Categories

Blog

Capture 2020 Launch

Some of the Best Features of Captures New Lighting Software

Capture Visual Studio logo

This year the capture team have placed their focus on a few key areas to make big improvements to their already outstanding software.

Some areas in the spotlight:

  • Connectivity
  • Design
  • Reporting
  • Rendering
  • Visualisation

So without further delay let's take a closer look at some of their key features in this year's version and see how they could benefit you.

Great News for EOS Users

EOS and Capture 2020 users will be able to take advantage of enhanced connectivity that allows you to automatically connect EOS control software running on the same computer, and can easily be set up to work across machines by simply entering its IP address. This means that when using corresponding fixture channels you can now get bi-directional feedback for pan/tilt and improved channel selection via the OSC-based console link.

Not yet an EOS User?

There’s Good news for you too! Improvements to file exchange and cross-platform exports mean that you can still easily share your files in a format that suits your workflow. Packaging of presentations, exports for both Mac and Windows operating systems happens simultaneously creating a convenient Zip file, so whatever you’re presenting on you’ll have a file to suite.

One of the new simpler sounding features may not seem particularly exciting at first glance, but the ability to import vectorised pdf files is certainly one I am glad to hear is now included. I’m sure this will really help a few of us in those rare occasions where we’ve misplaced our working files and can only locate a pdf.

Design Tools Take Center Stage

Perhaps the focal point of this new release is the design tools and features have taken center stage with marked improvements to a range of areas letting you unleash your creativity uninhibitedly.

Material mapping regions allowing for the precise handling of video content. With regions that can be defined and finely adjusted within material mapping mode letting you get as close to perfection as possible. If you want to bolster the appearance of your video content you can now explore what this would look like using the new texture generator modes for LED pixel strips; RGBW, IRGB and IRGBW.

Other notable additions:

  • Revised DMX patch modes for cameras, including field of view / zoom control.
  • Fixture groups for organisation and quick selection.
  • Snappers make it possible to construct items that assemble in custom ways.
  • New scene commands for easier management of object location and visibility across scenes.
  • Conversion of imported line style truss to pipes.

An easy to use library of drag and drop, adjustable, focus planes can be used to provide visual guidance, that when selected in live view can be toggle between hidden, wireframe, solid and heat map. This in conjunction with direct access to the ambient light level from the control pane lets you create environments that are rich with all the detailed illumination information required. On the topic of information, this release boasts a completely reworked editor for unlimited configuration options.

High Performance Visuals

Rendering is often a grueling task for software and hardware alike. For 2020 particular care has been taken to improve performance with the results being described as ‘dramatic’. Rendering settings have been replaced with one that constantly adapts the quality to the performance of your computer. These improvements are a great addition alongside the new 4K rendering of movie snapshots and HDR stills (to EXR in ACEScg / ACES AP1). The best part is that all this can now be viewed on a completely uncluttered full screen mode for windows users.

Make sure you get updates as they’re released by following Capture at Facebook.com/capture.se


Related Products

Double Up and Get Two Universes of Wireless DMX From One Box!

Wireless Solutions firmware version 3.5 allows existing users to get more from their existing boxes.If increasing creative needs, less time, and tightening budgets are causing greater demand on your wireless system, having more could be becoming less of an option and more of a basic requirement. With this in mind, if you are an existing [...]

Read More


Small Order, Big Impact – Bailes and Light Wow Glasto with a Little Help from WL

Festivals can be a harsh environment for equipment so the need for robust and dependable gear is of the upmost importance. WL was recently approached by Ben Bailes of Bailes + Light to supply some last minute additions for the Greenpeace Field at Glastonbury 2019. Neatly hidden away, two Pixelators and some 30+ Plinks worked hard to bring their stunning [...]

Read More


The FLX Console

Time to Be Creative The Zero 88 FLX lighting console lets you focus on what's important to you, allowing your creative side to shine bright. With specific considerations for live events, touring productions, multipurpose venues, theatres and educational applications it’s sure to meet your needs. So whatever your ability level the FLX series of desks have [...]

Read More


Could 2019 be the year you reduce your use of PVC tape?

Getting those easy wins out of the way early is a great way to stay motivated, so reducing your use of PVC tape should definitely be an addition to your list of new year's resolutions. With 2018 now behind us we can reflect on what was great about the last year and spend some time looking [...]

Read More


Seasons Greetings!

The time for cheer and goodwill can often bring a little stress, but the good news is we’re on hand to help! Let it Snow! With the UK’s last recorded white Christmas being in 2010 I know one thing for sure, you can’t count on the weather! So if you’d like to take out some of the [...]

Read More


The Performer 3 by Rat Stand

History Rat stand have long been a leading name in the opera industry with their creation of an all-new illuminated music stand. Always with the needs of the performer in mind, and insisting on exacting standards of build quality, RAT Stand are the preferred choice for leading music venues around the world. One of the newest additions to the Rat Stand [...]

Read More


The Hog 4 Consoles

Why Hog? High End Systems’ Hog consoles pioneered the world of large scale automated lighting control. They have enduring loyalty from programmers worldwide. The Hog 4 was built around the way you work, which leads to legendary ease of use. Its tools are designed for programming efficiency, which means even advanced features like pixel-mapping and plot [...]

Read More


Adopt A Pre-Loved Infinity ACL-M

After bringing light to so many people lives at events all over the country. We at White Light believe that every fitting should find a good and loving home. Our featured fixture this week is the Coemar Infinity ACL-M. Please note this fixture enjoys company so will be provided with another Coemar Infinity ACL-M in a sturdy flight case to [...]

Read More


ROSCO Gobo Design Contest

Do you have an eye for design and love for lighting? This is your opportunity to become part of the Rosco Gobo Catalog! Rosco’s patterns are featured in projects around the world and your design could be included. If you have a gobo design that you feel would be useful to designers globally, they want to see it! Read [...]

Read More



Back to Top