22-2017, 07:15 PM
That Projector attachment for the stand where can I find something like that?
Also does anyone have template file they would care to share. Like others I just noodled on powerpoint but i think there is a better way but never get enough time to play on this thing.
I dont really do Photoshop, corel etc just something simple.
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