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Edinburgh Tattoo updates projection system

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which takes place in August every year, has invested in 12 Panasonic PT-DW17K2 projectors for its iconic large format projections.
 
Images have been projected onto Edinburgh Castle as part of the event since 2005, when PIGI film projectors were purchased.
 
The new projectors are being used during the 2016 Tattoo, with show material compiled by The Projection Studio.
 
The Projection Studio’s digital artist Ross Ashton, who was appointed several months ago as projection consultant for the next five years of the event, commented: “When the Tattoo first explored the medium of large format projections in 2005, PIGI was an ideal and very cost effective option for what they wanted to achieve. Now we have reached the stage where video projectors can compete in price and hugely improve the quality of the result.”
 
The new projectors will make the projections brighter and more visible and will make it easier to change content and carry out on site editing.
 
Speaking on the new system, Ashton added: “It opens up the scope for creativity and for us to produce much more complex visual effects.”