CYPRESS, Calif. – Christie® has launched the new Pandoras Box® V8 Software License, for real-time video processing and show control, featuring a host of professional new features, a simplified workflow and streamlined licensing. Now, one single license has the full Pandoras Box software family feature suite, to deliver the high-level media processing performance required for fixed installations, live events, theatres and other entertainment environments, in a budget friendly platform.
The simpler, more robust software supports NDI network streams, offers a comprehensive and deep implementation of Notch and accessibility to native Dante audio without requiring configuration. It can be paired with an existing custom setup or any Christie harware such as the Pandoras Box Server R5, a new hardware solution with powerful components available in different specifications.
"Pandoras Box software Version 8 is a great leap forward in terms of the flexibility and workflow it offers," says Markus Zeppenfeld, product manager, Christie. "With this new software version, we’ve kept the core appeal of Pandoras Box by combining the feature sets of all our existing software licenses into one single package and offering it to every level of Pandoras Box user. This solution will deliver more value, quality, features, performance and further streamline the creative efforts for our partners, be they consultants, integrators, rental stagers or end users."
One Pandoras Box software product license will now unlock all functionality within the range – previously comprising Server, Player, Compact Player, Software Player, Manager and Educational licences. Features formerly only available with hardware and software combinations (Server) are now available to all software users operating with any custom hardware system. And the new Pandoras Box V8 offers content ingestion functionality, which allows time-saving batch handling of multiple folders of image sequences and is ideal for content-heavy shows. The award-winning Pandoras Box maintains all the benefits offered by the previous versions, including high frame rate 3D stereoscopic video playback and processing, multi-user control, 64-bit processing, 10-bit color depth playback and more.
With the introduction of the Pandoras Box Server R5*, customers can make the most of a single server with a wide range of performance and drive space options for demanding performance requirements, as well as for more modest budgets. Different performance kits and graphics cards allow customization of the Server with optional video and audio cards, including Dante, FLEX and Christie Terra SDVoE for enhanced integration.
Christie is the only manufacturer to offer source-to-display solutions for integrators, consultants, dealers and end users. From single displays to more complex multi-display spectaculars, Pandoras Box easily integrates with Christie Spyder X80, Christie Terra, Christie RGB projectors and Christie MicroTiles LED and is trusted by content and projection designers and rental and stagers around the world, including the Xpark Aquarium in Taipei, National Opera in Amsterdam, Gyeongnam Masan Robot Land in South Korea, Lotte World’s Magic Castle and the National Museum of Korea.
The Pandoras Box V8 Software License beta version is available now and the Pandoras Box Server R5* is available in most regions.
*Server R5 will be available in Russia, Korea, and China by the end of year.