Located in the country’s capital city Valletta, ‘The Malta Experience’ has hosted over 4.5 million visitors since it opened its doors in 1980. The 45 minute production has seen constant development, having started with 21 projectors, later increasing to 39 and finally 44 analogue computer-controlled projectors prior to digital conversion in 2008.
As part of its ongoing product development process, the organisation recently commissioned White Light Pictures (Malta) to upgrade its projection system. F22 projectors from projectiondesign were successfully installed, delivering a 5,000 pixel wide image onto a 10 metre screen.
“In this industry, there is a very thin line between ‘very good’ and ‘perfect’, which many manufacturers miss,” said Raymond Grech, managing director of White Light Pictures who represent projectiondesign in Malta. “It was a pleasure to work with projectiondesign because the company shared my goal of ensuring that the installation crossed that line.”
“While the digitisation of automated AV shows such as ‘The Malta Experience’ has obvious benefits in terms of control and reliability, image quality is often sacrificed,” said Guido Villa, regional manager at projectiondesign. “This is especially true if there are multiple projectors that are not properly calibrated and colour-matched. All in all, it is hard to think of a more technically and aesthetically satisfying project than The Malta Experience.”
“The investment upholds one of our key objectives for continuous product development in order to maintain our leading position in the cultural recreation sector,” said Martin Mercieca, general manager of ‘The Malta Experience’.