Quasar Science have included a range of benefits for virtual productions in firmware v0.7 for Rainbow 2 and Double Rainbow LED fixtures

Quasar Science Introduces New Enhanced Pixel Mapping Profiles for Virtual Production with New Firmware for Rainbow 2 and Double Rainbow Lights

New Profiles and Color Engines Deliver Precision Color Reproduction from Pixel-Mapped Data for Virtual Production

Quasar Science, a leading provider of advanced lighting solutions and a Videndum brand, has announced the release of a new firmware update for its popular Double Rainbow and Rainbow 2 RGBX linear LED fixtures. Firmware v0.7 is available for free from QuasarScience.com. It brings new features and improvements, including global parameter controls for image-based lighting.

The firmware update brings a range of benefits for virtual productions, featuring the first lighting profiles that include global parameters to set the color space and white point of input media. This allows users to match adjacent outputs, such as a video wall, for accurate and consistent rendering, providing unparalleled control over lighting in virtual environments.

“Global parameters for pixel mapping, such as white point, spectrum control and color space, are not available in traditional RGB profiles,” says Quasar Science CTO, Ben Dynice. “We have created these new DMX profiles specifically for pixel mapping for image-based lighting. Now, for example, users can change from pixel mapping a source video that is in REC709 to another source that uses traditional color management on the fly for more accurate and correctly balanced light.”

“Global parameters for pixel mapping, such as white point, spectrum control and color space, are not available in traditional RGB profiles,” says Quasar Science CTO, Ben Dynice. “We have created these new DMX profiles specifically for pixel mapping for image-based lighting. Now, for example, users can change from pixel mapping a source video that is in REC709 to another source that uses traditional color management on the fly for more accurate and correctly balanced light.”

Firmware v0.7 also introduces two new color engines for use with the new color spaces. Absolute Hue is an RGBX color engine that offers users the maximum capabilities of the LED diode set.

Relative Colorimetric is xy calibrated with color temperature (CCT) calculated into the output and maximized SSI (Spectral Similarity Index).

Other new features include the ability to update TimoTwo over USB, new sACN priorities to improve network management, fractional intensity dimming below 12%, Auto Lead/Follow pairing, and preset IP addresses for Unicast networking.

Improvements in the firmware update include full RDM implementation and improved UI and navigation.

Firmware v0.7 for Double Rainbow and Rainbow 2 fixtures is available as a free download at the Quasar Science website: https://www.quasarscience.com/pages/support-double-rainbow-and-rainbow-2

For a detailed explanation of the new update, visit https://help.quasarscience.com/rr-r2/0.7-software

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