The new Christie® Pandoras Box 6.0 media server is officially launching at the 2016
Live Design International (LDI) show October 21-23 in the Las Vegas Convention
Centre. More versatile than ever, the Pandoras Box system combines the newest
rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. Pandoras Box is used
around the world for live experiences including multi-media events and projection
mapping. The system can be set up as a standalone playback device, network
playback client or in console mode for direct DMX Control.
Among its many new features, Multi User mode allows multiple Pandoras Box
operators to split the workload of a project and benefit from the increased
efficiency by working on different tasks like warping, content encoding, timeline
programming or simply work simultaneously on the same sequence. Pandoras Box
6.0 also features many workflow improvements such as editable meshes and
warps, UV map adjustments and live canvas masking and painting all from within
the preview window.
“The ability to have multiple operators cooperate and program the same project
simultaneously is going to have an enormous positive impact on how people use
Pandoras Box for large events,’ said Joel St-Denis, product manager, Christie.
“With Pandoras Box 6.0, we listened to our users and focused on improving the
general workflow by bringing frequently used features such as warping directly
within the Pandoras box interface.’
With Widget Designer, customers can create dedicated user interfaces and
interaction logic simply by connecting visual control components. New to Widget
Designer 6.0 is a redesigned HTML5 user interface and native HTML support
including CSS Styles. Animation and transitions are now available for all pages and
widgets, and the new composite nodes allow for the integration of node-systems
into re-usable custom nodes.
“Combined with Pandoras Box 6.0, Widget Designer 6.0 provides a complete
customizable control interface solution for the end user, which no other systems on
the market can offer,’ added St-Denis. “The unlimited web clients’ option for the
Widget Designer allows any number of web clients to control multiple pages
independently for installations where several remote controls are needed with a
centralised control station.’