Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 and Widget Designer 6.0 Launch
The new Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 media server officially launched at the 2016 Live Design International (LDI) show in Las Vegas. 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.”
Christie Projectors Light Up QUANTUM: The Exhibition
Christie projectors are bringing quantum science to life in a new exhibit at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener, Ontario. QUANTUM: The Exhibition will run through January 1, 2017, and then depart on a Canada-wide tour throughout 2017.
QUANTUM shares the wonders of the quantum world and emerging quantum technologies with attendees. Part of the exhibition, the introductory experience, features six Christie Captiva 1DLP laser phosphor projectors, which set the stage for visitors entering the exhibition by providing an immersive space that reminds them that the world is not as it seems.
Produced by the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, QUANTUM has been selected as a Signature Initiative of the Government of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. QUANTUM is part of Innovation150, a partnership of five leading science outreach organizations leading a cross-country celebration of science and innovation with stops at Science World at TELUS World of Science in Vancouver and the Discovery Centre in Halifax.
“Quantum science is transforming our understanding of the world around us,” says Tobi Day-Hamilton, associate director at the Institute for Quantum Computing. “Christie technology is helping us share the wonders of the quantum world in new and innovative ways and I’m delighted to partner with them on this incredible experience.”