MAC’s 5 Rules for LED Video Walls

Re/Max 45th Anniversary Brian Buffini

LED video walls can bring a big pop to your next event but there are factors event planners need to think about before setting plans in stone. At MAC Productions, we have 5 rules for video wall planning:

Rule 1: Think about the dimensions for your LED Video Walls

Each section of the wall panel is a group of led pixels and with a series of panels and pixels – when you add all that up you arrive at the dimensions of your video wall. Once you have your dimensions, you can create a template with your preferred graphic design program or do what I do – use PowerPoint and be sure to translate your pixel count into the “custom setting” for your slide based on your dimensions or aspect ratio.

Planning the dimensions for LED Video Walls

Rule 2: Know the Kelvin of the stage wash

Knowing the Kelvin of your stage wash ensures that your stage wash and your LED wall’s Kelvin temperatures are close. Using conventional lighting fixtures with an LED wall can present color temperature issues that will most likely affect your video records and your color variances for IMAG.

Rule 3: Check out the staging

All staging is not made equal. Video walls can either be flown or ground supported. There are multiple reasons as to why you would need to ground support your video wall but if you are putting your wall on stage decks – those stage decks may not be able to support the weight of a ground supported wall and this could be a very serious safety issue.

LED Video Walls rear side
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Rule 4: Determine the Depth of Field

Depth of Field or in layperson’s terms – the distance of the speaker in relation to the video wall. The less distance between your speaker and the LED wall the more likely a moiré effect will appear in your video recording which will be seen on the video wall. To decrease the moiré effect, it is helpful to move the speaker further away from the wall. Depth of field combined with other technical modifications will help keep your video records looking crisp and clear.

Depth of field for LED Video Walls

Rule 5: Know your rigging points

All too often planners will conceptualize a room without being fully aware of the location and limitation of the room’s rigging points. Knowing the room’s rigging points will help you decide if you can fly the wall or if you would have to ground support the wall.

Two monitors of computers with charts and graphs in office

If you have questions about designing your meeting or event, reach out to us. At MAC Productions we do LIVE better and will help you produce a great event.

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