Scenica Player 4+

Easy setup on-set playback

Michel Fortin

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

Turn an iPad or iPhone into an on-set player screen. Scenica Player can play video loops, NDI streams from the local network, and still images. And it can be controlled remotely, together with other players.


PERFECT REMOTE CONTROL

While you can use Scenica Player by itself, it works best with Scene Maestro. Using a Mac on the network, you can:

• push video and image files to play one after the other or on cue
• trigger simultaneous transitions on all players, or a subset of them
• adjust playback and color settings
• scrub through videos in Scene Maestro and the players simultaneously

Remote control works well with video over Wi-Fi because files are sent to each player in advance and played on command. After pushing the content, very little bandwidth is required to send commands to the players.


COLOR CORRECTION

Is the white point matching the surrounding lighting? Is the image too dark?

You can change color settings remotely in two ways:

• Using Scene Maestro, you’ll find the color settings in the Screen inspector on the right, where you can change the white point, black point, color balance, saturation, brightness and contrast.

• Or you can use Gamma Board to change the color settings for playback initiated locally in Scenica Player (white point, black point, and color balance).


PLAYBACK SETTINGS

If a screen is rotated or seen through a mirror, you can adjust the image to match.

Is the content to play perfectly matched to the screen dimensions? If not, three resizing modes are available. Choose to either fit or fill the screen, or just ignore the aspect ratio and stretch the image to the edges.

On iPhone, Proximity Blackout will turn the screen off while holding the phone to your ear. A simple way to make phone call without making an actual phone call.


NDI PLAYBACK

Scenica Player can be used to play content from NDI sources it finds on the local network. This can include live cameras or video software with NDI outputs.

A gigabit Ethernet connection is recommended for smooth NDI playback. Use an iPad with a USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet adapter for best results.

NDI® is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc.


MOUSE POINTER, OR LACK THEREOF

Unlike playback on a computer, there’s no mouse pointer that can stick around over your media.


SETUP

Scenica Player has no internet connectivity requirement other than to install and unlock the app initially, and it’ll continue to run happily without internet thereafter.


UNLOCKING

An in-app purchase is required to unlock Scenica Player and remove the watermark. A separate purchase is required for each device the player is installed on.

You can transfer a purchase between devices by creating a Scenica account, or store them in the account for later use.

What’s New

Version 1.3.2

• Fixing issue with remote command spillover (when used in conjunction with Scene Maestro 1.3.2).

App Privacy

The developer, Michel Fortin, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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