Isadora’s scene-based structure allows for easy cueing, complex layering, show control, and more.

Isadora uses a “scenes”-based approach to show control. Just like a play has scenes to break up the action of the show, Isadora defines scenes to break up the content and functionality of a performance. Scenes appear as a list because most shows run in a linear, start to finish fashion. However, you can use Isadora’s Jump actor to move from scene to scene in any nonlinear way you like.

Scenes offer cuts and crossfades, allowing you to move from scene to scene easily. Each scene is constructed using layers, just like your favorite image editing software. In advanced situations, you can even intertwine layers between scenes, creating complex, composited transitions. Combining scenes with Isadora’s drag-and-drop media import allows you to create a multi-scene show in just minutes.

Scenes can be used to control logic in more complex pieces involving interactive elements. Isadora also offers Background Scenes, which allows you to have multiple scenes active (even at different intensities), allowing for a truly flexible approach to creating your show, your way. Blind Mode allows you to edit inactive scenes while your active scenes are still being output to your projectors. This is a powerful option, allowing you to work on the show without interruption to the onstage rehearsal.

It’s simple to integrate Isadora’s scenes with other show control interfaces by using one of the many available communication protocols available. OSC can be used to send commands from many industry consoles to Isadora to synchronize playback. DMX, Art-Net, MIDI/MIDI Show Control, TCP-LP, and PJLink are a few more communication options available to you in Isadora.

Isadora provides the power to create a unified control system.