Great projector calculation info at

March 22, 2007

I don’t usually post ‘hey look at this on the web’ type posts here at VLOBLIVE, as I like to focus on content, but this one is too good not to pass on.

Ever wondered what the throw distance of a projector is, or how the brightness is affected by the screen size etc. etc.

Pretty much every numerical calculation required to spec out a new projector is shown in the wonderful projector calculator at Projector Central .

Read on for more info on why this particular interactive calculator is so useful

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Gig Blog: Learning to say “No”.

February 13, 2007

I did a gig a while back where the organisers were VERY keen to have IMAG.

We had the gear, we had the crew, we had the time, but we said no.

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What’s happened to VLOBLIVE?….Still here!

January 4, 2007

In case you are wondering why things have gone a bit quiet here recently, I should mention that due to a new arrival in the family VLOBLIVE activities have taken a lower priority for the moment.

I hope to resume posting soon.


Welcome to the new-look VLOBLIVE!

July 18, 2006

Hi, If you are a regular reader, and you have got this far, you will have noticed that not only has VLOBLIVE moved it has a whole new look as well.

You should bookmark for the site and re-subscribe to the RSS feed as .

Read on for more details…

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Mixing from onstage vs in a control booth – which is better?

July 11, 2006

Which is better – mixing onstage where the action is, or mixing in a control booth?
Read on to see how the two compare…

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Why write about gigs in the Gig Blog category?

August 18, 2005

Unless you REALLY aren’t paying attention, I imagine that you usually come away from a VLOBLIVE gig thinking something along the lines “Well that was good, but next time I will remember to ….”

The purpose of the Gig Blog is to record some of those thoughts about what happened at gigs that I have done – what went well, what went badly, what could be improved for next time.

introspective, but it should help me remember and if it helps anyone else in the process then that’s a bonus.

DVD as a format for live video playback – an analysis.

June 29, 2005

As more and more computer based video editing systems gain the ability to burn video to DVD, I can see this becoming the most common format for the delivery of ‘home-made’ playback video for live events. This has some good consequences and some unexpected side-effects. Read on for how to get the best of the DVD format at a VLOBLIVE event.

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