Celebrating 10 years of Luminair on iOS! Yes, 10 years. It’s hard to believe, but Luminair 1.0 for iPhone was released on the App Store back in July 2008!
Thanks to a forward-thinking group of users (you!), we’ve been able to grow from a small little utility all the way to a full-featured platform which thousands of creative pros rely on every day.
We originally had wanted to make this a big post looking back at the history of Luminair, but we believe in looking forward to the future rather than concentrating on the past. Needless to say, looking back at the amazing projects you’ve used Luminair on has been beyond inspirational.
So what’s next? (more…)
Today we’ve released Luminair 3.6 with official support for iOS 11. This new update adds support for Drag and Drop between apps, making it easier then ever to assign and edit the images and icons used to customize Luminair’s user interface. Watch the video above to see the drag and drop workflow in action.
Luminair v3.5 was released today and is now available on the App Store. This release adds native support for Color Temperature and HSI for DMX parameters, as well as new Fire, Water, and Television FX useful for simulating these looks in film/video production and other scenarios. Also included are new fixture profiles for lights built for film/video production.
Native Color Temperature and HSI Support
– Adds a new DMX Color Temperature control and channel types for 1 or 2-channel CCT parameters
– Adds native support for HSI color and new channel types for Color faders
Color FX Features
– Adds new Fire, Water, and Television effects, useful for simulating these looks in film/video production and other scenarios
– Tap Tempo now supports up to 300 BPM
– Adds new profiles for LiteGear series lights
– Adds new profiles for Kino Flo Select LED, Diva-Lite LED and Celeb LED
– Adds new profile for Cineo Lighting Quantum c80 fixture
– ARRI and Digital Sputnik profiles now support for the new CCT and HSI channel types
– Other fixes and improvements
Luminair 3 received a positive overview in March’s Technical Focus article in Lighting & Sound America magazine. Richard Cadena used Luminair with ELC’s Buddy DMX interface, and in the article he covers some of the new features and revamped user interface in version 3.
“One of the main reasons I like this controller is because it’s mobile app that can be used wirelessly, which affords a lot of freedom of movement.” – Richard Cadena, LSi Magazine
In the latest ICG magazine, DP Christian Sprenger mentions how gaffer Cody Jacobs used Luminair running on iPad to control most of the lights on-set of the critically acclaimed “Atlanta”, which recently won two Golden Globe awards! In the article, Christian (Cinematographer) and director Hiro Murai break down the process of achieving their unique look. Congratulations to Christian, Hero, Cody and the rest of the crew!
Check out the full article at the following link:
Luminair 3 received a positive overview in the latest Technical Focus article in Lighting and Sound International magazine.
You can read the article on page 70 of the February issue.
Luminair v3.4.1 is now available on the App Store. This release adds support for iOS 10, new ARRI SkyPanel profiles, and a new 2-finger gesture to instantly bump scenes on a temporary basis.
New in v3.4.1:
– Built for iOS 10
– Luminair Remote for Apple Watch updated for newest version of watchOS
– Added a new two-finger tap/hold gesture on scene buttons to “instantly” bump levels on a temporary basis
– Added new fixture profiles for ARRI SkyPanel v2 firmware
– Fixed an issue with tap/hold contextual menu not showing some items when iOS Accessibility “Speak Selection” is enabled
– Fixed a memory leak when using the fixture linking feature
– Various other bug fixes and improvements
PSA: User experience is important to us. If you ever encounter any problems or issues, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help.
If you enjoy using Luminair, please let others know by leaving a nice review on the App Store, so that others may more easily find and discover the app. It really helps! Thank you!
Today we’ve released Luminair v3.4, an update we’re referring to as the Installation edition because it adds support for two additional wired-ethernet products that can also simultaneously power iOS devices. This is going to make it easier than ever to integrate Luminair in more permanent installations such as architectural lighting, as well as a more robust solution for those who are using Luminair as a lighting console replacement.
Luminair already offers advanced scheduling capabilities, and also supports the most common control protocols (Art-Net, sACN, KiNET, etc.), but up until this day there hasn’t been a great way to integrate the app as the main control system for permanent installations due to it’s reliance on Wi-Fi communications when the iOS device is connected to power.
The good news is that there are two new products available for iOS devices which make it possible to both power the device continuously as well as provide a direct ethernet connection. (more…)
Luminair v3.3 has been released today and includes some great new feature additions that promise to make the designing experience better than ever. To celebrate this new release, Luminair In-App Purchase extras are also now on sale for 50% off through March 31, 2016!
First and foremost among the new features in v3.3 is Fixture Linking, which allows you to more easily link and control multiple identical fixtures together. Not only can you control identical fixtures in unison, but you can also choose which specific parameters to link. All of these options are saved on a scene by scene basis, so you can effectively manage both individual and linked fixture options without any compromises to the functionality you’ve grown accustomed to. (more…)
Today we’ve released Luminair v3.2 for iOS, which adds support for an additional lighting control protocol… KiNET. This means that Luminair now supports simultaneous control over four separate protocols:
Art-Net, sACN E1.31, KiNET, and Hue!
KiNET is a lighting control protocol owned by Philips and is used in their Color Kinetics line of products/power supplies. CK power supplies and LED nodes have a wide range of uses and purposes, and are frequently utilized in architectural type applications. Many famous landmarks around the world, like the Empire State Building and more, rely on Color Kinetics products (and KiNET) to drive their beaufitful lighting displays.
KiNET support in Luminair means you can now control Philips Color Kinetic power supplies natively from the app using either KiNET v1 or v2 packets. Again, this is simultaneous with the other protocols that Luminair already supports (Art-Net, sACN E1.31, and Hue) so you’re free to mix and match. Luminair is an equal opportunity controller. (more…)
Let’s cut right to the chase… After 7 years of wireless lighting control over Wi-Fi connections, we’re excited to announce that Luminair 3 now supports transmitting network DMX protocols (Art-Net and sACN E1.31) through wired ethernet connections.
The newly released Luminair 3.1.1 update adds support for Redpark’s L2-NET Lightning to Ethernet cable. This Apple/MFi-certified cable converts the iOS lightning port into a standard ethernet cable, and will appeal to anyone who prefers a reliable and direct wired connection instead of Wi-Fi.
The new update also adds support for Apple’s iPad Pro Accessories (more…)
November is here, and so is Luminair 3.1 for iPad Pro!
We’ve been hard at work optimizing Luminair to take advantage of the larger screen real estate, by adding features like iOS 9 multitasking and improving general app scaling. This means that you now have more faders and buttons at your immediate disposal on iPad Pro, for a more comfortable experience.
You also now have ability to run the app side by side with other iOS apps on all supported iPad models, so you can do things like reference design notes and so much more without ever leaving Luminair.
Luminair 3 has recently been honored with an Editor’s Pick selection in Worship Leader magazine’s Best of 2015 issue!
On the topic of why they love it, the editor’s had this to say:
“…2015 has proven that tablet software can be reliable, powerful, and more versatile than their predecessors, and Luminair 3 is no exception.”
Today is the day! Luminair 3 is now available across the globe on Apple’s App Store. Luminair 3 is a brand new app for all iOS 8 devices with a redesigned user interface, LTP faders, a movement generator/FX engine, built-in Scheduling, Luminair Remote for Apple Watch, MIDI over Bluetooth LE, and tons of other new features and improvements.
Full information on Luminair 3 can be found on the updated web site.
As a major new version, with over a year in development time and resources, Luminair 3 is a brand new app. This is the first updated version to require a new purchase since the app was originally released in 2010. (more info)
A special 20%-off launch price for Luminair 3 is being offered at 79.99 USD (this price will vary depending on which country you are located in). Additional In-App purchases (Location Pro, Schedule Pro, MIDI Pro) are also being offered at special launch prices for a limited time at $9.99 USD each.
The June 2015 issue of Church Production magazine includes an article “Lighting Consoles Controlled Choices”, which covers some of the different considerations to make when selecting a lighting controller for houses of worship.
Luminair for iOS is included as a solution to consider right alongside traditional consoles. The app is highlighted for it’s unintimidating user interface, and for giving users freedom to design scenes from every perspective around a venue.
Check it out on pages 32-28:
The all new Luminair 3 has been in development for over a year and is coming soon as a brand new app. This short raw video speaks for itself… IT’S ALIVE
Some of you may have seen this in the past couple of days… Apple’s new “Powerful” TV ad for the iPhone 5s features Luminair for iOS controlling some stage lighting. The ad and more info about the featured apps is available at the following link:
It’s becoming really common in architecture, displays, museums, installations and more to use apps like Luminair installed on a central device in a fixed location, like a wall or on a specialized device stand. iOS devices benefit from a fantastic 3rd-party accessory ecosystem, and there’s some really nice products available for mounting devices from companies like Heckler Design, iPort, and many more.