The Evolution and Making of Video Screens
Event Production
By Penny Sandford-Hughes
The Evolution and Making of Video Screens

In the ever-evolving world of event technology, the days of static billboards have given way to a dynamic visual experience – video screens. In this post, we'll journey through the transformation of event visuals, exploring the making of video screens and their role in creating immersive and captivating displays.

The transition from static graphics to video screens is marked by the fundamental element of digital imagery – pixels. Whether it's a phone screen, TV, or a dedicated digital display, every video image is composed of numerous pixels. The system commonly used in events, including the displays crafted by PYTCH, is the P6 video wall. The "P6" designation signifies that the pixels are positioned 6mm apart from each other.

Within each pixel lies a trio of tiny LEDs – one red, one green, and one blue (RGB). By manipulating the brightness of these colours, virtually any hue can be produced. If all three colours are at 100% brightness, the result is a brilliant white. This RGB combination serves as the palette for crafting vivid and vibrant visuals that captivate audiences.

As you step back from the video screen, the pixels, once distinguishable up close, begin to merge. Each pixel's LEDs work in harmony to create a cohesive image. The further back you move, the less visible the individual pixels become until your brain seamlessly perceives a unified image. The size of the pixels directly influences how far away an observer needs to stand for the display to appear as a cohesive video image.

The combination of large pixels, strategically arranged in a P6 video wall, allows for the construction of expansive and visually stunning displays. As technology continues to advance, the potential for creating captivating visuals on a grand scale becomes increasingly limitless.

See the video below if you’d like to see a more detailed and visual explanation of a video screen: