Arri has announced an update to its lighting control app, Stellar.
Improvements in Stellar 2 mean that third-party products are now able to be controlled with the app. Other features, such as grouping have also become easier making setups faster.
Stellar 2 can control luminaires from other manufacturers including Litegear, Astera, and Kino Flo. A set of generic dimmers can also 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 a couple of steps.
Also if any fixture needs to be swapped out due to malfunction, it can be exchanged without affecting the setup. A re-scan will detect it, if the fixture has not been in the setup before.
Stellar 2 also makes it possible to group fixtures with different CCT ranges. The fixture with the smallest range takes precedence while all the other ranges are cropped. The updated app is also able to accommodate a variety of intensity values with users able to apply their personal value as the default intensity by storing it as a favourite in the app settings. The intensity will also remain at the same level throughout all modes.
Stellar 2 will be available on the App Store and Google Play.