2 computers, remote control > 2 isadoras with OSC? or....?
Bennnid last edited by Bennnid
I have a computer A off-stage with:
2 GH5 HDMI connected to an Atem mini with Atem Osc to control the card with isa ( thanks for the hint ! )
2 movie players with basic control ( movies have Sound output )
basic mapping and color scale with isadora
noone to control it
Another computer B in control room of the theatre with:
Dmx usb to set light and moving platform on stage
manage the scenes and give the goes to the A computer...
A light operator to control it
My question is :
- would OSC be the better protocole to communicate between those two computers?
Should I prefer an air server on B and use it to control A with just 1 Isadora set ?
- if I'm using B to playback the sound of the movies of A, I'm I going to offset? how would you sync sound and movie on 2 different computers? timecode maybe?
I'm curious about latency problems and frame drops
I always suggest a wired connection between networked patches because of latency and the potential of lost packets. I have some custom made shielded 40 mtr cat 6 cables that I use in the theatre for networking. Cat 6 is claimed to be good for 100-meter lengths. In my experience theatres tend to have a lot of network and electrical interference that can make critical wireless networks falter.
I believe one of the reasons for the introduction of timecode in Isadora was for accurate syncing of media.