Use a cheapo LCD TV to mimic LCD projectors are showing.

March 2, 2006

One way to better ensure that what you see is what the audience get is to use an LCD TV as your program monitor.

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Adjusting brightness and contrast…the proper way.

May 21, 2005

Brightness and contrast are among the most misunderstood controls on most monitors and projectors. Here’s a way to ensure that they are set up properly…

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Configuring a computer for graphics presentation

November 11, 2004

If you have ever had a battery charge dialog box pop up, or a screensaver kick in during a presentation you will know that there are some precautionary measures you should take to set up any computer being used for live graphics display at a VLOBLIVE event… Here are some of them.

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Camera positions: where to put the FOH camera?

July 19, 2004

Most IMAG gigs need at least one camera out in the audience to capture the front on shot of the artists looking at the camera and therefore making eye contact with the audience. But where to put it..

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Easy way to work out how close your FOH cameras have to be..measure it!

July 19, 2004

One of the eternal questions for VLOBLIVE video is how close do the FOH cameras need to be to get good shots. The answer, of course, is …it depends..read more for details.

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Problems with projector brightness

July 16, 2004

“This projector is just too bright” – not something you hear too often at VLOBLIVE gigs!

So is there anything you can do, short of shelling out more cash, to improve the problem of projected live video being too dark.

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How to cope with non-optimum screen to projector distances?

June 28, 2004

You are stuck in a venue that doesn’t let you put the screen where you want to, or the projector where you want to, or both!! What to do? Here’s some ideas… Read the rest of this entry »