CHAPTER 22 Timecode, MIDI, and TouchOSC

When it comes to show control, a media server will likely have many options. These options usually involve a show controller that triggers the server via one of the following options:

  • Timecode (SMPTE, MTC)
  • MIDI Notes (MIDI)
  • TouchOSC™.


Using timecode for show control does not take the place of programming with the server. In other words, if you are not using a lighting console to program the cues, then you will need to use either an internal timeline or an external proprietary application to create and store the video cues. Then the timecode stamp can be added to the cue directly in the timeline on the server or proprietary application that will allow that cue to be triggered when it reaches the ...

Get Media Servers for Lighting Programmers now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.