Issue 27



23 October 2016


The new Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 media server was officially launched at the 2016 Live Design International (LDI) earlier this month. The Pandoras Box system combines the newest rendering technology with intuitive media and show control and is ideal for 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 new features, Multi User mode allows multiple Pandoras Box operators to split the workload of a project and work 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 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 customisable 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.”

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