|Equipment & Technical Issues|
The institutional or individual collector of
single-channel media art works should be familiar with a range
of technical standards and issues. Perhaps the most important
technical consideration is knowledge of accepted archival media
formats (such as Digital Betacam and Betacam SP) for acquisition.
Proper selection, installation and maintenance of video and
audio playback and display equipment are also important to the
acquisition process, and collectors should consult qualified
technicians where possible. These issues have an impact beyond
the purely technical: Perhaps most significantly, the decision
to acquire works on a particular format will have implications
for the future stewardship, preservation and viability of the
work. These equipment and technical decisions should also speak
to the artists' intentions, as they will impact the meaning
and perception of the work.
This section provides recommendations and outlines of standard
media exhibition formats, playback equipment and display devices,
for both video and audio. The section also includes a projector
installation guide and general technical and equipment troubleshooting
Projection Installation Checklist & Guidelines
The proper installation of a video projection system is critical to professionally and accurately displaying an artist's work. The following is a checklist and set of guidelines for proper projection installation.