Digital Projection delivers royal quality at Louis XV exhibition

Digital Projection delivers royal quality at Louis XV exhibition
The Louis XV, Passion of a King exhibition is powered by a 270 degrees curved projection mapping experience from Digital Projection.

Event and content creation agency, e’motion, and technical service provider, ETC, teamed up to deliver an experience centred around the famous Passemant astronomical clock, a symbol of the French king’s regime. The clock welcomes visitors with historical documents, drawings and archives projected on the curved screen.

The integration had to blend perfectly with the exhibition, ensuring visitors focused on the centrepiece clock, not the technology deployed in the room.

 ETC supplied Digital Projection’s E-Vision Laser 11000 4K-UHD projectors, fitting three on the ceiling of the exhibition structure to create a seamless image on the 3.6mx7m wooden structure facing the entrance.

The content projected on the curved wall is managed and processed by ETC’s Onlyview show control and media server suite, handling the necessary warping and blending.

Content is delivered via a computer with a dedicated graphics card feeding the projectors via HDMI 4K to deliver the 3840x2160 pixel image. The projectors were also fitted with a specific 0.55:1 lens for projecting at three metres.

Stéphane Bazoge, project manager, ETC explained: “This is the first time the Palace of Versailles has allowed a permanent, immersive exhibition inside the palace. There were a number of requirements, including discretion, which was a must not only when looking at the end result, but also while setting up the exhibition. Our approach to this project was actually similar to a high-end retail one: disruptions during the integration phase had to be kept to a minimum, with the utmost respect to the environment, and with the ultimate goal of enhancing what the visitors would see and provide them with an unforgettable experience.”

 “This was also our first project with the client, who was looking for reliable and responsive technical service. I was lucky enough to carry out mappings on various chateaux of the Loire Valley, so I knew the importance of such a task. In a way, our biggest challenge was to be able to disregard the weight of this iconic historical site and focus on the client’s goals and requirements.”

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