After performing with our custom VJ software last month, I noticed that the video stream felt constrained by the bounds of the canvas and did not light up the venue in a way that was desirable or expected. Although we received very positive feedback regarding the visuals itself, I wanted to get rid of the beamer and move towards a more custom / scalable light emitting video projection source.
After reading up on custom LED panels I decided to give that a go. This would render the lights in a club in-effective and could display the visuals in a more tangible way. The added benefit of the hardware is that there would be no more fighting over what gets priority, the lights or the visuals. This turned out to be my main point of frustration that night we performed.
The final wall (combined) should be approx 4 meters wide and 2 meters high. The LED screen can be broken up in to various parts (panels), all of them addressable through a custom GL interface that renders parts of the video stream to a sub-set of the screen. This enables us to place multiple panels throughout a possible venue / space,