coolux to release Pandoras Box Version 5.1 at InfoComm 2012
coolux will officially release Pandoras Box version 5.1 at InfoComm 2012, June 13-15, in booth N1751, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following the Pandoras Box version 5.0, the new version will consist of a range of new features, including AES 256-bit media encryption.
The Pandoras Box matrix patcher introduces a new map-view making it possible to relocate individual pixels for creative setups when working with conventional LED processors, including Barco, Daktronics, Galaxia/Winvision, etc. When working with uncommon LED-fixture shapes, this new feature will be a great-time saver when it comes to repositioning pixels to fit the actual LED design.
Another new workflow feature is the update-preset function. Pandoras Box users can now store and recall any amount of timeline keys as presets and update their data to all instances. This feature will reduce the time needed to program the timelines for complex shows.
The Aeon FX engine now supports multiple lights as well as real-time shadow projection onto 3D object layers. This is another step towards making it easier for users to realize larger parts of the content creation and compositing process in the Pandoras Box itself. This new feature allows the user to add a beautiful sense of spatial depth to 3D objects, the company says.
coolux's new media encryption technology will allow users to protect exclusive content from being copied or misused, using state of the art AES 256bit encryption algorithms. Users will have the choice between code-based encryption generated within the Pandoras Box interface, or dongle based encryption that would allow content to be played only during certain pre-defined times or on certain machines.
Version 5.1 continues coolux's quest for warping excellence through allowing users to animate and control the warper via keys in the timeline. This new development helps realizing projects that involve the tracking of moving head projectors and moving sets, where the warping has to change in a seamless way according to the different positions.
3ds max files can now be directly imported and used for warping. In addition, the warper mesh points can be moved and worked with along the Z axis as well. Users will be able to apply global planar textures to multiple meshes.
With this flexible desktop streaming and capturing tool, Pandoras Box users are able to stream content from one computer to another. As an example: During a presentation, the presenter's computer could be connected to a Pandoras Box system, which would get the presenter's slide show presentation on to a big screen/projection etc. without the need for an additional capture card.
All Pandoras Box 5.1 playback products will support ASIO audio tracks. The number of ASIO tracks available to each playback product will depend on the number of video layers.
The new curve editor includes improved value references, different mouse modes, and an improved zoom function. The value references create a more comfortable overview for the users, who can now choose between a select, a move, and a zoom tool when working with the curve editor.
coolux GmbH will launch their official cooperation with the 4K content specialists atmosphere media at InfoComm as well. The management and production team of atmosphere media consists of individuals from a variety of fields including music and film production. atmosphere media's aim is to deliver premium quality content for creating ambient moods and innovative audiovisual experiences.