DVD on a really really big screen
March 11, 2009 9:05 PM Subscribe
I have DVD's that I need to show on a Barco DP-1500.
posted by saysthis to technology (5 answers total)
Here's what I know:
I need DVI-D input. Most video cards/DVD players seem to have a dual-link DVI-I output, but I'm confused as hell about what variety of male connector I should be using.
Assuming we settle physical connectivity issues, I then need to convert standard DVD to...JPEG 2000? This is what I've heard, but I've also been told there may be "max resolution issues", i.e. filling only half the screen. I'd definitely like to avoid that, if I can. Is there a better format to use? And what software should we use to convert the video? Do I even need to convert, or will the hardware do that for me?
And is there anything in general that I should know about Barco projectors? Are they fussy?
This is the first time my organization (meaning 4 guys with laptops, day jobs, and a withoutabox registration) has had to deal with theater-size venues in our screenings, and this won't be the last, so whatever solution we figure out, we'd like it to be cheap, portable, and replicable without too much fussiness once we know what we're doing.
I'm googling, but any help/pointers are appreciated!