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Luminair 3
A giant leap forward for professional-grade mobile lighting control
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Proven. Award Winning.
Luminair has been tested and proven in the field, and is used daily by some of the world's most talented lighting professionals working in live-entertainment, film and TV production, and more. Strongly praised for it's ease of use, mobility and power, it's no wonder that Luminair won Live Design magazine's 2012 Lighting Control Product of the Year award.
What is Luminair?
Luminair is the ultimate lighting control tool for live entertainment, film/tv production, architecture, and for anyone else who works with creative lighting. It's a full-featured lighting control platform, capable of controlling all DMX compliant gear including LED fixtures, conventional lighting, dimmers, media servers, and more, using any Art-Net or sACN to DMX interface.
Wireless connectivity allows you to be unchained from your gear. Luminair is built on top of open industry standards, and transmits DMX over Wi-Fi using Art-Net and/or sACN E1.31 protocols, so it's compatible with lots of existing DMX interfaces and other lighting gear.
State of the Art
Luminair works with more DMX hardware than any other mobile lighting control app, thanks to it's support for open industry standards such as Art-Net and sACN E1.31. This makes it compatible with most network-based DMX interfaces, as well as other gear like Media Servers and VJ apps.
Industry Standard
Hardware Manufacturers
Art-Net Hardware from:
Pathway Electronic Theatre Controls DMXking Enttec ELC Plus many more. Luminair works with all sACN E1.31 compliant hardware interfaces.
sACN E1.31 Hardware from:
Artistic Licence Pathway DMXking Enttec ELC Equipson Luminex MA Lighting Sand Systems Plus many more. Luminair works with all Art-Net compliant hardware and software.
Build sequences from the scenes you’ve created. Play back the sequence either from a button alongside other scenes, or within Sequnces mode.
Luminair projects and other related files can be synced between multiple iOS devices connected to the same iCloud account.
DMX Fixture Profiles
Sound Input / IAA
Universal, 64-Bit
Choose a profile from Luminair’s library of over 500 fixtures, or use the intuitive fixture profile creation tool in the add menu to create your own.
Use audio/microphone input or Inter-App audio directly from other IAA-capable apps to control sequence playback.
The same 64-bit app on any iOS 8 capable device. Luminair’s UI was carefully crafted to scale to all device resolutions for a familiar experience no matter the device.
Scenes
Touch ID
Easily create looks and switch between them at the tap of a button. Multiple scene choices include Basic, Merge, Sequences, and Input Snapshots.
Multi-touch Gestures
Volunteer Friendly
Multi-touch faders, two finger swipes to switch scenes, tap and hold to bump, and more gestures are used to improve user experience.
We've all been in a situation where someone else needs to control the lights. Relax, Luminair’s UI is easy enough for even novices to operate after initial project setup.
DMX FX Engine
Use the new Oscillator to automatically generate powerful FX. Different shape choices allow everything from gentle fades to on/off steps and more.
Tap Tempo
Tap to the beat with Luminair's tempo playback control. Great for when you want a steady rythym triggering scene changes and fades.
Draw Movements
Lockdown mode allows you to lock user-specfied sections of the app from unauthorized access, while allowing access to other parts. Great for permanant installations.
Sequences
Create new movements from templates like circle and figure 8, or draw your own path. Fine-tune using pinch and rotate gestures.
iCloud Sync
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Professional-grade tools must be designed to be ergonomic for extended use, and Luminair is up for the task.  Luminair’s user interface was designed to hide the complexity of an advanced lighting control platform behind the simplicity of beauftifully-designed, multi-touch friendly controls, while still allowing complete access to powerful customization options for power users. Tap an item on the lef to reveal more details.
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Main Menu
Luminair’s main menu contains options for selecting project files, accessing app Settings and Extras, as well as the option to enabled Lockdown mode on devices with Touch ID.
Add Menu
The add menu is where you can add new DMX fixtures or faders, Smart lights, as well as scenes to your project. Choose from Luminair’s included library of DMX fixtures, or use the simple, intuitive fixture creation tool to create a new custom profile for your fixture. Capture DMX snapshots from another console using the Art-Net input-port.
Controls/Sequences
Choose between output styles. Controls mode allows you to manipulate light values, apply FX to DMX parameters and build and edit scenes. Sequences mode allow you to work in a playlist format from the scens you’ve previoulsy created in controls mode. Users working in Theater generally prefer working in Sequences mode once they’ve built scenes.
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Luminair’s fader view allows you to set parameter levels, as well as choose colors and set XY positions where appropriate. Double-tap a fader’s name label or tap to hold and select Edit to diaply the Paremeter options panel.
Faders
Luminair’s scenes view displays a list of customizeable buttons that you can tap to activate different looks. Any changes made to the parameters in the faders view are automatically recorded into the active scene.
Scenes
Actions Menu
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The actions menu displays a list of options for working with parameters in the current active scene. MIDI Learn mode can also be enabled in the action menu.
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The master output control reveals a master fader for controlling the master percenatage for all lights and parameters in the current project.  A Blackout (Lights On/Off) toggle button is also displayed here. You can also view current DMX output levels, either within this view or via AirPlay, by selecting Monitor.
Master Output
Luminair’s Status view is where all network and MIDI configuration settngs are accessed.
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Status View
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Professional-grade tools must be designed to be ergonomic for extended use, and Luminair is up for the task.  Luminair’s user interface was designed to hide the complexity of an advanced lighting control platform behind the simplicity of beautifully-designed, multi-touch friendly controls, while still allowing complete access to powerful customization options for power users. Tap an item on the left to reveal more details.
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Main Menu
Luminair’s main menu contains options for selecting project files, accessing app Settings and Extras, as well as the option to enabled Lockdown mode on devices with Touch ID.
Add Menu
The add menu is where you can add new DMX fixtures or faders, Smart lights, as well as scenes to your project. Choose from Luminair’s included library of DMX fixtures, or use the simple, intuitive fixture creation tool to create a new custom profile for your fixture. Capture DMX snapshots from another console using the Art-Net input-port.
Controls/Sequences
Choose between output styles. Controls mode allows you to manipulate light values, apply FX to DMX parameters and build and edit scenes. Sequences mode allow you to work in a playlist format from the scenes you’ve previously created in controls mode. Users working in Theater generally prefer working in Sequences mode once they’ve built scenes.
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Luminair’s fader view allows you to set parameter levels, as well as choose colors and set XY positions where appropriate. Double-tap a fader’s name label or tap to hold and select Edit to display the Parameter options panel.
Faders
Luminair’s scenes view displays a list of customizable buttons that you can tap to activate different looks. Any changes made to the parameters in the faders view are automatically recorded into the active scene.
Scenes
Actions Menu
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The actions menu displays a list of options for working with parameters in the current active scene. MIDI Learn mode can also be enabled in the action menu.
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The master output control reveals a master fader for controlling the master percentage for all lights and parameters in the current project.  A Blackout (Lights On/Off) toggle button is also displayed here. You can also view current DMX output levels, either within this view or via AirPlay, by selecting Monitor.
Master Output
Luminair’s Status view is where all network and MIDI configuration settings are accessed.
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Status View
Make Luminair the centerpiece of an architectural lighting system. New scheduling features included in Luminair 3 allow you to schedule any scene or sequence to be triggered at a specific date and time. A simple user interface for adding and editing schedules makes it a breeze to set up daily triggers. Enabling Lockdown mode with Touch ID will prevent access from unauthorized users in premanent installations. Luminair also offers an optional “Schedule Pro” In-App purchase that unlocks a GPS-powered astronomical clock, as well as custom end triggers.
Trigger a specific Luminair scene or sequence when entering or leaving a region based upon GPS hardware location.
Opens up a wide range of external control capabilities to other apps installed on the local iOS device.
MSC + MTC*
iBeacons*
Trigger sequences and scenes via MIDI Show Control (MSC) and MIDI Timecode (MTC) Input. *Requires optional “MIDI Pro" In-App Purchase
URL
Configure up to 20 individual iBeacons to trigger independent Luminair scenes or sequences. *Requires optional "Location Pro" In-App Purchase
OSC
Key Commands
Use key commands on an external bluetooth keyboard to trigger actions like scene switching, sequence playback and more.
Hue tap Switch
Configure Luminair to trigger scenes, sequences, and other actions whenever a button on a Hue tap switch is pressed.
OSC Input
Opens up external control capabilities to any computer or device capable of sending OSC (Open Sound Control) messages.
Core MIDI
Geofences
Luminair supports MIDI Voice input messages, for remote control of faders, scene buttons, and many other actions such as Sequence playback.
URL Scheme
External Triggers
Watch Remote
Luminair Remote for Apple Watch is the ultimate wireless remote to use on-set, on stage, or wherever your lighting designs may take you. Select scenes and sequences, control sequence playback, turn lights on or off and more, right from the immediate comfort of your wrist. Luminair will even notify you when new events are scheduled to begin. Luminair Remote for Apple Watch currently requires an iPhone due to Apple Watch system requirements.
 
Smart Ready

One of the next logical steps in LED lighting control is the new generation of “smart” lighting systems. We think they can be utilized as design elements in things like film and TV production and architectural lighting, as well as by enthusiasts who'd like to mix and match different types of lights.

Create scenes, set up groups, with control over both Color Temperature and RGB levels, right alongside your DMX controlled lighting*. Luminair 3 currently supports Philips Hue systems. Also works with “Friends of Hue” products and Living Colors lamps.


Tech Specs

DMX

  • Real LTP faders
  • One Output Universe
    (512 channels)
  • One Input Universe
    (512 channels)
  • Supported Protocols
    • Art-Net
    • sACN E1.31 (output only)
  • Works with all Art-Net and sACN E1.31 compliant DMX interfaces
  • Requires a familiarity with the DMX standard


Smart Lights

  • Requires Philips Hue Starter Kit
  • See the following support document for details on limitations of Smart lights vs. DMX controllable gear
  • Also compatible with Philips "Friends of Hue" LightStrips and Bloom, as well as other Zigbee compatible Living Colours lamps, when connected to a Hue bridge
"Hue Personal Wireless Lighting" is a trademark owned by Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., see www.meethue.com for more information.

MIDI

  • Works with all Core-MIDI compliant iOS midi interfaces and controllers.
  • Works with Apple's USB Camera Connection Kit with external powered controllers and interfaces.
  • Works with MIDI over Wi-FI (RTP) and Bluetooth LE


Location/GPS

  • Up to 3 geofences supported in each Luminair project
  • Up to 20 iBeacons or Geofences supported with Location Pro In-App purchase
  • Geofences require iOS devices with built-in GPS hardware for best results


Wi-Fi

  • Works with any Wi-Fi router or access point
  • For ultimate portability, we recommend Apple AirPort Express. See the following setup guide for configuring AirPort Express for Art-Net interfaces

System/Devices

  • 64-bit, Universal app requires an iOS device running iOS 8 or greater
  • FX engine and movement generator require iPad 3rd-generation, iPhone 5, or iPod touch 5th generation or greater
  • Supports background iOS multitasking

Learning

  • Includes user manual in iBooks format on iPad, PDF format on iPhone and iPod touch
  • Includes an expanding library of streaming video overviews. Internet connection required for playback.

Questions?

Most common questions have been answered in the FAQ section of our Help Center.




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