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This small but powerful projector democratizes the practice of projection by making still image projection more accessible to everyone.
This small but powerful projector democratizes the practice of projection by making still image projection more accessible to everyone.
144 backers pledged €35,096 to help bring this project to life.

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The history of projection is filled with innovations for transporting images through light – from magic lanterns, cinematographs, and slide projectors to modern 4k projectors.

And yet, projection still has limits, such as high cost, material fragility, high energy consumption, and bulky size. Plus, digital image quality is significantly lower compared to analogue. And regardless of all the technological progress, projection is still geared towards watching videos indoors, ignoring the imaginative possibilities of outdoor projection.

VISIO has been created to overcome all these limits, and to bring still projection out of the shadow of animated projection.

It’s by reversing the sense of light into a camera that VISIO was born…
It’s by reversing the sense of light into a camera that VISIO was born…

  

VISIO enables you to do what no other projector can: projecting a photo-quality image and freely placing it in space. By combinig the best of old and new technologies, VISIO can project pictures of exceptional quality in ways yet unexplored. VISIO is a photography enlarger that operates outside the laboratory. It replaces the photosensitive sheet of paper by all surfaces of the outside world.

 

DIY AND OPEN SOURCE

VISIO is designed as a kit of different items that can be assemble and the design plan is available under the Creative Commons license. All the items already exist except for the slide holder ring. While these items are standard, they can have different designs that create problems to fit together. That's why we want to provide a perfectly compatible set of items selected and checked.

 

 

Click on the blue print to download the plan
Click on the blue print to download the plan

 

 INTERCHANGEABLE MOUNTS

In this campaign, we propose you to choose your mount between 5 brands : CANON EF, NIKON F, SONY, PENTAX K, M42. Other mounts can be used via adaptor ring, check our technical sheet below.

 

 

  

TRANSFER DIGITAL PICTURES TO SLIDE

Digital pictures can be projected by simply transferring them onto slides. This process called Film Transfer, ensures maximum picture quality with a very high resolution, 4k or 8k, and a photographic grain of extreme delicacy.     

  •  How to do it? Film transfer is offered by online photographic laboratories. But you can also directly print your own transparencies to get a faster result (this process works for simple pictures). 

 

                            

Or find more informations about transfert on weareprojectors.   

 USE OLD SLIDES IN NEW WAYS

In a century where recycling takes a big part in our everyday life, VISIO enables you to recycle and find a new use for all your old slides. It can make memories left on your old slides relive.

 

 

ANALOGUE PROCESSES

By writing or engraving glass slide mounts you can instantly project messages and drawings around you. It is an efficient process to convey your ideas.

  • How to do it? Darken a glass mount with a black Posca pen, and then scratch the message or take a glass mount and then write on it with a black pen.   
Make a fingerprint projection by contact
Make a fingerprint projection by contact
  • How to do it? Darken a glass mount with a black marker, then press your finger on it. Simply done as said!

VISIO FOR TRACING AND PAINTING      

VISIO comes from a street art and hacking culture, that’s why it’s the perfect tool to help graffiti artists and painters of all kinds. It’s a handheld enlarger that project your images in an infinite quality, without visible pixels.

CREATE OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS

Projection liberates the pictures that are confined on screens and prints. But so far, no device has been created to free the practice of projection itself. Because of VISIO portability, you can show your pictures and express your ideas on any surface of your choice. 

 

...to reach the sky, hide lamps...
...to reach the sky, hide lamps...

 

BUILD THE SLIDE-HOLDER RING

All the items listed are available in stores except for the slide-holder ring that has to be customized. We need your help and support to produce this ring.

 

 

ENABLE THE DISTRIBUTION OF VISIO

This campaign will enable us to offer a set of perfectly compatible items and to make a series of slide-holder rings.

Once produced, we will be able to provide VISIO in 2 versions:

                                                                  VISIOKIT

                                  A set of perfectly compatible items to assemble

                                                                     VISIO

                                                 VISIO mounted and ready to use!

           VISIO will also be proposed with 2 lenses of your choice for CANON EF or NIKON F

 

SPREAD PROJECTION AROUND THE WORLD

We aim to convey the pleasure of photoprojection to picture lovers. This practice consists in combining a projected picture onto a support to allow the expression of an idea, a message, a representation. Weareprojectors highlights a certain practice and a certain culture at the crossroads of photography, street art and hacking. Photography because with the projection we are writing with light; street art because it is a free mode of action in public space and hacking because it is included in the culture of DIY.

 

 

 

 

  • Category 
  • Analogue projector 
  • Support :
  • Cover-slides 35mm, frame 50mm x 50mm x 3mm width max 
  • Transparent pictures ∅ = 42mm 
  • Set-up : slide-holder ring 3mm width 
  • Lamp type
  • TRUSTFIRE D014 
  • Sources : 7*LED XM-L2 U2 
  • Max: 1500 lumens 
  • Temperature : 6500°K
  • Supply : 
  • Lithium Battery 8,4V 7400mAh 
  • Charger: 8.4V 2A 110-220V, EU or US 
  • Charging time: 8h 
  • Using time: 3h-100% power / 5H-60% / 8H-30%
  • Connector: 2.5mm DC
  • + Socket adaptor to use VISO on socket plug, then VISIO automaticly works at 60% to manage the heat in long time use.
  • Fixation :
  • Screw 2/3 " 
  • Size:
  • 170x73x94mm (without lens) 
  • Weight: 
  • 724g VISIO
  • 1091g VISIO + battery
  • Mounts:
  • Canon EF
  • Nikon F
  • Sony A / Minolta AF
  • Pentax K 
  • M42 
  • M39 (via M42 mount ) 
  • Canon FD (via the Nikon F mount directly framed on the slide holder ring) 
  • Minolta MF (via the Nikon F mount) 
  • Leica M (via the Nikon F mount) 
  • Olympus OM (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Leica R (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Rolleiflex 35mm (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Yashica/ Contax (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Zeiss Ikon Voiglander Icarex (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Exakta (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Mamiya 645 (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Pentax 6x7 (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Pentacon six, Kiev 60 (via the Canon EF mount) 
  • Hasselblad V (via the Canon EF mount)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clément Briend, founder of weareprojectors.com
Clément Briend, founder of weareprojectors.com

 "I am a photographer, interested in projection as an essential phenomenon in the perception and formation image. My work as a photographer has rested on projections made ​​from a camera-inverted projector. My photographer’s path to independence and my willingness to reincarnate image projection have turned me towards the manufacturing of several prototypes for autonomous mobile projectors. Limits of the common photographic device has also led me to re-examine my position as a projectionist. Today, my wish is to open this practice, which leads, in my opinion, to a committed, conscious reflection and a collective action through image media in our world."

 

Thanks to all the people that helped me during this campaign:

Video : Alex Regol / Music : Miracle World / Voice : Nancy Maalouf / 3D : Mathieu Maquet / Translation: Joana Felix

Friends in the video: Juliette, Olivier, Richard, Sarah, William

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

VISIO is a projector composed of items to be assembled together. These are standard ones but design varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. We'll certify you'll get a perfect set of compatible items. If one of the items is modified by the manufacturer, we’ll adapt the kit and find another item that fits better.

Technically, VISIO is very simple. The only items that integrate electronic part are the lamp, battery and the charger. These will be sent with the original box and constructor (manufacturer) warranty.

We only have to produce the slide-holder ring. Once the campaign finishes, you’ll immediately order items and check them.

Most of the work is about selling: manage orders, dispatch projectors, process version ordered, and manage communication with our community.

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    THANK YOU !!!

    Many thanks from weareprojectors team!

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    SLIDE-HOLDER RING

    Use this ring to hold the slide.

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    ADDITIONAL RING MOUNT

    You want to use VISIO with one more brand lens? Take an other ring mount here!

    For other brand, take a look on the technical sheet to know which mount you need.

    Mounts available:
    CANON EF, NIKON F, PENTAX K, SONY A, M42

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    ENGRAVING & DRAWIN KIT

    A kit to engrave and draw on glass slide mounts

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    • POSCA pen 8mm
    • Needle pen
    • 20 half glass slide mounts for drawing
    • 20 half glass slide mounts blacked for engraving
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    SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHY 24x36cm (10"x15")

    Received a signed photography from Clement Briend printed on the highest quality materials. Check the link in rewards description below to discover photographies available.

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    VISIO in a kit to assemble with the mount of your choice between:

    CANON EF, NIKON F, PENTAX K, SONY A, M42

    (no lens inluded)

    Includes:
    • All items needed to assemble VISIO
    • Battery
    • Protection bag
    • Charger EU
    • Socket adaptator
    • Sample slides
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    VISIO "Early bird"

    VISIO assembled with the mount of your choice between:

    CANON EF, NIKON F, PENTAX K, SONY A, M42

    (no lens inluded)

    Includes:
    • VISIO
    • Battery
    • Protection bag
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    • Socket adaptator
    • Sample slides
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    VISIOKIT

    VISIO in a kit to assemble with the mount of your choice between:

    CANON EF, NIKON F, PENTAX K, SONY A, M42

    (no lens inluded)

    Includes:
    • All items needed to assemble VISIO
    • Battery
    • Protection bag
    • Charger EU
    • Socket adaptator
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    VISIO

    VISIO assembled with the mount of your choice between:

    CANON EF, NIKON F, PENTAX K, SONY A, M42

    (no lens inluded)

    Includes:
    • VISIO
    • Battery
    • Protection bag
    • Charger EU
    • Socket adaptator
    • Sample slides
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    VISIO 50

    VISIO assembled + Lens 50mm F/1,8

    Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts

    Includes:
    • VISIO
    • Lens YONGNUO 50mm F/1.8
    • Battery
    • Protection bag
    • Charger EU
    • Socket adaptator
    • Sample slides
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    VISIO 85

    VISIO assembled + Lens 85mm F/1,8 manual focus

    Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts

    Only in Canon EF mount

    Includes:
    • VISIO
    • Lens KELDA 85mm F/1,8 manual focus
    • Battery
    • Protection bag
    • Charger EU
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    4x VISIO 50

    VISIO (x4) + Lens 50mm F/1,8 (x4)

    Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts

    Includes:
    • VISIO
    • Lens YONGNUO 50mm F/1.8
    • Battery
    • Protection bag
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    4x VISIO 85

    VISIO (x4) + Lens 85mm F/1,8 manual focus (x4)

    Available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts

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    • VISIO
    • Lens KELDA 85mm F/1,8 manual focus
    • Battery
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