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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers by Vickie Claiborne

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CHAPTER 2 Why Do LDs Want to Control Video from a Lighting Console?

While video is an exciting world of creative visuals, the design and control of video has a distinctive set of criteria that has to be met in order to effectively manage the playback of a video. As such, there are many video engineers that do not agree that controlling video from a lighting console is a good thing. In fact, most video engineers have never touched a lighting console and do not truly understand how a channel with 256 bits can control their video. So they prefer to stick with their tried and true methods of control. And that’s ok! But for the rest of us adventurers (aka lighting programmers) who want to cross over, using a lighting console is the least of the concerns. ...

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