Pixi-Stream is a media server that outputs Art-Net Ethernet directly rather than video, and DMX512 control may be implemented with an additional module.
Supplied as a module for the Artistic Licence MOAP product, also to be launched at PLASA 2006, it allows MOAP to be integrated with other control and distribution modules such as DMX512 conversion.
The product accepts PAL, NTSC, SECAM and S-Video input directly. Additional video inputs or digital video sources can be added with expansion modules. Pixi-Stream supports up to four real-time video sources.
Pixi-Stream is configured via a graphical user interface. The front panel provides ports for connection of monitor, mouse, and keyboard for the configuration phase. Configuration is very fast via ‘wizard’ style interfaces. Libraries for well-known composite LED products are included. RDM (Remote Device Programming) is supported, offering extremely fast patching.
Once configuration is complete, all features are controlled from an external lighting board. Pixi-Stream is controlled is the same manner as a sophisticated moving lamp. A total of eight layers are supported, outputting to 20,000 channels of control.
The content of each layer, the digital effects and the layer to layer mixing are all controlled in real time from the lighting board. Each layer can process live video, graphics or animation files. Digital effects can be applied to each layer independently. There is a large library of effects that include Pan, Tilt, Magnify, Stretch, Rotate in any 3D plane, Color replacement and Cyclic Hue Adjustment.