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Light-O-Rama version 5.1.4 released

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Today we released production version 5.1.4 of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite.  This is an official production release, not a beta release. 

S5 is the first software from Light-O-Rama that is designed from the ground up to work with mega-pixel displays.  S5 can also be used for non-pixel displays, but you may wish to stay with S4 for this season as S5 is a big change.  During this change over, we will continue to maintain BOTH S4 and S5.

S5 fully integrates the Pixel Editor, Sequence Editor, and Visualizer into a single program and adds many enhancements to help you program large channel count stages.  S5 uses a different methodology called 'Visual Sequencing' to create amazing sequences and has new automatic programming tools called 'Motion Effects' that will speed your sequencing.  For more information on S5, please see the "Sequencer (Showtime 5)" section of our Tutorials and PDFs page on our main website.

Help documentation is not yet complete for this version, however we expect to release it shortly.  The latest S5 help can always be found online here:  http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.1.4/help/

We also will be creating S5 based tutorial videos in the near future.  

How to check if your license covers this version

To check whether or not your license covers this version, please go to the license retrieval page, and enter your email address (the one you purchased your license with). An email should then be sent to you with information about your license. The "Summary" section of the email will tell you whether or not your license covers the latest version.

If the email says...

  • Your license covers the latest version, 5.1.*.

... then your license already covers this version.  You can use it without making any additional purchase.  Please note, though, that your computer may not yet understand that your license covers this version, so when you install, it might tell you that you are running in Demo mode.  In this case, simply reactivate your license (for example, via "Upgrade Light-O-Rama" on the Sequence Editor's "Help" menu), and your computer will then learn that your license is valid for this version.

On the other hand, if the email instead says...

  • Your license does not cover the latest version, 5.1.*.

... then your license does not cover this version.  In that case, you have several options:

 

Upgrading or Renewing Your License

(1) You can continue using whatever version your license does cover (for example, perhaps your license covers version 4.1).

(2) If you want to take this opportunity to increase your license level to take advantage of additional features, you can purchase a license level upgrade.  This counts as a license renewal too - that is, your license will now work with this new version (and some future versions too).  So, if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal.

(3) If you already own a Light-O-Rama license, but you do not currently own Light-O-Rama SuperStar, or if you want to upgrade SuperStar to a higher number of CCRs/channels, you could purchase or upgrade SuperStar.  This also counts as a license renewal for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite, so if you do this, there is no reason to also purchase a license renewal.  Please note that you must already own a license for the rest of the Light-O-Rama software suite in order to take this option.

(4) If you do not want to purchase a license level upgrade or Light-O-Rama SuperStar, you can purchase a license renewal.  Your license will now work with the new version (and some future versions too), at the same license level as it currently does.  For example, if you have an Advanced license, it will remain an Advanced license, but it will now cover the new version of software.

What's New in Version 5.1.4

Much of the documentation for S5 has been completed, however there are still some rough edges and missing information.  Please keep this in mind.

Several new options and effects have been added to Superstar's Auto Sequence tool including effects 'Folding Ricochet', 'Snake Up/Down', along with options to 'Skip Inactive Grid Squares' as well as 'Average the Time Length of Effects'.

The Sequencer now sends the current timing grid to SuperStar when inserting a SuperStar effect. This allows SuperStar to display the same timings as the Sequencer.

Many Bug Fixes.

How To Get the Latest Version

You can download the new version from the software download page. If that page lists a different version number as the lastest version, please click your browser's refresh button.

Thank You!

Many thanks to the help and support all of our beta and release candidate testers gave us for the last year!  Without you, S5 would not be what it is today!

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