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
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:
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…)
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:
Despite it’s .5 versioning, this is probably the biggest update Luminair has ever received. For the first time ever, Luminair’s codebase is now unified across all iOS devices*. Luminair running on an iPhone is actually a brand new app, now based upon Luminair for iPad’s award-winning design, with a new UI optimized for 4″ iPhone screens on the 5, 5s, 5c, and 5th generation iPod touch. It now benefits from core-feature compatibility with Luminair running on an iPad, as well as iCloud syncing between all iOS device types.
As a result, you’re feedback has been answered. Luminair for iPad is now a universal app, newly renamed as Luminair for iOS. The iPhone-only version has also been updated to v2.5 and will still be offered for those of you not interested in using an iPad.
The new features…
One of the biggest new features in Luminair 2.5 is support for controlling Philips Hue lights right alongside DMX-controlled lighting. While these are mostly home-focused products with limitations compared to DMX-controlled lights, we think they can be utilized as design elements in things like film and TV production and architectural lighting, as well as by enthusiasts who’d like to mix and match different types of lights. Smart lights like Hue are one of the next logical steps with LED lighting control, and we intend to continue to add additional support and features for these systems in the future. Ultimately they are another tool for your designs, and we can’t wait to see the way that you use them.
The next major feature to be added is one that’s probably been requested more than any other feature since Luminair for iPad was originally released. That feature is a new Sound Active mode, part of the new Timing FX options, located in the Stacks mode toolbar. Sound Active mode can detect sounds from the built-in microphone and other audio input hardware to trigger lights show synced to music.
But we did not stop there. The new Sound Active mode also supports Inter-App Audio (IAA) on iOS 7. Luminair can receive sound from IAA supported apps to trigger your light shows. IAA is brand new on iOS 7, and new apps are being added frequently that support this functionality. For all of you iPad DJ’s out there, Algroriddm’s djay 2 already supports IAA, so you can use it as your playback source for Luminair.
Hot on the heels of the release of Luminair for iPad v2. Version 2.1 is now available on the App Store, with an updated UI for the Retina Display on the new iPad 3rd generation! And as an added bonus, LCompanion has also been updated with support for Enttec’s inexpensive Open USB DMX interface.
Your first look at Luminair for iPad! Now available on the iTunes App Store.