Tag: Projection

AFL Event hits the mark!

The AFL Season has begun!  And RTR Productions are happy to have been part of the North Melbourne Football Club’s jumper presentation.  This AFL event is a big part of the sporting calendar.   

March 6th saw a large number of the North Melbourne faithful on hand to witness the new players of the 2019 Kangaroos get their first NMFC jumpers.  RTR was chosen to supply audio, lighting, vision, and additional rigging to the Melbourne Pavilion to assist delivering the evening to North Melbourne’s AFL members. The Kangaroos’ Events team wanted to wow their membership with their new team members.  So RTR’s creative staff came up with a bespoke design that would complement the industrial aesthetic of the Pavilion.

The Plan

There were two parts to the evening.  The first part of the evening was an acoustic performance in a side area, while club members came in and got situated.  There was also a media wall as members entered and some external activations. Then the evening proper began with much enthusiasm in the main area of the venue.  

Production-wise, a large truss arch was erected at the rear of the stage to rig the large projection screen from.  The events team wanted to deliver their creative content in a projection that fit along with what was happening on stage, rather than take over.  Additional lighting was set on truss uprights across the stage as well as under the industrial roof trusses. The PA system was set up around the room to work in with the many columns in the building and not visually impair on the event.  This AFL event was all about the players, and the production was there to support that point.

North Melbourne Greats

The end result was an evening with impact:  One that members felt included in, rather than just presented to; and came across great in all the social media photos and streaming videos.

Another great sports event with RTR Productions.


NMFC Season Launch
The Season has begun!

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New Product: Atlona HDMI over Cat 5

RTR Productions are now stocking a range of HDMI over cat 5 solutions, along with our inventory of HDMI-SDI and VGA Cat 5 transmission solutions we now have multiple solutions for running high resolution video from point A to point B via simple transmit and receive boxes.

Need some help planning your next vision set-up call our friendly team on 03 9381 0530.

Atlona HD-TX and HD-RX specs:

Long distance HDMI extension

  • Transmits HDMI signals up to 230 ft (70 m) @ 1080P and 130 ft (40 m) @ 4K/UHD using CAT6a/7 cable
  • Uses easy-to-integrate category cable for low-cost, reliable system installation

Power over Category cable for remote-powered HDBaseT receiver

  • Provides remote power to Atlona HDRX Series and HDWP Series receivers over the same category cable used for AV and control signals
  • Eliminates local AC outlet required at receiver, cleans up the installation behind displays, plus saves time and integration costs

Multi-channel audio compliant

  • Supports PCM, Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus™, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos®, DTS Digital Surround™, and DTS-HD Master Audio™
  • Allows any multi-channel audio stream to be used within a professional audio system

CEC pass-through

  • Allows Consumer Electronics Control commands – if implemented – to pass between devices
  • Simplified user control of entire system with one remote

Featured Production – bioCSL National Sales Conference

Looking for a way to keep your delegates attention at your next conference, why not follow bioCSL’s lead and change things up a bit. Utilizing one of Melbourne’s newest event spaces at Melbourne Star, not only did this client book an exciting event space but along with some help from RTR Productions the team created a stage set with a difference to your average venue AV solution.

Utilizing a massive rear projection screen for the main presentation content, dual large screen LCD’s were rotated in a portrait orientation which synced with the main presentation to provide supporting images and text.

RTR Productions provided full AV support for the event including a Nexo Sound System, Shure UHF-R Wireless Microphones, DPA Headsets, Barco Projection, Sharp Professional LED panels with our new lower height 3.5mt black drapes along with our portable stage system.


Resolution Cheat Sheet – RTR Tech Tip

Are you struggling to connect your HD output from your laptop into the XGA input on your projector and wonder why your images are stretched or skewed? Well the below reference chart may come in handy, remember its always best to try and keep your output resolution as close to the native resolution of your display (projector/LCD/etc).

For example in basic terms this means if you have a widescreen (16:9 or 16:10) output from a laptop but your projector or screen runs at a native resolution in 4:3 format the projector is going to have to process your image to fit the screen reducing the image quality.

A very common situation that is worth mentioning is if you have a projector running native WXGA (1280×800 16:10) rather than feeding it the highest output possible (most likely Full HD 1920×1080 16:9) the closest resolution could be HD 1280×720 resulting in less adjustments/processing inside the projector.

Remember the aim of the game is to keep the source resolution as close as possible to the output resolution.



The below list of standard resolutions may also come in handy to identify your nearest resolution.


640 x 480 (VGA)

800 x 600 (SVGA)

1024 x 768 (XGA)

1280 x 960 (SXGA)


1280 x 720 (HD TV)

1920 x 1080 (FULL HD TV)

3840 X 2160 (Ultra HD TV)


1280×800 (WXGA)

1680×1050 (WUXGA)


Still struggling, RTR Productions have a range of adapters, converters, scalers, cables and more to help call us on 03 9381 0530 to discuss your specific set up.

Interactive Projection – Exciting use of technology

When it comes to technology, don’t close your eyes. You might miss something.

A new technology has been introduced to the market that is poised to change the way we interact with digital media. Meet the interactive projector.


exhibition floor

An interactive projector combines the ability to project a large image onto virtually any surface with the advanced technology of an interactive whiteboard. It has been considered a game-changer for several industries, especially the education and marketing segments.

For marketing professionals, it’s a no brainier. Picture this. You are sitting in the waiting room of your doctor’s office with a fussy child. On the floor is an image of a koi pond, with fish swimming by. You point it out to your child, who reaches down to touch it and the water ripples. It’s instantly mesmerizing and engaging. Then your message/brand appears from the murky depths for all eyes to see. And this scenario can play out on any floor, or wall in any waiting room or lobby for any industry across the globe.

As far as educational tools are concerned, this technology has the potential to change the way teachers and students communicate and interact altogether. In the past, educators were limited on what interactive whiteboards could be purchased based on price, size, and available space. Those in school systems who lack adequate funding may not be able to afford to purchase multiple whiteboards for different uses. However, with interactive projection, the entire projection area is now interactive. This space can be as large or as small as the educator needs it to be. It can be every size whiteboard it needs to be with just one piece of equipment.

The interactive projector has the ability to reach audiences, both old and new, in a fresh and exciting new way. RTR have interactive options for short term rental or permanent install for more information about the benefits of using interactive projectors in your business, please Call: 03 9381 0530


Melbourne Cup Time

With so many options available from projection to flat screens, you may be wondering what is best for your event? A great option for outdoor events is an LED wall! With the following benefits, there is no time like the present to enquire:
  • Can be used outdoor when projection can’t be used
  • The wall can be built in various sizes and screen formats
  • Idea for large audiences so everyone can see
  • Can be flown or ground stacked

Keystone Correction – the last, not the first solution

The keystone effect, also known as the tombstone effect, is caused by attempting to project an image onto a surface at an angle, as with a projector not quite centered onto the screen it is projecting on. It is a distortion of the image dimensions, making it look like a trapezoid. In the typical case of a projector sitting on a table, and looking upwards to the screen, the image is larger at the top than on the bottom. Some areas of the screen may not be focused correctly as the projector lens is focused at the average distance only. Wherever possible, RTR Productions has a best practice policy of not using Keystone correction to avoid distortion of the image. This distortion problem can be avoided by using top performance projectors which are installed by top technicians, thus, totally omitting the keystone effect and the problems that come with it. There will obviously be occasions where the correction process cannot be avoided but RTR always go to extreme lengths to ensure it is a last resort, not a first.