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Old October 25th, 2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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Share / Freeware for theatre projection

Hi,
Am involved in a play that's using a projection area as part of the set. I'll be operating the playback of some 25 clips throughout the play, and I've been searching hard for something that will very simply:

Run on a windows 7 laptop
Output a full screen display to a projector VIA SVGA
Allow on the fly brightness/saturation control

Can anyone kindly suggest any programmes that may be suitable? Have trawled through VJ type apps and come across none that fit the bill on a very limited budget.

Thanks,

Rob
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Old October 26th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #2
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Rob, do you have a NLE on your laptop and if so, can you out put to a monitor?

If so, could you not route the output to the projector, put the films on the timeline and voila!!

We've done this with presentations and it works OK.

Peter
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Old October 26th, 2010, 08:48 AM   #3
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Sounds like you're looking for something like RV. Not free, but pretty affordable:
Tweak Software
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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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Hi Peter, yes I have toyed with a couple of NLE's I have installed but haven't found one with on the fly controls during playback. Plus, I'm a little worried about screen output being "invaded" whilst in use, which I would hope you'd encounter less with a dedicated output - maybe being a tad paranoid here.

Arnie I'll give Tweak a run - looks very robust.

Thanks for your responses!!!
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