Video World

The Next Evolution in Presentation Switching

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This 4K blend, presented at InfoComm 2014, used E2 and two Barco HDQ-4K35 projectors.Over the last few years, I’ve written several columns on the subject of 4K, and the message in the consumer marketplace remains unchanged: the big television manufacturers need shiny new toys to sell, and 4K gets the nod. Granted, the pictures are stunning, the resolution is remarkable, the price point is way higher than HD, and 4K content is very scarce.

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Feeding the Machines

The Good Ol' Disco Days

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Marsha Stern at the Pines Pavilion back in the late 1980s. Photo by Bob HowardI have been programming automated lighting since the late 1980s and have seen many things change and grow. However, most of today’s programming has its roots in a time even before I started programming. The disco era of the 1970s and 1980s was filled with many different types of fixtures and control. Automated lighting desks did not exist, yet complex lighting sequences had to be produced and recalled. Lighting designer Marsha Stern was lucky enough to have been a pioneer at the time, controlling lighting in some of the New York City’s most iconic discos. I sat down with her to better understand the tools available at the time and their influences on today’s automated lighting concepts. Add a comment

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Designer Watch

Designing for the MDA Telethon; Gambling on Casino LDs; Quick Cues

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ABC’s MDA Show of Strength aired as a two-hour special Aug. 31. Photo by Design PartnersChildren in wheelchairs not only have special needs, they need special design consideration when they’re part of a show. Getting them in and out of the audience, getting them onto the stage requires ramps, elevators and other accessibility features. While the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has recently swept social media to raise funds for ALS, the MDA Telethon has been raising money for ALS, muscular dystrophy and other neuro-related diseases since 1966, traditionally during Labor Day weekend.

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LD at Large

Taking What They're Giving

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Illustration by Andy AuI successfully spent the summer as a fill-in LD. Running shows for various friends who couldn’t cover their own gigs during a particular time period. The size or particulars of the gig don’t really matter to me. What I found amazing was this turn-around cycle I am experiencing. Many of my friends that I had hired at some point during their careers were suddenly calling me up, looking for somebody to cover for them. This is nothing new, except this summer I took these gigs myself. Add a comment

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