Projection type: Window

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Window projections are one of the most common applications for digital decoration. The reason for this is not only the ease of implementation, but also the fact that the technology is located inside the house and is thus protected from external influences such as weather and theft. Therefore, you can also operate the window with a timer without hesitation when you are not at home. A subcategory of the window projection is the shadow projection.

Customer application images

Material list

1x Projector
In general, almost any projector is suitable. Here are a few specs we recommend:

  • min. 800×480 pixel
  • min. 1000 ANSI-lumens/2000 lumens

Finde more specs and tips at the buyer’s guide for projectors – Start advisor

1x USB-Stick/SD-Card/MediaPlayer/Laptop/PC
What you need here depends on the projector.

  • USB Stick/SD-Card: Most TVs today can play videos from USB sticks/SD-Cards. Therefore you do not necessarily need a media player/computer.
  • MediaPlayer: Can be very handy if you want to start your setup with a timer. Or want to do something like motion sensors. You can find a list of recommended media players here.
  • Laptop/PC: Most of them have a laptop or PC at home and are therefore a good and free alternative before you buy a MediaPlayer.

1x Set of speakers (optional)
Of course, you can also use the projector’s internal speakers. But with small $5 PC speakers, not only will the sound come directly from the projection, but it will sound better in many cases. Keep in mind that you may need an extension wire for AUX and power for the speakers. Bluetooth speakers will also work, but we would also recommend using these by cable, as a cable connection is more stable, easier to set up, works directly, and often with Bluetooth there are slight shifts between picture and sound.

1x Window Projection Material
For projection material, it is important to find a sweet spot between light transmission and absorption. In the end, the material should follow the motto: As invisible as possible, as much as necessary.

Find more tips at the buyer’s guide for projection material – Start advisor

1x Effect video (at least one single video, better one set)

Ghostly Apparitions
from AtmosFX Inc.

Price (total): $39
Price (per min): $4.53
Duration: 00:08:37

Four unique and unquiet spirits share their own particular style of Halloween horror to haunt your home.

from AtmosFX Inc.

Price (total): $39
Price (per min): $1.02
Duration: 00:38:04

A ghastly gathering of ghouls, specters, and poltergeists reaches from beyond the grave to spread the Halloween spirit.

Legends of Halloween
from AtmosFX Inc.

Price (total): $59
Price (per min): $1.79
Duration: 00:32:55

October 31 is one day a year, yet some live it forever. They are icons, distinctive and eternal, who embody Halloween.

Find more and suitable videos on your topic in the purchase advisor – Start advisor

How-To Guide

  1. Buy a projector

    Use the specs from the material list or in our buyers advisor

  2. Buy Windows Projection Material

    Find more information in the material list or in our buyers advisor

  3. Buy the effect video (One set is enough for the beginning)

    There are many themes for digital decoration. Therefore, we recommend you to use our buyers advisor to find the set that best suits your application.

  4. Download the scenes for the Window-Mode

    Note: In many sets, a direct download of the intended projection type is not provided, instead it is sorted by horizontal and vertical files. In this case, the videos for the projection type you have in mind are located in an appropriately named folder in the downloaded ZIP directory.
    Note2: In case your window is significantly higher than wide, some manufacturers also offer special vertical versions for download.

  5. Unzip the ZIP file(s)

    Windows: Right click on the ZIP file => Select “Extract All…”. => Follow the dialog

  6. Transfer the Videos from the folder to an USB stick or SD card which you put into the projector/mediaplayer

    Note: Of course you can also use your laptop or PC to play the videos

  7. Attach the window projection material to the window of your choice

    We’ll explain the best way to do this in the Tips and Tricks section below

  8. Put the projector from inside behind the window and start the video

  9. Align the projector so that its image best fills the projection surface

  10. Enjoy how your guests are delighted

How-To Video

Tips and Tricks

What is the best way to place my projector?

You can screw many of the small projectors onto a tripod for cameras. This makes the alignment easier. Of course, you can also use a table or shelf.

Are there other languages available at AtmosFX besides English?

The videos are only available in English on the AtmosFX website. But thanks to the AtmosFX Translator project by they are now also available in German. You can find more information here.


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