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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers by Vickie Claiborne

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CHAPTER 20 Pixel Mapping

Pixel mapping, as referred to in the world of digital lighting, is the use of a media server or other kind of software to map an image or video clip across a grid of LEDs and/or lighting fixtures. The image can be displayed across any type of fixture that has intensity (e.g. PAR cans). In addition to intensity, an image with color information may also be displayed across automated fixtures with RGB/CMY attributes as well (e.g. GLP Impression™ X4, Vari*Lite® VL3500™). Perhaps though, the best use of pixel mapping applications within media servers is when combined with the use of color mixing LEDs such as LED pars, LED pixel spheres, or Versa TUBE, to name a few.

FIGURE 20.1 G-Lec Solaris™ pixel spheres.

These fixtures, ...

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