What is exactly the pitch size of a video screen?
If you plan to get a LED video screen to display match information, advertising movies or sponsor logos, the most suitable pitch size for the video screen should be considered. But what is exactly the pitch size of video screen? We give you an explanation in the following article.
Technical explanation for “Pitch” size of a video screen.
The pitch size is the distance between two pixels centres on a LED video screen.
The closer is the distance between two pixels, the better or thinner is the readability of the video screen. It also affects the readability of the information on the video screen. The distance is in millimetre. The pitch size affects the screen resolution.
Determine your needs to choose the right pitch distance.
As you can see, the pitch size has a direct impact on the LED video screen. The sharpness of the image depends on the thinness of the pitch distance. A thin pitch distance is more qualitative and also more expensive. A thin pitch distance is not automatically the one you need. The pith distance should be in accordance with how you use the video screen.
For instance, on a soccer or Rugby field, the location of the video screen can be far from the audience, the players and referees. That is the reason why a thin pitch distance is not adapted. The image definition should be adapted to be seen at the right distance according to your venue. It is important to determine your needs by analysing your sport venue, the distance between the audience and the location of the video screen to be able to get the most suitable pitch distance.
MEMO about the pitch
Installation of a LED video screen in Roland-Garros sport venue.
STRAMATEL supported the Basketball Paris Basketball team by supplying a LED video screen in the Roland-GARROS sport venue. The screen has been installed on the top of the Philippe CHARRIER court to be seen from each corner of the venue by the audience, players and officials. Match information like score, timer, period number, player surnames or team names has been displayed on a 10 m² video screen with a pitch size of 4,8 mm.
Important notice about this LED screen.
To sum up here is the most important information to keep in mind:
- A thin pitch provides better readability when you watch the screen close
- The pitch size determines the screen resolution and the readability of the information displayed on the video screen.
- Choosing the right pitch size according to your needs
- You have to make a compromise between the pitch, the area of your screen, the type of media displayed on the LED video screen and how you want to use it.