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Thread: Phoenix LIVE version 3.3 is now available

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    Thumbs up Phoenix LIVE version 3.3 is now available

    http://www.phoenix-showcontroller.de/en/

    Please note that this upgrade is not free - it will cost you around £85 depending on the exchange rate. (The last free update to Phoenix 3 (V3.25) was issued in May.)

    Updating is by email - once you have paid, you will be sent a program to run on your computer, this generates a key file from your dongle that you send back, you are then sent the program that will update your dongle. The new version of the software won't run until the dongle update is completed. All pretty painless, and you can't blame them for protecting their intellectual property.

    New features include :


    • Intuitive handling of laser live software
    • Choose from more than 300 pre-programmed effects
    • Store up to 880 complete animations / effects per show
    • Output to up to 8 individual laser projectors
    • 8 time matrix output in real time (allocation of projectors in real time applies for every effect)
    • Chaser function for laser projectors (that is, a running light function) individual effects can also be programmed in no time
    • Many powerful functions from PHOENIX PRO, such as Hiddenlines, Masking, Scanlimits, Sparkling, Strobes, up to 30 layers per effect, colour morphing, morphing of images, etc.
    • Each effect may take as long as 10 minutes
    • Time line programming
    • Allows fixed and variable allocation of lasers for every effect
    • Allows DMX Interface for interactive control of external DMX controllers. For this, all functions and parts come with a unique starting address
    • DMX-out (8 x 512 DMX-Channels)
    • DMX Quick Access buttons for quick programming of chasers, moving heads, strobes, silver screens, etc.
    • FOG button – with up to 24 DMX channels ( that is, several fog machines can be programmed to be controlled either simultaneously, or successively)
    • Sound-to-sound laser function with individual adjustment of bpm for every single effect
    • Auto run for laser effects
    • 10 interactive sliders to directly change effects during data output, such as colour gradients, strobe effects, movements along all axes, scan-speed adjustments and many more
    • Transition effects between 2 effects (cross-over effects)
    • Group and preset buttons
    • Time line for creation of scenes for smaller shows
    • SMS-to-laser for free is included and may be used with conventional IPhones
    • Can also be used via PDA (optional function)
    • Up to 8 effect buttons can be pushed and held simultaneously through Multi-Effect-Hold
    • Midi devices, such as Midi keyboards, are preinstalled for use
    • Perfect support of the novel Akai APC-40 Midi device with own surface
    • Individual scan settings for up to 8 laser projectors with 3 projection worlds for each of them, including colour adjustments, scan settings, safety zones, sizes and positions as well as geometric corrections along all axes (including trapped and clipping zones)
    • Intelligent beam table with 50 single beams, with rotating squares and own pictures being definable as beam as well (perfect for disco balls…). Thus, the beams can always and quickly be adjusted to your new location – no need to pick every single effect again!
    • Multilingual – new languages can be added very quickly
    • The graphics of programming surfaces can be adjusted individually
    • Pic Edit to be replaced by P-CAD editing software

    I had a few problems getting the initial release of this to install, but got a lot of friendly email support from Boris, the programmer. He's since released an updated version as of 13 August, which is much better and includes improved Windows 7 support. Please note that you must also do a firmware update for the USB-DAC so that it is running the latest version. I am told that a new, updated manual in English will be available soon!

    Trial versions and Tutorials are downloadable from their website.

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    very unhappy customer here with having to pay for an update i dont really want
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    im not going to comment on the pay to update thing

    but why do you need to pay for the update if you dont want the new features ??

    just download version 3.25

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    the previous versions were very buggy, often crashing on me

    i was also in communication with this Boris guy, i sent an email saying i was a bit unhappy about all this and i got the most rude and defensive emails replied back to me

    ZERO chance i will buy anything from them again and i would warn anyone before making a purchase also
    Last edited by majorlee; 08-27-2010 at 03:03.
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    are you using win7 or vista if so there is your trouble
    i never went past xp and every thing works fine no crashes at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by VJ AIWAZ View Post
    are you using win7 or vista if so there is your trouble
    i never went past xp and every thing works fine no crashes at all
    i am using xp on my laptop and was many many problems and bugs

    i have tried installing it on my win7 desktop to do some testing and installed ok but not fully tested it out yet, i find you experiment in the field and realise the problems from there

    quick question...so i have version 2, can i still run version 3 as well?
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    no i never had version 2

    i have 3 copies of pro plus + live all version 3

    the only cool thing about version 2 is that you can use the old easylase (and probably the sound card hack)

    version 3 is locked into the easylase 2 but not just any easylase 2 you need to use the phoenix only one as they locked it to there own dac

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    when i d/l the demo it wouldnt work, i also could not update the firmware either in win7
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    well i cant comment on why you couldn't get the demo to work but i would say stay away from win7 at all cost at least till thy get it right maybe service pack 2 or 3

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    i have great results with win7 personally, why u say stay away?
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