ARRI has just released the latest version 2.3 of its App Stellar (iOS/Android), launched at IBC 2018, for the intuitive and visual configuration and management of lighting settings via radio, which provides some new features. For example, the latest Multi Select function allows for easy and quick adjustments of multiple lights without having to group them beforehand.
In addition, ARRI's newest fixture, ultra-bright LED spotlight Orbiter has been added. Stellar facilitates full control of the Orbiter's functions and allows them to merge seamlessly with a lighting setup consisting of ARRI LED fixtures and third-party fixtures.
ARRI LED Lighting Orbiter
The Stellar update also brings many other small improvements to create a better user experience and improve performance. Stellar 2 has already introduced several minor enhancements, including: a warning before the end of the trial period, smoother application when no color change is required, improved connectivity handling, presets that can be applied to different devices, and minor improvements to usability, layout and stability.
ARRI Stellar Multi Select
ARRI Stellar 2.3 is available at Apple App Store and Google Play. Stellar 2 costs EUR 9.99 per month or EUR 99.99 per year and can be operated via smartphone or tablet (each with a layout adapted to the display size).
Stellar offers numerous interesting features for the intuitive and visual management of light settings via radio and is completely geared to the professional needs of the film set. Different lighting setups can be organized by projects and scenes via app. After creating a new scene, all ARRI lights that can be reached via radio are automatically recognized and can be individually named and assigned to groups for easier control.
Then, using modes such as CCT/RGBW/HSI and x,y-coordinate display of color values, the color temperature of individual lights or entire groups can be determined intuitively via touchscreen. Exemplary natural or artificial light sources can also be selected in Source Matching Mode to simulate their color. Likewise, various lighting effects and their parameters can be remotely controlled. And of course, the Stellar App allows you to change the various parameters of lights at any time during the rotation via tablet.
To easily control complex lighting setups, an architectural overview graphic (Light Plot) of the respective scene can be imported into Stellar, on which all lights can then be arranged and thus controlled in a targeted manner. Entire lighting setups with all color temperatures assigned to the individual lights can then be saved for later reuse, as well as the settings of individual lights or special colors.