Designing and Installing Video WallsOn January 18, 2018 by admin
It is very common to see various video walls that are arresting and captivating. There are video walls that show the images or video frames full screen while there are some presentations that are more creative and utilise the presence of multiple screens to present different images or footage on selected screens.
Designing and installing video walls involves a lot of planning and preparation. The success of a video wall design and installation depends on the attention to detail of the production team. Here are some tips on how to make it work.
Establish the objective
The design of the video wall depends on the objective of the client. Is the video wall going to provide information, advertising or entertainment? Likewise, the production team must also know the type of content, such as high definition or 4K, as well as the sources for video. Videos could be a presentation, live stream such as concerts or sporting events, video, the Internet or TV. The readability of the text should also be considered.
Plan the design based on content
The content can influence the design of the video wall in the same manner that the design of the video wall can influence the content, so it is important to determine the content during the early part of the process. Consider whether the content will be created in-house or outsourced and how it’s going to be updated.
Consider the features of the space
It is vital to visualise how the video wall will look architecturally when mounted in the intended space. Ambient light, viewer traffic, size of space and the structure that will support the video wall must all be considered.
Resolution and ambient light
The quality of the projection depends on video resolution as well as the ambient light within the area. It is important to produce the right contrast ratios to ensure excellent image quality. The video resolution will depend on the size of the video wall, readability of text and the viewing distance.
Choose the right position for the AV racks
It is typical for the audiovisual (AV) equipment racks to be positioned about 200 feet away from the video wall. Depending on the size of the video wall, you might need between 2 to 4 AV racks that should be in a dust-free location that is accessible with enough room around them for easy maintenance.
Consider where it is going to be positioned
Determine the security and sturdiness of the wall. Likewise, it should be flat and extremely level. This will help in evaluating the mounting points. On that score, it is critical that the video wall mount is of excellent quality, to hold the weight of all the screens in perfect balance. It is very important to have exact measurements. Mounting each screen is critical as even a minute mistake can affect all the display screens. It could take days to install a multi-display system properly.
When choosing a video wall mount, see to it that it has been manufactured by a reputable company and that it is made from sturdy materials that can withstand the weight of multiple video screens and the heat generated by the entire system. The video mount should be easy to assemble and include guides and accessories to make installing quick and easy.