Want to change the way you display content and make a dynamic impact? Here, we will show you how to enhance visualization through video walls.
What Is a Video Wall?
A video wall can be used for an infinite number of purposes. They can be used in an operator context, for instance, or to display CCTV footage. They can be used in a display context, for example, to show video at an event to enhance the visual experience of guests. And, they can also be used in an educational setting to display information clearly to students.
Could you use the dynamic visuals video walls have to offer in your business? Keep reading to find out how to set up your video wall and the many ways you can set up your video wall!
How Do You Set Up a Video Wall?
In order to set up your video wall, there are some initial considerations you will need to make. You must first decide how many screens you would like, and what functions you would like them to have. This allows you to know exactly what equipment you will be needing.
First of all, you will need to purchase your screens, and decide how you would like them to be mounted (whether you would like them with an equal number of rows and columns like 2×2 or an unequal number of rows and columns like 2×4).
Then, according to how you would like the screens arranged, you should buy a wall mount with the correct configuration of rows and columns.
After this, you will need a multi screen controller. These are splitting the image into multiple parts so that they can be displayed on various screens. You will also need a media player or a computer. This will be the source of the images.
If you need to project multiple images onto multiple screens, you should use a matrix switcher; you can find these at DEXON. And, if you would like your screen to switch seamlessly between sources, you will need a presentation switcher.
Now we have the basics of setting up your video wall, let’s take a look at ways you might want to use your video wall to display content.
What Type of Content Can Be Displayed on a Video Wall?
The nature of your project will determine what kind of content you will need to display. There are two ways you can display content on your screens, and each has its specific uses:
One Large Image Across Many Screens
One or multiple large images across many screens is a great way to create dynamic and engaging visual content. This method of displaying content will allow you to display:
Live video feed such as movies and media Graphics pictures for process control
Graphics pictures, to demonstrate explanations Posters
Advertisements Menu boards
Multiple Images Across Multiple Screens
Multiple image video displays are best for conveying information, data, and metrics, and these are the most straightforward video displays to set up. This kind of display can facilitate:
Operator work screens
Live footage from IP cameras, for CCTV monitoring
Public transport information, with multiple timetables being displayed simultaneously Multiple web browser pages displayed simultaneously
Multiple documents being displayed simultaneously
You should consider using multiple images across multiple screens if you are planning to display operator systems, CCTV footage, public transportation information, and information from the internet on web pages. This is a highly utile way to set up your video wall system.
How Do You Display Content on a Multi-Display Wall?
In order to display content on a video wall, you must first acknowledge the environment the video wall will be placed in, and the content you wish to display on your wall.
You need to consider how bright the area will be, and whether the content will be visible. You will also need to consider how big your area is, and therefore how big you should make your wall to increase visibility.
If you want to use multiple media sources for your multi-screen display, you should use a matrix switcher. This will allow you to show media from game consoles, computers, and DVD players simultaneously on your different screens. Matrix switchers are perfect for large CCTV systems. If you decide you wish to use multiple screens to display one or multiple large images, it might be worth investing in a video processor. This is a central box that can process, scale and position multiple sources over the large wall area on demand.
If your input sources or output monitors will be quite a distance from your processor, it is worth investing in an HD Base T Extender, which can allow you to display content on your screens from a media player up to 100m away.
A video wall is a dynamic way to display content such as videos, data, graphics, and camera footage. The uses of a video wall are truly infinite.
Now that you have all the information on the different uses and types of video walls, it’s time to consider what you are going to use your video wall for. Then, use our guide to determine what you will need to set it up, and enjoy your dynamic content display!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is a Video Wall?
A video wall is several screens mounted together and used to display either one large image or multiple images. Video walls consist of screens, wall mounts, media player sources and a video wall controller.
What Kind of Content Can Be Displayed on a Video Wall?
Video walls can be used to present one large image, which is great for adding visual displays for movies and graphics to engage and compliment speeches, lectures, or events. They can also be used to present multiple images, which is great for operator workstations and CCTV footage from IP cameras, and for informative purposes such as displaying data and metrics such as public transport information and webpages.
How Do You Display Content on A Video Wall?
When displaying content on your video wall, it is essential to use the right equipment for its purpose, considering the information that needs to be displayed, the size of the area, the location and environment, and the brightness requirements.
These are factors that will determine a need for the use of media players, matrix switchers, presentation switchers, splitters, and video processors.