In this course, you’ll learn the basics of Lightact. Each video is dedicated to one topic and most topics are then covered in more detail in dedicated courses.
In this tutorial, we will take a video file and output it to a video screen. The real video screen connected to our computer has Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), so ideally you’ll have the same setup. If that’s not the case, don’t worry. You’ll be able to follow … Continued
Video screens in Lightact are a digital representation of real video screens. They can grab content from canvases or throwers and can output content to physical outputs on your graphics card. Additionally, they can be a source of content to eDMX fixtures as well. Video screens are inserted in Visualizer … Continued
A video screen can grab content from either a canvas or a thrower. When it is grabbing content from a canvas you have to manually set which part of the canvas the content will be grabbed from. On the other hand, when it is grabbing content from a thrower, the … Continued
Once you manage to get content to a video screen in the Visualizer, we can output it to the physical outputs on your graphics card. We’ll start by opening Video output window (going to Window and clicking Video output on or press F6). Then let’s right-click on the empty area on … Continued
Video playback in Lightact is very straightforward yet quite flexible. It is all done with 4 nodes: Video reader, Video playlist reader, Hap reader and Hap playlist reader. The first 2 nodes can play videos in a variety of containers and codecs. A more detailed list … Continued
Lightact can play video files in a variety of different codecs and containers. They are divided into 2 groups: Codecs and containers supported by the Windows Media Foundation include the most common containers and codecs. We’ll refer to them as General Purpose Codecs. A more detailed list is available in … Continued
If you want to play several video files at the same time or want to play video files with a very high resolution you might want to consider using Hap codec. You often won’t be getting the video files in this format from the start, you’ll need to convert them. … Continued