Domeprojection – one of the supreme showfeatures in the eventbusiness
Domeprojections are the best way to impress your audience and to leave a lasting experience.
But first of all you need to have one. “Freedome” has developed a flexible system to build up domes of different sizes in a very short time.
Planning is everything
To build up a reliable running system it is absolute essential to use the right planning software.
We are using the fairly powerful software from Pixelwix. You can plan all different kind of setups with curved screens, LED walls etc. A huge database of projectors is included.
State of the art adjustment software
There are several ways to get all the content projected to the dome surface. You can do it the conventional, time consuming, non flexible old fashion way by warping everything by hand. and when it comes to shading the problems wont end.
But you can do it with screenwarping- and shading autocalibration software like from “Domeprojection” and “VIOSO”. If you are familiar you can accomplish an entire domeproject setup in less then 30 minutes. And I mean warping and shading! How flexible is that?
These systems are not only working for domes but for all unusual shapes as well. All you need is the software and a camera.
Done with autocalibration software from „Domeprojection“.
The big players on the market
Mediaservers with SSD raids and a powerful graphics board are the best choice to play content for a dome project.
To name a few: d3, Pandoras Box, Watchout, Wings Platinum
But there are different approaches the get the content running smoothly. Most of the codecs like H264 or mpeg2 are using the GPU to decode the footage . Whereupon mpeg2 is not bothering the GPU as much as H264.
If you need to go for movieclips the best choice these days is the HAP-Q codec. But keep in mind that there could be some issues with colour gradients, so called banding. Thus mpeg2 is the better choice for systems like “Watchout” or “Pandoras Box”.
But when you have to play domefiles 4096×4096 pixels or bigger than that you need to go for image sequences. Here it makes sense to go for fileformats like DDS or BMP. They will be rendered at the GPU and allow pretty huge dimensions.
Shows you never forget
So if you´d go for a domeproject or an unusual screensetup we can definitely give you an advice which system to go for or even operate an entire project from content creation till leaving an impressed audience.