2011
02.01

- Live -

PHOENIX4 LIVE

New in Phoenix4 Live:

Output quality
The output has never been brighter on your laser and the movements of the animation were more fluid before than with Phoenix4. Enjoy the animations in revised output quality. Get the maximum out of your animations and impress your audience as they have never seen it before.

Animation optimization
The newly added global animation and trickfilm individual optimization allows you to set the optimum number of points also for the smallest angle of an animation or trickfilm.

Corner optimization
Set crispy sharp edges at your figures. Adjust for all animations, or for individual figures the detail precision that fits best to the performance of your scanner system. Optimize your shows in every detail.

Quick Import menu
Now you can create your runtext text, your laser animation and your logo as fast as never before, or import an existing laser-animation directly from the surface. Two clicks will lead you to the most frequently used functions for the creation of new animations.

Key Export / Import
Whole animations, including the figures used in the catalog can now be exported and imported in the Phoenix key format directly from and to a Phoenix4 LiveShow. This way all animations can now be quickly and easily exchanged between different Phoenix4 LiveShows.

User-Interface customization
So that you come quicker to awsome results in your daily business with the many functions now, we have overworked the surface and the menus in some places use them even more user-friendly. So you get an even quicker overview and access to the necessary functions.

Show Default
Save yourself the recurring loading of your LiveShow after launching the program and set your favorite LiveShow as the default show. This show will automatically be opened and is directly available to you for further operation. Every mode (default, Akai, laser harp) loads a specially adapted standard show.

Review of the effectpalette
The effect palette of the animation surface was checked for the essential functions and to reorganized. A sound effect had been added that allows to use an audio file in WAV and MP3 format in the animation. So it is even easier to program your own little laser shows.

Color assignment
With the new simple color-assignment the color management is set in a jiffy. Regardless if you use a RGB, RGY, RGBY, Single Color, Six Color laser projector. With a single click you do your color adjustment and enjoy to the corresponding color mapping.
The readjustment to your personal taste, is still possible of course, via the color matrix at the “Advanced Settings”. By using special test patterns the adjustment of color palettes is done in no time.

Scanner specifications
Now set the scanner settings used by your scanners with just one click in your laser projector. As an experienced user, you will still be able to manually control the scanner parameters.

Visual Safety Zones
If you could you come to sensitive devices or critical areas with your animations at your show, we recommend setting the security zones. With now 32 safety zones, it is as easy as never before, to set them for these areas. By visual feedback, you can protect sensitive areas against damage in a few seconds by excluding them from the laser output.

BasePicEditor
The redesigned user interface allows a more intuitive creation and editing of laser figures. With simultaneous real-time output and visual editing tools, you get to a variety of tools for your creative work at your fingertips. Whether you draw an image by your hand or let the automatic image-lase conversion do the work for you – is up to you. With additional subsequent optimization features you always get to impressive results.

Runtext
Discover a whole new way to represent your runtext. Let your 2 dimensional texts float through the room in a 3D impression. Take now advantage of the flexible concept of the curves, for an entirely new presentation of text messages. By the real-time calculation you can make any adjustments at any time to the runtext animation type and the text.

Media converter
Through extensive review of the tracing algorithms, the processing speed and export quality could be increased many times over. This makes it easy for you to process personal logo or that of your customers for a laser output. In the optional version the processing of video, vector files and flash files with export of multi-frame animation is possible beyond that.

Easy-Quick Setup
Start right away – without much effort for settings – do it now with the new Easy-Quick Setup. Let us guide you through the key settings during initial program start – to create a stunning laser-live show from the beginning.

LaserHarp Mode
Surprise your audience newly and become a virtuoso of laser, light and sound. The ProLight laser harp allows you to present and control your live performance by laser-generated, rainbow-colored harp strings. The specially adapted surface in PHOENIX4 LIVE supports you effectively in your artistic presentation.

Display brightness
With the display brightness control you can reduce the screen brightness in 3 steps to allow a comfortable working in dark environments.

Take Over Mode
The takeover mode allows smoother effect value changes, by using a MIDI or DMX controller for manipulating different animations. Your live shows will look even more fluid and harmonious.

Static Effect
The static property of animation fixes the animation for output, so that it can be easily output alongside other animations. A must, especially for logos or messages that should be permanently visible and if “add animation” function is not required permanently.

FX for all animations
With enabling the checkbox “for all FX animations” you can now change the position of the control cross and the color on the color wheel for all the connected laser at once from the surface.

Save Start Mode
Have you made a mistake when programming your automatically starting LiveShow (see default-show) and now Phoenix4 LIVE starts no longer as normal, you can save yourself with the Save Start function. If the F8 key is pressed during start-up screen Phoenix4 LIVE is opened with an empty show so you can perform the necessary corrections for a successful startup.

DMX runtime
Determine now next to a runtime interval also the duration of the DMX signal in Phoenix4 LIVE, as it is best-known from your DMX hardware.

MIDI load / store
For all those who work in private and on tour with various external MIDI devices to control DMX, the ability to store the MIDI / DMX settings is now provided in Phoenix4 LIVE. You can create your personal MIDI / DMX presets and use them in any Phoenix4 LIVE installation with which you work then.

3D Preview
At the 3D Live Preview in Phoenix4 LIVE the laser can now be arranged, by moving the preview by the way you would see it at the event itself. To get a more realistic effect room impression of your live show directly.

Improvents on MIDI-DMX control
The control by external MIDI / DMX devices has been overworked for faster access. Now the animation banks can triggered sequential forward and backward via one channel, as well as the animation can be choosen faster and more accurate about a two-channel matrix.

Phoenix4 Live is an intuitive-to-operate laser software helping you to easily and quickly write your software for your own laser and DMX devices without any lengthy practising to get to know the software. Choose from more than 600 pre-programmed effects, complement them with your own programmed effects, logos, lettering and running texts and create a sensational and unique laser show. The programming is done by means of a real-time timeline, which allows you to keep track of things and synchronise the single elements in the most perfect way.

Every single effect may take as long as 10 minutes and can be allocated to one or many ( up to 8 ) laser projectors in real-time. The single effects can be allocated to the laser beamers either in a fixed or variable mode.


More than 10 interactive controls are there for you to alter the effects directly and during data output. Add colour gradients to your show, work with strobe and rotating effects or move around along all axes. Several transition effects allow you to make the transition between the single effects as smooth as possible. Furthermore, by using the Phoenix4 Live, you can control several fog machines simultaneously or successively and thus add another highlight to your event. You can store up to 880 complete animations / effects per show. Inform your audience during the running show about the lawww.news or add attraction to your advertisements.

The SMS-4-Laser tool, which is included in the delivery, allows you to allocate text messages sent from your common mobile phone or an USB-UMTS-web-stick directly to a laser (Apple IPhone use comming soon…).


The optional PDA function provides even more flexibility in operating the equipment. It can be used to also control all Phoenix4 Live functions from a PDA or iPhone. Get yourself the necessary leverage to be able to move freely and view your show from different angles and control your show from all corners of the location. Or take advantage of the opportunity to plug in Midi devices, such as the brand-new Akai APC-40 or the ProLight Laser-Harp, to get the utmost professionalism when accessing your Phoenix4 Live. The sound-to-laser function assists the laser jockey to automatically match the rhythm of the music with the effects or automatically trigger alternating laser effects.

Hardware requirements

- Window PC with Windows XP, VISTA, Windows 7 (32 Bit & 64 Bit) or Windows 8 (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
(No official support for virtual environments and Mac platform)
- min. 2 GHZ (recommended: Duocore 2×2 GHZ), 2GB RAM memory (recommended 4GB), 10 GB harddisk, 128MB Graphics Card (recommended 512MB) with OpenGL and DirectX 9.0 (or higher)- 15“ Monitor with at least XGA (1024×768) resolution (recommended 1240×1024) to work on 2 monitor.- Keyboard, Mouse (possibly Touchscreen for LIVE)

Optional:
- Touchscreen
- External DMX-Desk
- Midi-Keyboard et cetera
- AKAI APC40
- ProLight Laser Harph
- Joysticks
- DMX-Devices of any kind (In & out)