What is MPCDI?

By David Aleksandersen 16. August 2018

We all love an acronym and here's one that seems to be popping up more and more. MPCDI is a standard format for multi-projector alignment systems, allowing full integration among a range of devices, programs and display systems. But what does that mean in reality, and why are industry standards important? 

In this article, we’ll cover the following topics related to Multiple Projection Common Data Interchange (that’s MPCDI to us!)

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Temaer: standards, video pro, mediaserver

Interview: Events, highlights & planning, UAE

By Jacquie McHale 9. August 2018

Terry Miranda is the CEO and creative lead at UAE-based Lighthouse Productions. Originally specialising in lighting design, the company has evolved to become one of the region's leading production design companies, offering turnkey event solutions on a giant scale. We talked to Terry about recent projects, lighting design and the key to a great event.

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Temaer: wow-factor, visitor experience, entertainment technology, video pro, mapping, inspiration, uae

Have you got what it takes to build your own media server?

By David Aleksandersen 2. August 2018

Getting ready to invest in a media server? Take your time, because choosing the right solution for your application requires careful thought and consideration. And before you do anything, you need to tackle the central issue: should you build your own media server or opt for a pro off-the-shelf unit? In this blog post, we take a look at some of the key factors to keep in mind before making the final call.

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Temaer: standards, video pro, mediaserver

Interview: Event challenges, highlights & planning

By Jacquie McHale 26. July 2018

A visual technologist and entertainment designer, Lalindra Amarasekara is dedicated to delivering remarkable experiences to audiences. As the co-founder of award-winning Cyber Illusions (Pvt) Ltd, he has been involved in many high-profile events both in both Sri Lanka and abroad. We touched base with Lalindra to talk about events – recent highlights, planning tips and biggest challenges to date. Read on…

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Temaer: wow-factor, visitor experience, entertainment technology, essentials, video pro, mapping, inspiration

Five (more) examples of creative projection mapping

By Jacquie McHale 19. July 2018

More mapping… We've listed a further five applications showing how projection mapping can effectively transform just about anything, whether it’s spacecraft, signs, sports arenas or a 600 year-old landmark!

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Temaer: wow-factor, multi-display, visitor experience, mapping, inspiration

The importance of a great network (and we're not talking Ethernet)

By Nevil Bounds 12. July 2018

This month, I’m celebrating 40 years of working in both the AV and broadcast industries. There is no question that I could not have done this without a great network. Whether it is trade shows, industry events, social media or being a member of an organization, networking with like-minded people has fundamentally changed how I interact with new contacts. Here's why and how I choose to network!

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Temaer: video pro, networking, social media

Content management for media servers: What, why and how?

By Johannes-Christian "Jochri" Michel 5. July 2018

People often ask me what I’m doing when they see me sitting on the left or right of one (or up to three) WATCHOUT operators. “Me? I’m the content manager. Just give me your data and I’ll deal with it,” I usually reply. Judging by the number of blank looks I receive, the concept of content management is not as clear-cut as you might think. Here’s a brief look at what we do, why, and how content management could make your next production even smoother!

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Temaer: corporate event, wow-factor, video, format, entertainment technology, video pro, content, management

Five examples of creative projection mapping

By Jacquie McHale 28. June 2018

For many people, mapping is synonymous with architectural projection, bringing buildings to life. In this short piece, we highlight five other projection applications, some old and some new. Go map…

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Temaer: wow-factor, multi-display, visitor experience, mapping

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS FOR A VIDEO PROFESSIONAL?

By David Aleksandersen 21. June 2018

As any craftsman will tell you, it’s not only a matter of knowing what you’re doing, but also having the right tools for the job. And in the case of video professionals, there are an awful lot of tools out there. Here's a list of my essential items. Think I’ve missed something off the list? Add your favorite in the comments box below!

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Temaer: tools, essentials, video pro

4K, 8K, 16K – the race for higher resolutions is on!

By David Aleksandersen 14. June 2018

We have embraced 4K, and while some are still struggling to get on top of the challenges that 4K brought, several manufacturers are gearing up for 8K resolutions – and beyond! What are the benefits and challenges of higher resolutions? What products are there in the market?

In this blog, I’ve taken a look at the race for higher resolutions, and sounded out two projector manufacturers, Barco and Digital Projection, as they ramp up for 8K.

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Temaer: video quality, future, displays, 8K, 16K, pixels

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