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Christie, the global visual and audio technology company, has unveiled a new version of its Pandoras Box software for real-time video processing and show control.

Christie has announced the release of a new simplified and more powerful edition of Pandoras Box, with several professional new features, an uncomplicated workflow and streamlined licensing. With this update, only one license is required to access the full Pandoras Box software family feature suite and all features including NDI, SDVoE, Dante audio, and Notch.

The budget-friendly software delivers high-level media processing performance, ideal for fixed installations, live events, theatres and other entertainment environments. It can be paired with an existing custom setup or any Christie hardware, for instance, the Pandoras Box Server R5, a powerful new hardware solution.

Flexibility and performance

Software_License_Pandora v8 Christie“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.”

Users now just need one Pandoras Box software product license to access the full range of functions and features. This replaces the need for separate Server, Player, Compact Player, Software Player, Manager and Educational licences.

Pandoras Box V8

Alongside all the benefits of previous versions, such as high frame rate 3D stereoscopic video playback and processing, multi-user control, 64-bit processing, 10-bit colour depth playback and more, Pandoras Box V8 offers content ingestion functionality, meaning users can save time by batch handling multiple folders of image sequences, particularly when working with content-heavy shows.

In addition, the new Pandoras Box Server R5 allows operators to use a single server to access a wide range of performance and drive space options, from large shows to budget-friendly projects. Different performance kits and graphics cards can also be used to customise the Server with optional video and audio cards, including Dante, FLEX and Christie Terra SDVoE for enhanced integration.

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. The Pandoras Box V8 Software License beta version is available now and the Pandoras Box Server R5 is available in most regions.

Recently, Christie provided its projection, auto-calibration, image processing and SDVoE solutions for a large-scale projection mapping show at Lotte World’s Magic Castle in South Korea.

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Charlotte Coates is Features Editor at Blooloop. She is from Brighton, UK and previously worked as a librarian. She has a strong interest in arts, culture and information and graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in English Literature. Charlotte can usually be found either with her head in a book or planning her next travel adventure.

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