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coolux Pandoras Box Version 5 – A New Era of Creative Media Control

The coolux Team presented the new features of Pandoras Box in Cologne

coolux Pandoras Box Version 5 is the new and highly anticipated next step in the development of the award winning Pandoras Box product family. For the first time ever, it is now possible to use Pandoras Box all the way from the inception of a project idea, right up until the actual production.


Using coolux Pandoras Box Version 5 will help you maximise your project workflow efficiency and enables you to combine a maximum of creative possibilities with great reliability.

One system from start to finish.

Version 5 is more than a collection of powerful new features. It will set a new standard in the field of creative real-time media control.

coolux’s latest development is taking the user experience to a new level of creativity and versatility.


The five most distinct highlights of this groundbreaking new release include:

1. Video Export & Recording
The video export offers users to greatly improve their workflow and export entire scenes as HD video while having the flexibility of a real-time editing system. For live video ingest, you can now record & capture from any live input source up to 2K/HD.

2. Aeon™ FX Engine
The dynamic shader effects engine enables users to create and combine an almost unlimited number of effects. All effects and animations are automatically synchronized across the system network.

3. FireFly™ 3D Particle System
ireFly™ allows for the creation of elaborate real-time particle effects in a true interactive 3D compositing space. Various emitters can be setup and applied with forces such as Wind & Gravity.


4. QUAD HD Output
The new QUAD Server and QUAD Player workstations offer users up to four independent HD DVI outputs with built-in EDID Management.

5. ASIO Multi-Channel Audio
The Pandoras Box Manager Software now supports ASIOaudio interfaces and offers synchronized multi-channel audio playback.


Using coolux Pandoras Box Version 5 will help users maximise their project workflow efficiency and enables them to combine a maximum of creative possibilities with great reliability.

The new features make it possible to stay within the coolux Pandoras user interface right from the first stages of project content creation right up to the final production display.

One idea can progress through all the necessary production stages whilst ensuring maximum compatibility and efficiency.

On the hardware side, the new members of coolux product family include a number of new server types streamlined for dedicated applications, in addition to hardware based Pandoras Box Player turnkey solutions.

The Pandoras Box DUAL Server
• 2x DVI/VGA Output
• 4x Full HD Playback
• Optional SDI/DVI Input Boards

This server type is a powerful multi-purpose system that can be used for projects in a large variety of markets including (but not limited to) the event-, theater-, broadcast-, touring- and/or installation sector.

The NEW Pandoras Box QUAD Server
• 4x DVI Output
• Advanced EDID Management
• 8x Full HD Playback
• Optional SDI/DVI Input Boards


The NEW QUAD Server systems are perfect for projects that require multiple outputs.Great versatility in combination with a great variety of available inputs make the QUAD Server a great choice for large scale panoramic projections, interactive digital signage projects and fixed installations.

The NEW Pandoras Box BROADCAST Server
• 2x 3G/HD SDI Output
• 2x HD-SDI Input
• Genlock/Framelock I/O
• Optional SDI/DVI Input Boards

The NEW BROADCAST Server offers broadcast professionals a dual 3G/HD-SDI output solution. The BROADCAST Server features 2x low latency HD-SDI inputs. Along with its ability to offer sub-scanline level synchronization to external sync sources, the BROADCAST Server can be used for multi-system and multi-display applications.

All servers are available in three editions: LT, STD and PRO.

Following the huge success of the coolux Pandoras Box Player software, the new QUAD and DUAL Player hardware systems combine the versatility of the Player software only solution with multiple outputs and industry leading graphics power. Both the QUAD and the DUAL Player are perfectly suited for permanent installations and high definition multimedia displays.

The NEW Pandoras Box DUAL Player
• 2 Independent Full HD Outputs
• 4x Full HD Playback


The NEW Pandoras Box QUAD Player
• 4 Independent Full HD Outputs
• EDID Management
• 8x HD 720p Playback

In addition to these very powerful hardware systems, it is worth mentioning that the new Pandoras Box Player LT offers a very cost effective solution for basic video and projection displays. This synchronized digital signage Player completes the software-only Player family, which is now available as either LT, STD or PRO.

The NEW Pandoras Box EDITOR

The Pandoras Box EDITOR is an advanced real-time rendering system, that combines non-linear editing and 3D compositing tools. It enables designers and content creators alike to harness the creative powers of the award winning Pandoras Box product family without the need to buy any additional hardware processors.


Users with prior knowledge of the Pandoras Box system will feel right at home, but even those new to the Pandoras Box product family are bound to be impressed with the great feature-set that comes with the Pandoras Box EDITOR. coolux’s new video export technology, the dynamic AEON™ effects engine and the versatile FireFly™ particle system are all included in this powerful editing and compositing software.

Both the quality and quantity of new features, products and overall capabilities make the coolux Pandoras Box Version 5 a milestone in the development of creative media control technology.