Clarity v2.4.1 and LX Service Pack 21 Released PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 00:00

A new release of Clarity software and a corresponding new service pack for Clarity LX consoles are both now available.

This is a minor update for LX consoles and Windows/Mac. (v2.4.1 - r 6219)

Details of the minor/major changes are listed below.

The service pack can be applied to all LX consoles.
This software update can be applied to all Windows computers and Mac computers running OSX 10.8 or later
We urge all users to update to this release.
If you encounter any issues applying this Service Pack then please contact your local LSC support person.

Note that each software release includes the latest user manuals and the latest fixture library as at the time of release. However, users should be aware that more up to date Fixture Libraries may be available and users should check on this site.

The latest Clarity v2.4.1 software can be downloaded from here  and  Service Pack 21 can be downloaded from here.


New Features (v2.4.1)

Change the colour of an icon in Rig View

It is now possible to change the colour of a fixture icon in the Rig View screens. This can be used to show the Gel colour of a conventional fixture, or for logical grouping of fixtures (e.g. Wash lights = Red, Spots = Blue). This new function is available from the right-click menu of the RigView screen. The colours are set per fixture, per screen – allowing you to use different colours on each rig view if desired.


Fade time for keypad [On] button

When pressing the [On] button the selected channels are now faded up over 1 second to the programmed On level. This protects the lamps from blowing due to filament shock, as well reducing in-rush current which can cause nuisance tripping of Circuit Breakers. The fade time can be altered via the advanced.opt file. The fade time only applies to the [On] button, using the numbers and/or the full button still snaps the level, allowing users to choose the desired behaviour.


Use the [Delete] button to clear playbacks / Action buttons

It is now possible to use the [Delete] button on LX consoles to clear assignments to both playbacks and Action buttons. Hold down the [Delete] button and tap on a playback select button or an Action Button to clear the selection. The cleared item is not deleted from the memory, so can be reassigned at any time.


Set a show as ‘Read Only’

A new option has been added to the Show menu. If the ‘Show is Read Only’ option is ticked, then it is not possible to save over the show. This is ideal for show files that must remain unchanged. If the user tries to save any changes then the ‘Save As’ dialog appears, forcing them to save with a new name, thus preserving the original ‘master’ show.


Configure if the defaults presets/palettes are loaded when Clarity starts

We have changed the way that the option to load default presets/palettes is controlled. A new option has been added to the Show/Settings menu. When ‘Skip default Presets’ is ticked, the default Preset/Palettes will not be loaded when Clarity starts and/or loads a show file.



Updated to the latest Carallon fixture library - Rev 13.1.399

Bug Fixes

• CLR-xxxx done: Report an error if attempt to load a 2.3 show into 2.4 without a legacy library installed
• CLR-xxxx fixed: Mac Aura (and others) patch with separate global and main-beam sections, that should be combined
• CLR-1679 fixed: Clone dialog doesn't show all sections of a compound fixture
• CLR-1729 fixed: Crash with custom fixture that contains a patch split
• CLR-1727 fixed: Undocking some windows (rig, performance) results in blank sections of windows on LX
• CLR-1726 fixed: Stopping a no-base dynamic sets the channel to 0 instead of default (so pan/tilt go to -100% for example)
• CLR-1725 fixed: Crash when using home + home beam shortcut
• CLR-1718 fixed: Imported shows appear twice in the recent files drop-down, one of which is in the temporary 'import' location
                           (and is not removed if the imported show is later deleted) 
• CLR-1719 fixed: Select all after odd/even does not operate as the user expects. 
                           - renamed it to Reset Next/Prev - added a Reset Odd/Even function
• CLR-xxxx fixed: New time presets now start with number 1 rather than 3. 
• CLR-xxxx fixed: The number entered in the record time preset dialog is ignored.
• CLR-1696 fixed: VX wing fonts are unreadable on Mac (El Capitan onwards)
• CLR-991 fixed:   Programmer undo view does not stay visible on LX consoles
                           - also added press-and-hold Undo (LX soft menu) to show undo view
• CLR-1705 fixed: Cannot patch additional fixtures of the same type to a v2.3 show in v2.4
• CLR-1711 fixed: Fixture editor crashes when deleting more than one existing slot.
• CLR-1717 fixed: Fixtures with Master Intensity don't map that channel to faders
                           - LX Universal Intensity param control now controls Master Intensity instead of Intensity if possible
                           - Programmer window generic intensity control targets Master Intensity as well as Intensity
                             (not possible to match behaviour of LX Universal controls)
• CLR-xxxx fixed: Tentative fix for fixture editor to address channel ordering issues on copied fixtures
• CLR-1685 fixed: Deleted cues with a MIDI trigger still play
• CLR-1100 fixed: Additive sub master does not notice changes to the group it is controlling
• CLR-1508 fixed: Mark Cue fade times reset to default if any cue in the cuelist is edited.
• CLR-1698 fixed: In Timeline window, Pressing [Clear] crashes Clarity if there is no timeline loaded
• CLR-1203 fixed: Changing the rate of a dynamic on LX consoles reset the rate to the default value
• CLR-1236 fixed: Go-while-release used the fade out instead of the fade in time
• CLR-xxxx done: Relaced press & hold behaviour for soft menu config to also work on non-blank buttons
• CLR-1594 fixed: Some soft menu shortcuts for palette window switch to wrong tab
• CLR-1434 fixed: Non-tracking cuelists play in tracking mode when edited
• CLR-1684 fixed: Some compound RGB(AW) fixtures are no longer able to be added to Pixel Matrixes

Many thanks to our team of dedicated Beta Testers and loyal users who have helped us find and eradicate these bugs.




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