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Old 11-04-2011, 05:38 PM
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Anyone using pocket projectors?

Hi,
Is anyone using a pocket projector?
I want to know if it is possible to use it for 2 things-

1. To project an image so I can quickly and fluidly copy it onto a larger size.
The image is high contrast quite detailed, I dont need colour information though just focus. Or would people recommend getting a proper art projector for this? I dont want to start a debate on the ethics of using a projector in art, I have gone over this in my mind a lot. I find using tracing paper holds me back, I want to use the projected lines/image as a starting point.

The most basic I have found is this-
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Artograph-AR...0442469&sr=8-1
Does anyone use it, does it project and focus ok?

2. To give presentations to do with art and to project some realtime intercative virtual realtity things from my computer.

So can anyone tell? Should I get a good pocket projector, or just a still art projector for now and save up for a proper digital projector?

Any information here I would be really greatfull thanks!
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:17 PM
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Re: Anyone using pocket projectors?

It might be worthwhile to save for the digital projector.
The prices have really dropped in recent years and will continue to do so.
I've noticed that benq tends to be on the forefront of innovating digital projectors.
http://www.benq.com

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Old 11-05-2011, 11:53 AM
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Re: Anyone using pocket projectors?

Thanks for information.
I have heard that with digital projectors that are meant for moving images,
if you have a still image on it for a length of time, it stains the tones????
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:25 PM
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Re: Anyone using pocket projectors?

I've heard the same thing, but this was 5 or so years ago... I'd guess that this "flaw" isn't the case with the newer models coming out.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:20 AM
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Re: Anyone using pocket projectors?

I have one of those Artograph projectors and I've found it to be pretty good.

Although it's pretty basic it's reasonably sturdy and well put together and produces a perfectly good image. I think that biggest 'original' image you can use is about 150 x150mm so you will probably end up having to re-size stuff to get it to fit but that's not really a big deal.

Clearly a digital projector is going to have other uses and will be a lot more compact but for projecting images to trace the Artograph on does a perfectly good job.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:42 PM
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Re: Anyone using pocket projectors?

Hi thanks Chris,
I got the Artograph and it is fine.
I projected a book cover to test it and it showed up clearly and in focus even with some colour!
All anyone needs to use the projected image as a reference.
I think someone who wants to do 'photorealism' etc may need something brighter though.
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