Full system requirements are given below.
We recommend that this beta version of Designer 2.5 is used for evaluation only. For live projects we recommend using the latest official release of Designer 2.
Designer 2.5 is the next major evolution of the Designer 2 software, bringing many new features, improvements, tweaks, and bug fixes.
For a full list of all the new features and improvements in the Designer 2.5 software, see below or the New In 2.5 tab within the software.
Support for the new Pharos Director software.
Director is the powerful new solution for coordinating and choreographing city-wide or campus installations made up of multiple Pharos systems/controllers. Designer projects are imported into Director where all the LPC pixel matrices and VLC content targets are available for placing on a huge canvas. This creates a panorama of all the installations, onto which video can then be simply applied to the whole ‘location’. An intuitive built-in calendar allows for easy scheduling of events.All Pharos controllers supported
New keyboard modifiers and shortcuts: Various enhancements and additions:
New IO Modules: Additional plugs-ins available in 2.5, including:
Online IO module library: A new online repository for IO Modules has been added, allowing you to download new modules directly within Designer. This can be accessed from the Download option within the Modules panel.
New timeline presets: Gradient Mesh preset for pixel matrices
Numerous existing presets now available for VLCs
New crossfades: New options to select alternate profiles for crossfading intensity and colour within the a preset transition
Timeline audio: Stored audio files (and video files containing audio) can be placed on a timeline for fully synchronised audio playback utilising all our standard show control functionality, supported via Stereo line out and SPDIF on the LPC X (R2 only), VLC and VLC+ hardware.
Trigger re-numbering: Triggers can now easily be renumbered, reflecting their current order if you have moved them up or down in the trigger list. You can select all your triggers or just selected subsets, choose the start number and include or exclude Enqueue Trigger actions
New Output Disabled condition: following the introduction of the Disable Output action in Trigger, this new condition allows that state to be tested and actions set depending on status
Hide trigger: Check box option to exclude certain triggers from appearing to clients in the web interface Control tab and Director playlists
*Please note: these features are offered as a technical preview for experimentation only, and are therefore not actively supported. Documentation and full support will become available at a later date.
Intel Core i3 processor or above
1GB free hard disk space
1024×768 screen resolution
OpenCL 1.2 graphics support (for VLC/VLC+ simulation)
Network connection (for connecting to Pharos hardware)
Microsoft Windows 7/8/10 (32/64bit)
Apple Mac OS X 10.7.x (Mountain Lion) – 10.12.x (Sierra)
Intel Core i5 processor or above
1920×1080 screen resolution