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Lighting Application Suite 7.0



The e:cue Lighting Application Suite is a collection of software applications used to program the most creative lighting designs. The Lighting Application Suite includes innovative and intuitive tools to design simple to complex lighting and video shows, position lighting fixtures in a project plan, and configure e:cue and external devices in the control system, in addition to programming special lighting effects, video-to-light pixel mapping, visualization of the lighting installation, and special triggering and automation features.

New functions and features



The Lighting Application Suite (LAS) 7.0 combines DMX, e:pix and DALI lighting, multimedia, and show control programming with unrivalled connectivity and matrix control features. The software suite offers maximum DMX512/RDM channel control and easier access for the end-user, including the ability to control up to 750,000 channels (via Emotion FX) and operate more than 25,000 RDM systems. The regular Programmer software controls up to 128 universes, or 65,536 DMX512/RDM channels. LAS 7.0 incorporates significant improvements to the Action Pad, a web server for browser or mobile device control, cuelists, and the Dynamic Scroll Text, for fast changes on LED matrix systems, guaranteeing even greater programming control and flexibility. Furthermore, the LAS 7.0 now completely integrates DALI devices with the e:cue ETH2DALI interface.

 

New in LAS 7.0

  • DALI Manager integrating DALI ballasts and sensors for use with the ETH2DALI Interface
  • Conditional Triggering and extended trigger rules for more advanced automation
  • Background pictures from Patchelor now imported and shown in Preview Window
  • Sequencer can be synchronized to MTC and SMPTE
  • Bitmap Wizard now supports animation of Programmer View
  • Several e:script commands added
  • Patchfile import with additive or replacing patch mode of fixtures

 


The e:cue Lighting Application Suite 7.0 is available in five versions:

  1. Standard Edition: Free download from www.ecue.com. This is the basic version.
  2. Premium Edition: With licence USB dongle. Allows virtually unlimited numbers of DMX universes and one trigger for automation. Allows Emotion FX editing with watermarked mix view.
  3. Enterprise Edition: Contains all functions of the Premium Edition, including a licensed USB dongle. Provides 10 Automation Credits* and output to one Art-Net/KiNET universe**.
  4. LCE2 Ultimate Edition: Pre-installed and available only with the Lighting Control Engine (LCE) Series. Enables integration of 99 external devices. Allows Emotion FX editing with watermarked mix view.
  5. LCE2 Ultimate fx Edition: Like LCE Version, but with unlimited Emotion FX sequencing.

*) One Automation Credit is consumed for every external driver (e. g. MIDI, RS-232, TCP) or for each HTTP client.
**) One DMX Credit is consumed for every non-e:cue external DMX universe (e. g. Art-Net).

See the Setup Manual in the LAS documentation tab for more information about versions and supported devices.

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Innovation



Innovation

  • Create complex shows with multiple videos, graphics and moving text with Emotion FX  - Place, rotate and scale video, images and scrolltext dynamically incl. alpha channel, use transitions for videos, use imaging effects for videos and graphics, display mix full-screen on external systems.
  • Design stunning lighting sequences using the Live FX Engine - Endless special lighting sequence possibilities and effects can be generated using the FX engine. From simple color-changing chasers to complex, dynamic color patterns based on advanced mathematical calculations or audio signals.
  • Dynamic Scroll Text
    Ability to convert RSS feeds and websites texts into scrolling texts on an LED matrix system.
  • Setup a remote, user-oriented application interface with the Action Pad - Access the Lighting Application Suite from remote through a wide range of different devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or PC-Browser  (Explore, Firefox or any other Browser with Flash support).
  • Program advanced and interactive automation or triggering - With simple steps, users can program various automation and triggering features for their lighting installation, creating interactive experiences for end-users, or to reflect specific events.
  • Program precision timing lighting scenes - Precisely define transitions between cues, wait times, and fade in/out times, to the millisecond, for the perfect lighting show.
  • Configure 1:1 pixel mapping of video content  - Instantly map each video pixel to each LED node for video-to-lighting installations.
  • Preview lighting projects with Imagine - Preview your project using the built-in, DirectX 2D visualizer or use the Imagine software tool to preview the lighting show in 3D.
  • Intuitively arrange lighting fixtures in your project plan - Using the Patchelor tool, users can easily map the lighting fixtures using a background picture of the project for intuitive planning. The file generated by this powerful tool is later used to by the software lighting designer tool and visualizer tool.
  • Protect your intellectual properties - Use the new Show Protection feature to protect specific parts of your showfile against modification and inspection.
  • Advanced Remote Device Management - supporting full E1.20 RDM standard support.

Simplicity



Simplicity

  • Select standard fixtures using the Fixture Library for easy set-up - The Fixture Library includes an extensive list of standard products by major lighting manufacturers. Users can choose fixtures and arrange them, create their own fixture profile for addition of new or custom fixtures.
  • Organize and group fixtures - Cluster fixtures and individual LEDs for easier access and management of large lighting installations with several sections. Users can name fixture groups for better organization and ease of programming.
  • Use the same lighting desk features on a PC - Familiar features used in lighting desks such as cues, cue lists, sub-masters, grandmasters, and faders make it easy for experienced programmers and lighting designers to learn e:cue software and use the same features on a PC and on the Lighting Control Engine.
  • Use the Color Picker for quick color selection - Assign color to individual lighting nodes or groups using the Color Picker, a standard feature in all familiar graphic software applications.
  • Create animations using Wizards - Easily generate chasers, dynamic scrolling text, graphic animations, and map video content using software wizards.
  • Program time and date triggers - Use specific date and time triggers in three calculation modes to start lighting shows based on sunrise, sunset, specific holidays including full support for daylight savings functionality and other time-related triggers.
  • Customize Glass Touch User Terminals - Simply tailor the functionality of the touch sensitive keys and wheels of all Glass Touch User terminals using a visual tool in only a few steps. Export to Butler XT2 for small applications.
  • Use the Sequencer to compose shows with a visual timeline - The Sequencer, as an intuitive timeline sequencing tool, displays video as single frames and audio data as a waveform, and can record manually evoked events.
  • Complete and easy customization of multiple remote - Programmer’s Action Pad tool allows users to create and publish their own fully customized user interface to several platforms including a local PC running e:cue Programmer; a remote PC running any browser with Flash; and wireless mobile devices via free application.
  • Combine functional and creative lighting - Use intelligent DMX512 and DALI lighting control in one application, with a single graphical user interface over mobile devices.

Flexibility



Flexibility

  • Control large numbers of DMX512/RDM channels and pixels - Design simple to complex lighting shows requiring control of up to 65,536 DMX512/RDM channels up to 25,000 RDM fixtures or control up to 750,000 RGB Pixel with Emotion FX via e:net and Butler DMX512/RDM output devices.
  • Use scripting language for advanced custom solutions - Advanced users can utilize the e:script scripting language, based on familiar programming language concepts, to create special functions for custom solutions and unlimited programming options.
  • Integrate Input/Output signals for external triggering - Allows integration of external control devices through various protocols to initiate various functions in the software.
  • Use two media players for simultaneous video/audio playback - Use two media players to replay and transition between two video files simultaneously.
  • Realize sound-to-light effects using Audio DSP - Create dynamic lighting sequences based on sound from music or other audio source.
  • Realize projects for a single office or for a complete building - If you need only some DMX512 and DALI channels, or an integrated control of DMX512 media walls and DALI functional lighting, the Lighting Application Suite sets no limits.

Versions



Non LCE Editions      
Online Credit Upgrades Yes Yes Yes
Feature Standard Premium Enterprise
DMX Universes allowed 4 Max Max
Automation Credits - 1 10
DMX Credits - - 1
Butler Upload - Yes Yes
Trigger - Yes Yes
Media Player - Yes Yes
Scripting - Yes Yes
Timeline Yes Yes Yes
Emotion FX - Demo Demo
Online Credit Upgrades - Yes Yes
       
LCE Editions      
Feature LCE Ultimate mx LCE Ultimate LCE Ultimate fx
DMX Universes Allowed 16 Max Max
Automation Credits 99 99 99
DMX Credits 1 1 1
Butler Upload Yes Yes Yes
Trigger Yes Yes Yes
Media Player Yes Yes Yes
Scripting Yes Yes Yes
Timeline Yes Yes Yes
Emotion FX Demo Demo Full

System requirements



Required: CPU with SSE1 support (AMD® Athlon64® or higher, Intel® Pentium® 4 or higher), e.g.: Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz, Pentium D 2.66 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 3000+
  Microsoft® Windows® Vista® Professional SP1 32bit, Windows® 7 Professional 32/64bit (Programmer)
  Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional 32/64bit (Emotion FX)
  DirectX9.0c (from 5.3 included in Package)
  1 GB Memory, 100 MB disk space
  DirectX9-compatible graphics adapter with 128 MB RAM (for Emotion FX ) and Pixel Shader 2.0b support, 1024x768 minimum display resolution, e.g.: 128 MB PCIe NVIDIA® GeForce® 6600 GT, ATI Radeon® x1950
Recommended: Dual Core 3Ghz Processor e.g.: Intel® Core i7®-950, AMD® Phenom® II x4
  DirectX9.0c (from 5.3 included in Package)
  4 GB Memory, 100 MB disk space
  DirectX9-compatible graphics adapter with 512 MB RAM, 1920x1080 display resolution, e.g.: 512 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GTX, ATI Radeon® HD 3870
  Additional network adapter(s)
   
Please note: The Lighting Application Suite supports external devices with open interfaces (Ethernet, RS-232, MIDI etc.), devices with vendor-specific interfaces and drivers are not supported.

LAS documentation