Environmental Projection in 3 Irish Churches

Submitted by: Niall Mc Nally from
Technologies: ProPresenter

I wanted to test out Renewed Vision’s ProPresenter 5 in different church environments where the architecture presented alternative challenges due to shape and size, plus where the brick work verses plastered white walls might impact on projection Images.

CHURCH 1:
Christ the Redeemer Church in West Belfast, based in Northern Ireland. It was a very wide church and I use 3 projectors, ProPresenter 5 and Matrox TripleHead2Go to fill its expanse.
The effect was very effective. It took a churches lovely plain white walls as its canvas and allowed for strong colours to pop out.

CHURCH 2:
North Belfast’s Sacred Heart Parish in Northern Ireland.
This was a newly renovated catholic parish church that had the added complication of not being square but having a triangular roof. Thanks to the Masking layer in ProPresenter 5 and its ability to create a shape and rotate it by degrees, this allow us to very easily mask out any bleed from a square projection unto the roof. Creating a very nice clean affect.
I’m lucky to have a Panasonic PT-6700 with its WUXGA and fix short through lens. This aloud me to fill this whole wall with only one projector.

CHURCH 3:
The 3rd church was St. Anthony’s Church, in Craigavon also based in Northern Ireland.
I used the same set up I did with Church 2. The issue I was concern about was whether the brick rather than a smooth white plastered walls would impact the image quality much. I found that as long as the projector was bright enough and the church could black out the daylight with curtains & drapes to cover windows and skylights or it was just night time it worked very well. You can see that the images where still punchy and ProPresenter 5 worked a treat.
We also used the Prop feature within ProPresenter to highlight the cross and banners which could be easily switching on & off to reveal or conceal them.