Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide

  1. Ensure that you have your materials:
    1. The surface is where your digital scenery will be displayed during your live performance.
    2. The output is the device used to display the digital scenery. Examples are a TV, LED wall, or most common: a projector.
    3. Connection hardware is the cabling/hardware used to connect your output to your input. Depending on your setup you will need an HDMI iPad adapter; HDMI cable; projector mount, and/or extension hardware kit.
    4. Input is the device used to run the digital scenery software. Typically a computer or iPad (view system requirements here)
    5. Software is the system used to program and operate the digital scenery. Broadway Media delivers content through the software StagePlayer.
    6. Content is the imagery to be projected.
  2. Download and install StagePlayer:
    1. Using the device that will operate the digital scenery during your performance, open an internet browser and navigate to accounts.broadwaymedia.com
    2. With the account email and supplied password, log into your account. 
    3. Once logged in you will see a directory of active rentals. Under your active rental, and determined by the device you are using, click  "Mac", "Windows" or "iPad". 
    4. While connected to the internet, the application file will download your computer or iPad
  3. Download your digital scenery: 
    1. Once you've downloaded the StagePlayer application to your computer or iPad, log in to your account.
    2. Once you have logged in, your available show rentals will appear in the Library. 
    3. Before you have downloaded the show content to your device, there will be a yellow "Download" link. While you are connected to an internet connection, press "Download" and the show will download into your library. This is a step you will only have to complete one time per show and the last time you will need an internet connection for your digital scenery.
  4. Connect your equipment listed in (1) together.  
    1. Hang your projector
      1. If you purchased a projector mount from Broadway Media, instructions for installation are provided. 
    2. Using the projection geometry natively built into the projector menu, adjust settings like “keystone” and “corner adjust” using the projector remote or on-unit buttons, to get your ideal image output for your projector.
    3. Connect it to your computer or iPad with connection hardware
    4. If using a Mac computer or Windows computer, configure your display settings to extend your desktop
    5. Launch Stage Player on your Mac computer or Windows computer
    6. Set up StagePlayer on your projector (additional instructions here)
  5. Customize your digital scenery:
    1. Reorder the digital scenery
    2. Disable any unused digital scenery
    3. Duplicate settings or cues
    4. Edit the cue text
    5. Change show-wide settings like Blackouts and Curtain Warmer options
  6. Train your Projection Operator:
    1. Using the Cue Next, Jump Next, and Blackout buttons
    2. End Show button

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