LightFinger 4+

Moving Lights as Followspots

Colin Grenfell

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Use the moving lights in your rig as followspots with this incredibly cost-effective app.. Now you can track multiple lights onto a single target and import pdfs.

For use with Eos® lighting consoles. Use any moving light in your rig as a followspot!

Sometimes it’s just not possible to have a dedicated followspot for your show, but you might well have moving lights in your rig which are more than up to the job. 

It’s possible to follow a performer onstage using multiple cues and timings in the cue stack , but that doesn’t allow for any flexibility in performance, or for the rare occasions a performer makes a mistake!

It’s often not feasible for the lighting operator to manually track performers with moving lights using the console, either as they are too busy running the show, or their line of sight to the stage is not great. The Eos® software, superb as it is, might not be ideally suited to the live operation of moving lights as manual followspots.

Enter LightFinger… select the channel you want to control and your screen accurately maps the moving light on stage to the screen. You can control intensity and beam position with the app or simultaneously through the console.

For show safety, Eos® can enable and disable control of LightFinger, and select the correct channel to be used.

Use with a wifi connection, or (for greater peace of mind) ethernet, with an appropriate connector.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

It's a pretty big update, with the top two most requested features implemented!

You can now select multiple moving lights to control with the touch target, these can be selected either using the channel selection screen, or via the lighting console using an osc command, for example: /lightfinger/selectchannels/1/7/20

You now have the ability to import a ground plan or lighting plan from a PDF. You drag and scale to up the view to give a far more precise feel of where you are aiming your spots! Change the stage width and stage height to match the scale of your drawing. Import from the iPad or macOS file system or your iCloud account.

Overall the UI has been given a fresh lick of paint and a few more curved edges.
The demo time has been doubled to 20 minutes per session.
I've worked on making things more responsive even on older hardware. A few bugs have been squashed.
Please do let me know how you get on with the app.

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