Details about the v0.7 Software Release
Firmware v0.7 - 11/10/2022 - Color Space Profile Release
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- New Profiles for Video/Media: VRGB and RGBVW
The 0.7 profiles were created with LED Volume pixel mapping in mind and what is known as Image Based Lighting. When pixel-mapping DMX data, the RGB values that you're sending to the lights are set in a certain colorspace, which is usually defined by how that video media was transcoded (i.e. Rec709, sRGB, Linear, etc).
With firmware v0.7, you can now control the Colorspace of the light to match the playback media with a single DMX parameter along with control of Global Parameters in our new pixel mapping profiles.
These new colorspaces are called VRGB (Video RGB) and RGBVW (RGB Variable White).
With RGBVW, it is per-pixel control over RGB, CCT and +/- Green with control of Global Parameters such as Spectrum, Colorspace and Output level.
With VRGB, we move CCT and +/- Green into the Global Parameter column to minimize the dmx footprint of the profile.
Furthermore, these Colorspaces make use of two different color engines inside of our new profiles. These color engines are called Absolute Hue and Relative Colorimetric.
- New Color Engines: Absolute Hue and Relative Colorimetric
Absolute Hue is our RGBX color engine that give you the maximum capabilities of the LED diode set. When this color engine is at 100% saturation the color temperature (CCT) has no bearing on the light's color output. This is how manufacturers traditionally saturate light inside their fixtures.
The Relative Colorimetric engine is x/y calibrated. So when the light is 100% saturated the color temperature (CCT) is calculated into final output. This means when you're changing the colorspace parameter (to Rec709, sRGB or Linear) you are in this new Relative Colorimetric engine where we maximize SSI (Spectral Similarity Index) within the color space you've selected.
Finally, we've merged all this into a new VRGB profile (Profile 62) that has just Red, Green and Blue locked to a whitepoint of D6500 in Rec709 while giving you the Relative Colorimetric engine (X/Y under the hood) in a simple RGB profile. So you can get all the color engine benefits and maximizes fixture count per universe of DMX at the same time.
Why is all this important?
When receiving video footage that will be output to your lights, it may not know what colorspace that footage was transcoded in. So the user can now change the colorspace of the lights on the fly via a single DMX parameter. This means more accurate and more precise color reproduction from your pixel-mapped media.
- TimoTwo Update over USB
Now with 0.7, you have the ability to update your RR and RR 2's CRMX chip over USB.
This simplifies the update process where you no longer need to update each light individually over Bluetooth. (But you still can if you need to)
When you download the 0.7 update, also download the TimoTwo file from our site. Copy both files onto a USB-C Drive and put the light into Update Mode. After it updates to firmware v0.7, the light will reboot and let you know it found a new TimoTwo firmware and automatically update.
Then you can be up and running with CRMX2 for the Stardust.
All future TimoTwo updates will be that simple.
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- New sACN Priorities
When there are two controllers on the same network sending out sACN, the lights will now honor the higher-priority packet.
For example: If one console is set to a priority of 110 and the other console is set to a priority of 100, the lights will listen to the console's output with priority 110.
- Extra Dimming Steps to Low End of manual dimming
There are now additional dimming steps in Manual Mode below 12% intensity. This allows you to dim fractionally between intensity percentages below 12%.
- New Fixture Number Abilities
When a fixture number is set in the light, it will display the number as large as possible on the screen when the display goes to sleep. Then, when the user presses enter, it will display the Normal status screen. Users can set the fixture number from 1 to 9999.99
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- New Auto Lead/Follow Pairing
Lead follow is the manual operation of one light to control many. When you setup your leader to control wirelessly, any light it is paired to will now automatically be set as a follower. This is an easier setup to get lead/follow operation running via wireless control.
When a light receives a wireless CRMX pairing signal, and it receives a “Lead/Follow packet”, if the light is not in any follow mode it will automatically set to Follow 1.
- New Preset IP addresses for Setting Static IP
When controlling lights via sACN or Art-Net, if you're using Unicast you will have to set a static IP for each and every light on the network. So we've added IP Presets to easily pre-fill your IP address.
- Full RDM Implementation
- Update the RGB White point to 6500K in Profiles 3, 8, 15, 33, 38, 45
- Improved UI on the Color Status Screen.
- Add Page Labels to Wired and wireless substatus screens
- Output Mode updates on Status screen when changed via DMX parameter
- Rainbow Effect at low Intensity shows dark pixels
- When Resetting to default, Effects will be set to Off
Full Release notes can be found HERE