Vision and Lighting Control Area

This area has two interrelated functions. Here the picture quality is continually monitored and adjusted by the vision operator, or video engineer (page 62) and here also the lighting facilities are controlled (page 108). Because these jobs require close co-ordination, the vision control desk and the lighting control panel (lighting console) should always be arranged side by side, preferably sharing common picture monitors. Optimum results cannot be achieved if they are located and operated in separate rooms.

Control room position

It is normal practice in smaller studio centres, where space is at a premium, to house the vision/lighting control area in a communal production control room, with the director and ...

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