The importance of the media server within the infrastructure of the modern live show is undeniable, with LED-clad stages and artists looking for more creative video content than ever before. However, the lack of real-time flexibility compared to, say, a lighting operator who is able to alter visual cues at the drop of a hat, has been a hindrance to the discipline.
Despite real progress being made in the development of real-time rendering options within live video, many productions still operate to a formula of content creators delivering a video, which is then set for the duration of a tour. SMODE aims to address this issue by increasing the flexibility for content creators and video operators with its range of media servers and innovative software.
Words: Stew Hume
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