How to choose the right LED Video Screen for your next event

Posted on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

By Arosh Fernando, Woohah Productions

The use of LED Video Screen technology has rapidly increased in the events market. From stadium concerts to product launches, LED Video Screens can be a creative medium for your next event. In this article we want to cover the basics of how to choose the right LED Video Screen product for your next event.

PIXEL PITCH – This is one of the most important questions you need to ask regarding a LED Video Screen. Pixel pitch refers to the physical distance between the LED’s placed on the screen. The lower the distance, the higher the resolution and the image quality will be. A 3mm pixel pitch is a much higher resolution and better viewing experience than a 20mm pixel pitch screen.

TRANSPARENT or SOLID PANELS – LED Panels can be used in many different applications and creative ways. The backing of the panels can designed to be semi- transparent, allowing wind to pass through and reduce the weight of the product.

This is helpful for outdoor events and allows for some creative ideas such as placing lights or more LED video tiles behind the open panels. For presentations and other critical viewing applications, a solid panel will be more useful to ensure no ambient light or distractions bleed through onto the picture.

WEIGHT – Depending on the engineering limitations of your event space, this might become a serious consideration when choosing the right LED Video Screen. Weight of products range from those with heavy steel frames to those with modern ultra-light weight carbon fibre structures. In cases where the venue can’t support the weight of your desired video screen, stacking the LED Video Wall from the ground may also be possible.

BRIGHTNESS – Models available in LED Video Screen products range in maximum brightness. Some are bright enough for only indoor use and some are bright enough for outdoor use. Even the lowest brightness screen can resist much higher ambient lighting environment that typical projector setups.

If you have an outdoor event with direct sunlight onto the screen, the brightness of the screen should be in the range of 5000+ nits*

*Nits are a measure of brightness per square meter of area, this is a different unit of measurement to how projectors are rated.

UNIFORMITY OF COLOUR – LED Video Screens are produced in batches to ensure uniform performance of the LED diodes. If you have an LED Video Screen made up with paneling produced at multiple times / batches, uniformity of the colour produced won’t be consistent. A blue background on the screen will vary in hue over the image resulting in a disappointing presentation.

ASPECT RATIO – the ratio of the width to the height of the screen surface.

Unlike projector screens and televisions, LED Screens can be assembled in creative ways that are not restricted to a standard 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio. The aspect ratio of the screen needs to be considered when designing content to be played back to ensure a well fitting presentation.

Hope the information has helped you in choosing the right LED Screen for your next event.

WooHah Productions, is one of Australia’s largest LED Screen providers for corporate events and concerts. We have dedicated ourselves to putting together ‘world class’ events around Australia. We prioritise innovation and creativity, in designing audio/visual solutions, coupled with our distinctive ‘human’ approach to service.