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.
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.
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.
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.