Pixel Mapping Videos + Still Images + Effects
Use Your Lighting Fixtures As An Extended Pixel Matrix
Lightjams allows you to map videos, still images and live effects on your lighting fixtures as if they were part of a large matrix. The most straightforward use is to display content on a RGB LED wall. You can go further and map any lighting fixture attributes, including dimmer, iris, pan and tilt.
Let's look at Quixotic Fusion performing live with the LED wall they've created for the show ONE. The wall is composed of over 1100 RGB LED fixtures. The content is synced with the music using the MIDI input feature of Lightjams. Lighting design by Daniel Parks.
A 6x6 matrix of RGBW fixtures made by Darklight and controlled via Lightjams. You can see how Lightjams makes full use of the white leds and creates very smooth transitions between all colors.
Thanks to Derek Parkins for the next video. A 7x7 LED grid shows multiple effects generated live by Lightjams. Some effects are audio activated and others have fixed parameters. Lightjams outputs DMX via the E1.31 protocol to a LED controller (in this case made by J1SYS). Download the Derek's project file.
Here's another low res pixel mapping designed by Oliver Kulpsoo. A wall full of parcans with a smooth effect running on it and live control via a Behringer BCF2000.
24 DMX universes
Enough for 4080 RGB LEDs when using sACN E1.31 output. You can also use the 16 ArtNET output universes. More about ArtNET and sACN. As the led controller taking sACN E1.31 input, you can find many affordable options.
Integrated Media Server
Lightjams acts as both a powerful media server and a lighting controller. So unlike many other pixel mapping solutions requiring multiple complex software, Lightjams is all you need to generate and map the content. Just select your media files from your hard drive and you're ready to go! I'm giving you these video loops to get started. See more info about the media server.
You can use any live inputs, ranging from a MIDI keyboard to an iPad to generate and trigger your effects in realtime. For example, it's really easy to trigger your videos from another lighting console.
Transform Your Content
Easily change color, intensity and saturation. For example, you can make all your videos black and white or you can force them to appear a certain color. This is a great way to ensure some consistency accross all your media. The video playback speed is also fully adjustable.
Tired of perfect rectangle screens? Lightjams lets you create unique mappings with the shapes you want.
Low Res Content
Lightjams embraces the low resolution aesthetic and empowers users to create great content where every pixels count.