Glass used in a lightboard should be low-iron with greater optical clarity, allowing even internal lighting across the board. For strength and safety we use tempered glass in our lightboards. Learn more about the properties of glass, things to watch out for, and how we polish the surfaces for greater clarity.
Video can be recorded in a variety of ways, but some users need a way to send a live signal to a computer, typically via HDMI cable. This can allow live-streaming to a distant audience, overlaying external images, and eliminating file transfer from production workflows. Normal HDMI ports on a computer cannot accept an incoming signal, you must use a video capture device or card. We discuss options and share our recommendation here.
This guide will show you how to add images to your lightboard videos in real time using open source computer software. Images and text to overlay can come from slides created in Powerpoint, Keynote, or Google Slides.