Re: Digital projection Basic questions

From: bryan mckay (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 26 2010 - 12:48:49 PDT

The projector itself isn't going to be the choke point here. The
resolution and brightness and other tech specs of the projector are
certainly going to affect the quality of the projection to a great
extent, but the system you're projecting from (tape, DVD, computer,
etc.) is going to make a huge difference. If you're projecting from a
computer, it needs to be a fast, powerful machine. Anything with a lot
of single-framing (think hand-painted Brakhage) is going to require
more computing power because there's less interpolation in the
compression algorithms and there's more for the processor to deal with
cranking out.

Feel free to contact me off-list if you have more specific questions.
The film festival I co-organize (the Boston Underground Film Festival)
went tapeless for the first time this year, so I have a rather long
litany of complaints, pros and cons, tips and suggestions, etc.

On Apr 26, 2010, at 2:18 PM, Myron Ort wrote:

> Anyone have experience using consumer level digital projectors?
> Is it possible to project a "film" file that is less compressed than
> what seems to be necessary for a DVD?
> Any tips or ideas would be educational for me at this point.
> Any recommended equipment and reasons?
> Myron Ort
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