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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers by Vickie Claiborne

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CHAPTER 4 Getting Familiar with Hardware

There are a few hardware options to consider when selecting a media server for a show. While there are all kinds of video equipment designed for specific applications, the advantage of using a media server is its flexibility and concise package. When one piece of equipment can perform multiple tasks, it can save time, money, and energy spent rounding up the multitude of gear and manpower required to achieve the same results as traditional video methods.

It is helpful to be familiar with the components of a server system so that you have a clear understanding of what the server is capable of delivering in terms of performance and reliability. In this chapter we will take a look at all of the basic elements ...

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