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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers by Vickie Claiborne

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CHAPTER 12 Preparing for a Show

How do you prepare for a gig with a media server? When you accept the job, there are a few questions that should be asked in order to make your job a lot easier onsite. In this chapter we will examine a few of the essential steps you can take to be prepared before arriving on the job site.

In addition to the media server(s), you may need other pieces of gear to make the connections between console, server, and display devices. I highly recommend taking the time to draw out the control signal path as well as the video signal path ahead of time to make sure you know how many and what kinds of cables or any special adapters may be needed to connect everything together. It can also help you make sense of the spaghetti ...

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