Recently Smart Home Audio Video completed one of our biggest projects for a church in Destin, FL and it turned out amazing! The process only took about 3 days to complete with 2 people.
This is a dual projector screen that is about 25 feet wide and 9 feet tall. The screen size before was only about 10 feet wide and 6 feet tall. So we went from 60 square feet to almost 250!
This was a first for us blending two projectors to make one seamless image. We utilized a program the church was already using called Pro Presenter 6 and it’s built in add-on module called Edge Blending. There are a few ways to achieve this result but this was the most cost effective since any projector can be used with minimal additional hardware. Projectors with this feature built in are upwards of $10,000 each.
Once all the wood surrounding the old screen was torn down, all the nail holes had to be filled to make sure there was a smooth surface to paint the screen onto. The paint was recommended by Behr and can be purchased at any Home Depot. The paint name is Silver Screen (770E-2) and should be made in the Behr Ultra series with a matte finish.
This was actually the most time consuming part and if we only had to paint, mount the projectors, align them, and blend the edges it would have easily been done in two days.
After paint, came time to mount the projectors. The projectors used were two Eiki EK-601W’s. The existing mount was as basic threaded mount so we got some pipe fittings to make a “T” shaped bracket so that they would be mounted on the exact same height.
HDMI over Ethernet extenders were ran to each Projector through the drop ceiling. A key piece of hardware used was a DualHead2Go made by Matrox that plugs directly into the church’s Mac that is using the ProPresenter program. That allows the computer to “think” the 2 projectors are actually one very wide screen projector. There are a few other products like it but I highly recommend this one.
Lastly, the projectors aligned to get ready to edge blend the 2 screens together. Once they were aligned it took a few hours to make everything line up perfectly. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and look forward to more projects like this in the future!
If you prefer a video check out the Dual Projector Project Showcase