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Beginner’s Guide To Video Walls

Beginner’s Guide To Video Walls

So you have chosen to rent a state of the art video wall, congratulations!  That is the first step in making an exhibit that will “wow” your staff and clients alike.  But before you get started, there are a few key steps in setting up your video wall and making sure it is fully optimized.  You want to make sure that you are making the most out of each individual panel you are renting to create a fully customizable display.

 

Before you deploy your video wall, you want to have a solid plan in place.  This means knowing what experience you want to deliver to your audience, and how to do it.  Whether it is different videos on each panel, or a larger overarching picture, it is important that your message is easily conveyed.  Creating customized video content will often be required for maximum impact and will need to be done in the correct graphics settings as the panels, in order to assure best quality.

Setup

The first step in setting up your video wall is counting the number of display panels that you have decided to rent.  At Aria, we offer large displays that can go from 1 large panel to over 12 depending on how large of a display you are looking to create.  Most of the video wall units will range from 4 to 120 inches depending on the size of the project and models used. This will then link to making sure you are running a display with proper graphics resolution.

video processors

Once you have setup your wall so its dimensions are appropriate for your project, it is time to connect all your software.  For this you will either need to have a connection through a network or through a wired connection. You will then be able to assign videos to specified panels, or have your customized content be fitted to expand over multiple panels.  This can be done through various media players and streaming services to keep the feeds constant for your video walls.

Video Optimization

Most commonly graphics boards and video wall controllers are used to control the graphics.  These extra pieces of equipment can make your experience go from average to incredible. Many of these tools and display settings will take time to setup before events and should be taken into account when preparing a video wall for any event.  Graphics boards are typically used for larger walls and will allow for better quality when expanding video and images over multiple panels simultaneously.

 

Through following these basic steps when preparing your first video wall, you are setting yourself and your company up for success.  We are looking forward to seeing how you are your company chooses to integrate video walls into your next conference!

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Written by Nathan Kallen of Kallen Media LLC.

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