Manchester bar uses image blending to create projection wall

Manchester bar uses image blending to create projection wall
Manchester bar uses image blending to create projection wall

A Manchester bar’s bare brick walls have become a talking point after the installation of edge-blending projectors.

The addition of three Optoma H505 projectors has transformed the former Victorian warehouse into a digital canvas, making it possible to project a variety of content on the 12m wide central brick wall.

Owner Nicola Hoskin said that the main motivation for installing the AV equipment was to create an environment that could be instantly changed with the use of projection and lighting.

“The idea for the projection wall was inspired after I saw the building as it was such a great feature of the room. We also wanted to be able to host corporate/creative events and the projection would give us a great USP for such events,” she said.

The design included three projectors, two edge-blended across the brick focal point and the third to project onto a 4m wide screen.

Optoma’s 5,000-lumen EH505 projector was chosen for the installation as its WUXGA resolution and powerful image blending tools would ensure the imagery remained bright and sharp, even when projected onto brickwork.

Phil Mason from Masons Sound for Venues said: “It looks amazing. The bar itself is a big open box of a place. The projections absolutely make it special. It is such a clever idea to use projection to change the look and feel of the whole room. It means they can turn the venue into any theme.”

The projections can be used to transform the space into a bar or club environment, including some very unique features that will make the club appear modern, stylish and cutting-edge. The owners have also been experimenting with the types of visuals they can display on the wall, testing out everything from videos to art.

(Image: Nino Barbieri)

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