Updates for the app include the control of third party luminaires including manually added fixtures, no RDM required, and empty DMX slot suggestion.
ARRI has announced new features to Stellar 2, its lighting control app. Third-party products can now be controlled with Stellar 2. Other features, such as grouping, have become much more convenient making setups faster and more flexible.
Stellar 2 promises to control luminaires from other manufacturers including Litegear, Astera, and Kino Flo. A set of generic dimmers can be set up to work with tungsten lights (on a DMX dimmer). With Stellar 2, the correct DMX addresses can be assigned to the luminaires in only a couple of steps.
If any fixture needs to be swapped out, possibly due to malfunction, it can be easily exchanged without affecting the setup. A re-scan will detect it if the fixture has not been in your setup before.
With Stellar 2, users can now group fixtures with different CCT ranges. The fixture with the smallest range takes precedence while all the other ranges are cropped.
Stellar 2 promises to accommodate a variety of unique requirements. Users can apply their personal value as the default intensity by simply storing it as a favourite in the app settings. The intensity will also remain at the same level throughout all modes.
If a fixture can provide these RDM functionalities, temperature and mode information will be displayed in the fixture setups.
In Stellar 2, several smaller enhancements have been introduced as well including a trial phase expiry warning, smoother looks application when no colour mode change is necessary, improved connectivity handling, presets that apply on different fixtures, and minor usability, layout, and stability improvements.