coolux presents Pandoras Box Software Version 4.5

Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

coolux Media Systems has introduced Pandoras Box Software 4.5. With more than 50 new features included, the company says Pandoras Box will be faster, easier to use and more powerful than ever. The streamlined new dark skin interface, multi-playback preview, virtual sites as well as the built-in batch encoder for media managers and media dervers, clip-based editing, and Bezier curves massively improve the programming workflow, the company adds.

Integrated MA net protocol, thumbnail exchange via CITP with ChamSys lighting consoles, and the Widget Designer and MIDI show control expand the possibilities of communicating within show control environments. The DMX matrix video output can now be used in parallel to an Art-Net-controlled LED wall while still driving the original video output.

The auto- and batch-encoding feature will guarantee fast, automated, high-quality media encoding into MPEG2, if a file conversion is needed.

In addition to the enhancements of the core software, new tools and new versions of the Widget Designer have arrived. The Widget Designer Basic is a freeware program to create custom user interfaces. It features a new event scheduler that executes pre-defined tasks at a given time on a given date. Automatic thumbnail exchange via CITP makes it easy to create a VJ tool in a minute. The thumbnails can be set as backgrounds for buttons; complete folders of media can be represented by buttons in one keystroke.

New tools such as the Art-Net Monitor, a coolux VNC remote and the new on-screen menu software for media servers will make life even easier, the company says. With the coolux VNC viewer all systems in a network will reveal themselves with their IP address.

Australian Distributor: Show Technology