Compulite has released version 3.20R03 of their Vector software. Some features and improvements in this release include:
- Pandora’s Box Integration
- Topo Feature Improvements and Enhancements
- Macro editing
- DMX Protocols Enhancements
Go to Compulite’s site for release notes and the software download.
Our friends at Compulite have released a new version of their Vector software. New features include:
- Multi-language support
- Editing of fixture names
- Flash to black
- Monitor DMX Outputs
- Vector PC Wing support
The Vector PC Wing firmware has also been updated. Get full details at the link below.
Vector PC Wing brings unique portable lighting control of the powerful and flexible Vector family, by combining sophisticated features of the Vector platform with unmatched simplicity and size. Vector PC Wing used with the Vector software delivers cutting-edge performance, advanced functionality and enhanced programming facilities in a richly compact design. The Wing is also enriched with a standard networking connection enabling easy connectivity with all Vector family lighting consoles and can be used as a standalone with PC or as a tracking backup console.
More details on Compulite.com
Compulite Vector trainer Joe Bleasdale writes an introductory piece on the Vector series for On Stage Lighting.
By now your probably thinking, nothing special… other desks can do similar things. You would be correct, but Vector has more powerful features up its sleeve. Built in bitmap capability, Desktop, Media Server integration (Hippo V3, Catalyst V4, Arkaos), Contextual Displays, Attach Files to Objects, Parameter Pickers, Macros, Softkey Colour Coding, and an Effects Engine ™ a Programmer would die for…
Check out our Compulite product page or Compulite.com for more information on Vector consoles.
Photo by Flickr user Fixd — CC
Compulite has released a new version of their Vector software. New features include desktop enhancements and effects editor improvements.
Full release notes and a download link are on Compulite’s website.
The December 2010 issue of Projection, Lights, and Staging News profiles the Guns N’ Roses Chinese Democracy Tour.
Chris Nathan, the video programmer, and Greg Shipley, the production designer, talk about how Compulite Vector consoles work with lighting and video:
Nathan says they rely on a Catalyst V4 media server and have three on this tour. He runs the video elements much as Shipley runs the lights. “That’s the beauty of running video from a Compulite console,” he says. “It does all the things that the lighting rig can do, fading content in and out, bumping the faders, creating white flashes for cymbal crashes – that’s what makes it really cool.
Compulite has released V3.18R01 of their Vector console.
Here are some of the New features in the 3.18.R01 Release:
- New and improved look and feel to the system views and Buttons with the functionality to design and set up your Soft keys color, pattern and size
- Main Master Qlist Mode enables locking the A/B as your main master PB with its Qlist as main Qlist
- Define your Default Update option via the Update dialog & via the system settings
- Decimal Input which enables assigning values in Decimal format via the SHIFT+ @ key (for the New key cap, contact your local distributor)
- Support for ACN protocol DMX output via Ethernet
- Intensity Limit to control the level of a PB when its Fader is not set as Intensity Fader or for a QK
- PB Control keys operation with the –> key to perform PB operation on all PB’s other then the Master PB
- Enable 200% for the Grand Master
- New dimmer operations of Single Dimmer Exam, Port swap and single dimmer display info on the command line and more
- Vector PC Panel skins and other improvements
This, some bug fixes, and a bunch more. Full release notes on Compulite’s website.
Compulite has posted a story about Vectors at Expo 2010, the international exposition in Shanghai.
King Chou, a Vector user:
Vector with its 16 DMX output, fast cue modification/delete functions and unmatched performance was perfect to create these many different changing scenes perfectly expressing the city themes.
The study hall in the “City Being” pavilion shows a bookshelf circled by numerous small lights “turned on layer by layer by the Vector Red signifying the long road of study” said King Chou. He added: “I like Vector. Not only because its control ability, ergonomic design, but also due to its multimedia functions and powerful DMX output. It is easy to operate, and the system is very stable”
Check out the full story and more photos on Compulite’s website.
Lighting programmer Tof Leuba recently had some good things to say about Compulite’s Vector consoles.
From Lighting and Sound America’s March 2010 issue – “Compulite Controls Lighting For Besix Group’s Centennial Show.”
I have been working with Compulite for more than 15 years; I like working with the Vector because it’s easy to patch, easy to change the devices when needed, and offers very quick and intuitive programming of the show.
For more information about Compulite Vector consoles check out our Compulite page for PDF literature and more: Compulite Vector and Dlite