We at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences are looking at doing some outdoor TagTool stuff, and I’m looking for a projector recommendation. I believe the projectors I saw used in North Carolina last year were Epson Pro models of some kind, but I’m not sure. Can the amazing OMAI crew recommend a good projector for outdoor use? Thanks very much!
You’re right, we like using Epson 3LCD projectors - they have good colors and they don’t flicker when you record the projection with a camera (which often happens with consumer-grad DLP projectors).
For outdoor use I would recommend a model with at least 5000 lumens, and ideally fullHD resolution. For the OMAi Mapping Stories Sessions in Raleigh we used a bunch of these: https://epson.com/For-Work/Projectors/Meeting-Room/PowerLite-2265U-Wireless-Full-HD-WUXGA-3LCD-Projector/p/V11H814020
If you don’t mind a slightly less sharp image, you could get a lower-resolution model for less.
Let us know if you need any more help!
Hello there, that’s really handy information. We’re a very low budget community project, so when it comes to nice projectors, the most we could hope for is to have a lower grad one inhouse for practicing and to hire a nice one on the night/nights.
Any recommendations for one 300-400 euros tops, so we can practice and develop ideas and hopefully use for smaller more guerilla actions in-between the bigger nights when we hire a nice one?
Even if you are on low budget, I would not take the lowest resolution (XGA, SVGA) but at least HD-ready (WXGA). And it should have at least 3k Ansi Lumen, so you are able to do smaller guerilla actions. There is one compact Epson within your range (390€):
A bit cheaper solution (330€) with quite the same specs would be e.g. an Acer. That’s for sure a good device as well, but a bit less compact (and ev. generally slightly less quality in the picture quality). Also, as Maki mentioned, the DLP could be a problem for recording the projection with a camera.
Hope that helps,