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Questions to ask yourself BEFORE investing in a DMX Media Server

You’re putting together a show/event and you think, “golly gee I sure could use a Media Server for this project”

Try and answer the following questions:

 

1. What does it need to do?

How many screens/projectors?

How big an area needs to be covered?

2. How will it be controlled and programmed?

DMX control?

Internal Control?

Some other way?

3. Who is responsible for the video design?

Video Designer?

Scenic Designer?

Lighting Designer?

4. Where is the content coming from? 

Provided by designer?

Purchased (from where)?

Created in house?

5. Who is responsible for programming it?

Lighting?

Video?

Someone else?

6. Is this an item that you’re going to use more than once?

7. Can you afford to buy or rent a media server?

8. Do you have the time/expertise to build a media server?

9. Do you have the time to learn how to use a media server?

10. Will it actually make your production better?

 

Answering these questions in advance will help you get a better understanding of your needs and help clarify decisions about buying/renting/building a media server.

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