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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers by Vickie Claiborne

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Introduction

What is a Media Server?

A media server allows a large library of media files to be quickly recalled and manipulated and then stored into a sequence, cuelist, or other type of playback system for use in a show. The true power of a media server is that it allows the real-time manipulation of attributes like play speed and play direction of a clip, layering of still images, masking, keystone correction, color, intensity, scale, rotation of the image along X, Y, and Z axis, and mapping an image to a 3D object. This is similar to the concept of using a non-linear editing program like the Adobe® After Effects® to add effects to a video clip but without having to wait while the clip is rendered each time something is added before viewing ...

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