Best LED Video Wall
Manhattan Studio LED Video Wall Cyclorama
Chelsea 26 Street Stages LED Video Wall
Huge 60′ LED Video Wall With Straight and Curved Cyc Sections
LED Screen Resolution is 4032 X 840 Pixels
LED Wall Technology Replaces Green Screen
60′ LED Wall Event Space / Video Studio Chelsea 26 St Stages
Dealing With Multiple Simultaneous Video Sources
In order to output multiple video or still image sources with text and graphics to various sized groups of displays within the wall space, it’s necessary to use a high-end controller.
This technology combines transparent LCD panels with a special controller to output both video and photo images on a large transparent surface.
Such transparent display walls are becoming more common. They are manufactured by numerous companies. They are often found in retail and other public environments to address the need to add digital signage to important displays.
LED Video Wall Studio Virtual Production
Virtual Production is the term often used to describe the new video production method utilizing a huge cyclorama curving around a central space for props, physical sets and live actors. This space is often referred to as “The Volume”.
It was created by a team led by producer, director Jon Favreau who created the hit Disney Plus streaming series, The Mandalorian.
The LED Volume
Typically, the LED Wall is a huge multi-monitor display configuration consisting of many smaller, high pixel density monitors, configured to create one single massive TV screen.
Typical display technologies involve LCD panels or Direct View LED arrays. Earlier versions of video walls, such as the familiar Jumbotrons seen at sporting events and Times Square, etc. used CRT (Cathode-ray technology).
Specially designed monitors with narrow bezels minimize the gap between the active display areas of the screen. Typically, each monitor module is built with all the necessary hardware to attach multiple units together with connections to daisy chain power and video signal to link all the individual monitors into one large array.
The economic advantages of an LED video wall rather than a single large screen TV are:
- The ability to easily create custom monitor layouts.
- Much larger screen area per unit cost.
- Much greater pixel density per unit cost.
- This is because of the economy of scale in the manufacturing of uniform, relatively small monitors.
Advantages of an LED Video Wall vs. Conventional Green Screen Technology
- Talent can see the environment on the LED Wall as if they are in an actual physical location, while talent immersed in a Green Screen Cyclorama sees nothing but a flat green surface around them.
- In a professional LED environment, the light from the video wall can illuminate the actors. So, for instance, a sun in the upper “camera right” side of the wall will actually illuminate the left side of the actor’s face.
- This not only speeds up the movie-making process but can save considerable time and money in not having to constantly set up, move and adjust lights.
- As an added bonus, it provides perfectly realistic lighting.
- Unlike traditional Green Screen technology, you can move the camera on an LED Video Wall.
- The two exceptions to the above are:
- A post-production process called “CameraMatch Move”
- A professional camera system such as Mos-Sys Star Tracker motion control system.
The main disadvantage of LED Video Walls is that at the current state of technology they are often considerably more expensive and harder to find than the typical Green Screen
Multiple-monitor video cards can drive less sophisticated LED panel arrays. But for more complex imaging and management, it’s often necessary to employ a specialized video processor.
In a typical video wall installation, it’s usual to have on set:
- A professional LED Wall technician.
- A server to store the software and video content.
- A video processor aka video controller. This is a device that splits a single image into multiple parts displayed on a multitude of individual screens These can be either hardware or software-based systems.
Most LED walls are controlled by Windows-based Network systems and they provide the most cost-effective high-end functionality.