Hello AVS community!
I have been doing some research for some time now seeking for the ideal projector. However, because of my lack of knowledge on this kind on technology I've failed to find something that I am sure would work. A projector is a huge investment and the event I am using it for is incredibly important to me, so I could not risk making any mistakes. This is what brought me here.
Firstly, I guess i should introduce myself. My name is Jenny and I am an artist currently created a performance piece for a big gallery show.
Probably the biggest gallery show I've ever had the opportunity to show in. My performance however is going to be via internet. I am going to do a live streaming webchat that will be projected onto the gallery walls. With a webcam, I am going to live stream my webcam feed to the internet and the webcam feed will be projected onto the walls. The projector needs to be able to project a beautiful webcam feed.
My projection will be 3 feet wide. I will probably be about 3 feet away from the wall. I may be able to move it closer or further slightly accordingly. The projector will be placed on a short shelf on a table and will be at a low angle pointing upwards to the wall, so keystone functionality will be really important here. I will be connecting my projector as the only monitor to a desktop. It is a really bright gallery and I will be showing in a group show, which means there will be tons of bright spotlights used to light everyone elses artwork. They also have huge windows with daylight pouring in. Lights from both the gallery and windows may drown out my projection. I am seeking a high quality, short throw, super bright projector so that my performance does not get drowned out or lose it's vibrancy or clarity. I saw that projectors go up to 5000 lumens now but I want to let you guys who know more about this subject matter decide what I need.
Please send me your suggestions. Ideally I do not want to go over $3000 but I am open to spending wayy more just to find the perfect projector. What I am truly aiming for is a projector that can help me create a perfect show. I appreciate all your help and advice here. Thank you so much.