This exhibition delights the audience. A visual experience that takes your breath away

This exhibition delights the audience.  A visual experience that takes your breath away

London's Lightroom uses 20,000 lumen Panasonic RQ22K projectors to create breathtaking 4K images.

Lightroom, a new space in London dedicated to immersive art shows, has chosen Panasonic technology to exhibit the work of world-class artists and innovation pioneers. For this purpose, 28 technologically advanced Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ projectors were used, which provide stunning visualizations. This brings stories to life in immersive experiences that excite and inspire everyone who visits these exhibitions.

From December 6 last year to April 2024, visitors had the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in “Moon Walkers” – a fascinating immersive exhibition that revealed the secrets of the Apollo manned space missions of the 1960s and 1970s, often referred to as humanity's crowning achievement. Panasonic projector technology brought to life remastered images of the Apollo missions, as well as interviews with astronauts involved in the new lunar program, Artemis. The whole thing was wrapped in Tom Hanks' masterful narration, which gave the story a unique, personal dimension.

Lightroom's mission is to create innovative experiences with the world's most influential creative minds, using cutting-edge technology to tell stories accessible to everyone. Tom Hanks is an icon with unparalleled experience in great cinematic storytelling, as well as a true passion and expertise in the history of space exploration. Working with a leading international creative team, he is the perfect fit to re-imagine the Apollo and Artemis missions like never before and unleash even more of Lightroom's potential. – explains Richard Slaney, CEO of Lightroom and producer of the “Moonwalkers” show.

4K storytelling

To bring closer the dynamics and colors of images from the Apollo mission, Lightroom decided to use fourteen Panasonic PT-RQ22K 3-Chip DLP™ projectors. These advanced devices placed on the walls, thanks to pixel multiplication technology, created an amazing visualization in a resolution exceeding 4K, shining with a brightness of 20,000 lumens.

Unique immersive effects, obtained from even the most demanding angles without creating shadows, are thanks to the full lens shift function in RQ22K projectors. This allows them to be mounted in any orientation, aided by Panasonic's ultra-short throw (UST) lenses in many of these devices. Additionally, Lightroom also utilized fourteen Panasonic PT-RZ12K 3-Chip DLP™ projectors that lit the floor with 12,000 lumens, providing a comprehensive experience that invites visitors to walk on the lunar surface.

Before Moonwalkers, David Hockney's exhibition Bigger and Closer (Not Smaller and Farther) drew crowds and received critical praise. The first in a series of original Lightroom exhibitions, it captures the visual brilliance of Hockney's six decades of work, thought and creative processes.

Reliability as a basis

With exhibitions taking place continuously for more than four months, seven days a week, virtually maintenance-free equipment is needed. This is also the case with the RQ22K projector, which is characterized by a filter-free design and a hermetically dust-proof closed optical system. These features ensured continuous projection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the ability to operate for up to 20,000 hours without the need for maintenance.

To monitor the quality of the projection, Lightroom used four Panasonic AW-UE150 and four AW-HE130 PTZ cameras connected to the control room. This made it possible to closely monitor the video being played, precisely analyze and diagnose any technical problems, which ensures uninterrupted exhibitions.

For more details on “Moonwalkers” in Lightroom, visit here.

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