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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers

A Comprehensive Guide to Working with Digital Lighting, 1st Edition

By Vickie Claiborne

Routledge

248 pages

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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers is the reference guide for lighting programmers working with media servers – the show control devices that control and manipulate video, audio, lighting, and projection content that have exploded onto the scene, becoming the industry standard for live event productions, TV, and theatre performances. This book contains all the information you need to know to work effectively with these devices, beginning with coverage of the most common video equipment a lighting programmer encounters when using a media server - including terminology and descriptions - and continuing on with more advanced topics that include patching a media server on a lighting console, setting up the lighting console for use with a media server, and accessing the features of the media server via a lighting console. The book also features a look at the newest types of digital lighting servers and products.

This book contains:

  • Never-before-published information grounded in author Vickie Claiborne’s extensive knowledge and experience
  • Covers newest types of digital lighting servers and products including media servers, software, and LED products designed to be used with video
  • Companion website with additional resources and links to additional articles on PLSN

Reviews

"[Media Servers for Lighting Programmers is] a beautifully designed reference manual that covers virtually every aspect of the subject…the book's open layout and many screen shots make it easy to find what you're looking for--an outstanding accomplishment for such a highly technical subject." - Stephen Peithman, Off the Shelf

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS A MEDIA SERVER?

A BIT ABOUT ME

CHAPTER 1: HOW DID WE GET HERE? A BRIEF LOOK AT THE BEGINNINGS

OF DIGITAL LIGHTING

CHAPTER 2: WHY DO LDS WANT TO CONTROL VIDEO FROM A LIGHTING

CONSOLE?

CHAPTER 3: CONVERGENCE & THE ROLE OF THE LIGHTING PROGRAMMER

CHAPTER 4: GETTING FAMILIAR WITH HARDWARE

CHAPTER 5: WHAT DOES THAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT DO?

CHAPTER 6: PROGRAMMING A MEDIA SERVER FROM A LIGHTING

CONSOLE

CHAPTER 7: IT'S ALL ABOUT THE CONTENT

CHAPTER 8: OPTIMIZING CONTENT PLAYBACK FROM THE CONSOLE

CHAPTER 9: CONTENT GONE WILD: UNEXPECTED PLAYBACK RESULTS

CHAPTER 10: VIDEO EDITING APPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 11: VIDEO COPYRIGHT LAWS

CHAPTER 12: PREPARING FOR A SHOW

CHAPTER 13: NETWORKING SERVERS

CHAPTER 14: STREAMING VIDEO

CHAPTER 15: MANAGING CONTENT ACROSS MULTIPLE OUTPUTS

CHAPTER 16: CREATIVE RASTER PLANNING

CHAPTER 17: SYNCHRONIZING FRAMES

CHAPTER 18: 3D OBJECTS

CHAPTER 19: MULTI-DIMENSIONAL CONTROLS

CHAPTER 20: PIXEL MAPPING

CHAPTER 21: USING AUDIO WITH MEDIA SERVERS

CHAPTER 22: TIMECODE, MIDI, AND TOUCH OSC

CHAPTER 23: THE EVOLUTION OF SERVERS

CHAPTER 24: INSIDE A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

CHAPTER 25: DMX CONTROLLED DIGITAL LIGHTING

CHAPTER 26: LED DISPLAY DEVICES

CONCLUSION: EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGY

APPENDIX A: PREPPING FOR A SHOW: NYE LAS VEGAS

APPENDIX B: COMMON TROUBLESHOOTING

APPENDIX C: GLOSSARY

APPENDIX D: DIGITAL LIGHTING, CONSOLES, AND MEDIA SERVERS

About the Author

Vickie Claiborne is a Lighting and Digital Media Production Specialist for PRG Las Vegas. Her background in Lighting Design & Programming, Digital Media Design and Programming, and Lighting Console Training spans 20 years in the lighting industry. Vickie is also is a contributing writer for PLSN magazine covering topics on Digital Media and programming.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER011040
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft

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