Working with production manager Sarah Chaloner and designer Jonathan Paul Green, XL Video recently supplied a projection system for studio recordings of ‘Series L’ of the QI Ltd/TalkBack Television show, QI.

The set includes two projection screens that are key to the quiz show, displaying clues and visual alerts throughout the game.

For the projection, XL Video project manager, Jeff Bailey specified two of XL’s Barco SLM R12+ projectors, each of which fed to a 13ft x 7.5ft screen.

Jeff chose the R12+ projectors for their three-chip DLP colours and bright 12,000 lumen light output.

For screens, XL supplied Repro H screens. These were selected as they minimise the hot spot that the camera sees in the projected picture – particularly important when projection is used for broadcast media.

In order to further minimise ‘hot-spotting’, the projectors were mounted on 18ft high towers and angled down at the screens.

The images were then digitally adjusted in the projectors to correct geometric distortion.

“I’ve worked on this production since the planning stage for the first series of QI back in 2003,” comments Jeff.

“The production team are great to work with and I’m delighted to be involved with this long-running and much-loved show!”

No more articles