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Pandoras Box 6.4.0 RC

Postby Markus Zeppenfeld » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:34 pm

There is a new version available in the Download-Center (please remember to log-in before using the link): ... 0/file-335

Dear customers,

we are very excited to share Pandoras Box V6.4.0 with you.

This new version, based on an 64bit environment unlocks hidden potential from your hardware. It can allocate more memory, uses video hardware acceleration and in combination provides higher data throughput and an overall better performance. Also, the user interface (UI) has undergone a heavy facelift and new functionality was added to reworked items.

The new UI lets you access more features directly in the device tree, where you can now mute audio outputs or the rendering of an entire layer with a single click. The overall tree has been overhauled to become more clear and to display important information in a better way.

New video format support has been implemented and depending on your exact graphics card, even hardware acceleration is possible for certain video formats.

Due to the transition to 64bit, new folders have been introduced. You will find the application in a different installation path and the logs have been moved to another location as well. Please refer to the manual for detailed information.

Another upgrade is the possibility to link a watched folder directly to a playlist. This will remove the necessity to use Widget Designer to automate this task.

These tools are also part of this release:

- Warper (Rev. 224)
- Matrix Patcher (Rev. 93)
- Dome Master (Rev. 15)
- Image Converter (Rev. 65)
• added support to read .snp files
• added support to export TIF images
- Splitter (Rev. 40)
- Art-Net Monitor (V. 6.0.0)
- Leica 3D Disto (Rev. 11)
- Quicktime Converter

Known restrictions of this Release Candidate:

• no embedded audio support for videos
• no audio support in encoder extension
• CITP Thumbnail exchange does not work

Version 6.4.0 (28.11.2019)
Release Candidate

For complete feature list and extensive details please refer to the manual.

- added new 64bit environment for better performance and memory allocation
- new Quicktime decoder including:
• support of additional video codecs such as H.264, HEVC, ProRes (multiple flavors), DnxHD, etc.
• Nvidia hardware acceleration
- added refreshed graphical user interface (GUI) including:
• added new fonts, colors and icons
• new project, asset, device and patch tree
• updated tree icon behavior
• distinct columns in device tree for active state, device name, parameter, etc.
• added mute rendering functionality in tree
• added mute audio functionality in tree
• updated consistent behavior to toggle parameter, edit values or open additional tabs from device tree
- added ‘C:\Christie\content’ folder as preferred content location
- added Watchfolder to Playlist feature
- added new Media Enrcyption
- added 4:4:4 color format for HDMI
- removed MA-NET 1 support
- updated Tools
- added Christie USB driver to the installer

Known issues

• Preview needs to be activated on Sub-Managers to follow playlist entries
• several playlist related issues in MU scenario
• Preview needs to be activated on Sub-Managers in order to update editable resources like Meshes and Canvases
• Memory leak in Nvidia driver when using Win10 with dual GPU in mosaic and a DirectX9 application
Markus Zeppenfeld
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