Re: seeking recommendations for portable video projector

From: k. a.r. (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jan 29 2009 - 17:47:02 PST

Hi there.
Here is a really cool little projector that just came out last fall.

It called "3M mpro 110 projector" it is about the size of an iPod, and only costs $300.00!!!!

Here is some technical advice I thought of, if you have any questions,
feel free to ask!!!!

Hooking video projectors up computers (and vice versa haha)
is what I do daily in my job.
Just about any projector should work well with your mac.
Just make sure your output resolutions is set to equal the projectors.

A good starting point is 1024 x 768. If it a really old projector, you
might even want to go down to 640 x 480.

On a mac you adjust this by going into system preferences, displays.

One VERY important thing about hooking a mac to a projector, that is not an issue
with PCs, is that most macs need an adapter that DOES NOT come with the computer.

You have to buy one from mac, for about $40.00.

Just make sure you have the correct adapter, it should go from your video output
to female VGA. Then it is just a VGA from the adapter into the projector.

Most professionally used projectors travel with a shorty VGA,
but depending on your exact needs,
you might need to bring a longer VGA,
or make sure that the person with the projector has one.

It's good to stay 50' or under with a VGA, longer than that,
and you should have a DA (distribution amplifier)
to help boost the power of the signal.

good luck!

Kristie Reinders, B.F.A.

Director of Cinematography, Electric Visions

Curator and Head Projectionist, Electric Mural Project

The Mission, San Francisco, CA

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