Earlier this year, the PSNZ Council sought feedback on the PSNZ Digital Projected Image standard which had been in effect since May 2012.
The feedback was considered by Council at its post-Convention meeting on 6 May 2013.
After much discussion, it was decided to amend the existing standard, effective immediately, by slightly reducing the maximum image width from 1920 pixels to 1620 pixels.
The new limits for digitally projected images are now a maximum of 1620 pixels on the horizontal side and a maximum of 1080 pixels on the vertical side. Please note that these are maximums only and you can resize your images to any dimensions you like within those limits – e.g., 1620 x 1080 pixels for 3:2 landscape format, 1080 x 1080 pixels if you want a square format, etc.
This new sizing applies to all digital projected image entries in PSNZ sanctioned events – i.e., Natex, PSNZ Regional competitions and Salons, Canon Online, and Honours Board submissions. For Canon Online this new sizing will apply from Round 4, since Round 3 is already underway, with entries due by 25 June.
In addition, Council has decided to purchase two high-end Canon projectors capable of showing images at this resolution. These projectors will be made available to those clubs hosting National conventions, Regional conventions, and Natex, at minimal cost.
It is important to note that there is no pressure or expectation from PSNZ that clubs change their digital projected image standards, or upgrade their equipment. What clubs do in their own environment, for monthly meetings and competitions is entirely up to them.
William Wright, vice President of PSNZ
(Based on an article in the May/June 2013 issue of PSNZ’s “CameraTalk”)