Minnesota State University (MSU) at Mankato has installed in the school’s ballroom a 360-degree video projection system driven by the WATCHOUT multi-display production and playback system.
MSU’s Centennial Student Union ballroom now has 17 projectors that, when combined create a display canvas totaling 32,640 x 1,200 pixels, and the WATCHOUT system developed by Dataton—the Swedish producer of audiovisual media tools—is being used to control the content feeds for each projector.
The WATCHOUT system edge-blends multiple images together from up to 28 different digital and analog sources, thereby adding “fresh creative possibilities to a key event space” at MSU, Dataton says.
“As well as being used as a single immersive event environment, the ballroom can be divided into as many as five smaller spaces, depending on bookings,” says Terry Dahl of Video Services Inc. (VSI), which installed and programmed the room’s audiovisual system. “With WATCHOUT, event planners can populate this giant video canvas with almost any type of still image, animated graphic or video, all at their native display resolution and regardless of how much of the canvas is being used at any one time.”