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Freestyler Version History

This page provides an explanation of the new featuers, beyond the basic release notes provided with the update.

This is the what's new page for versions of FreeStyler (2.95h to 4.3.8, then 3.54 on).

Changelog for reported bugs and feature requests in the Freestyler Bug Tracker

Version 3.5.5

Released 31/10/2013

New Features

  • All 96 cuelists can be placed on the touchscreen

Improvements:

  • Small improvements
  • Improved the Tap Sync LED - the blue light now flashes in time with the tempo like most normal metronome lights.
  • Sequence and fade timing

Bugs fixes:

  • MIDI feedback fixed - this was not properly providing 'feedback' to update MIDI controllers (e.g. the motorized faders on devices like the BCF2000)
  • MIDI pages fixed - previously, pages (and shift) would not provide correct MIDI feedback
  • MIDI note-on/note-off fixed
  • Monacor 510 fixed
  • Fixture Creator fixed
  • Restore intensity channels now restores the intensity channel and no longer shutter channel

Version 3.5.4

Released 10/07/2013

New Features

  • Selectable submaster layouts - You can now choose to display 5, 10 or 20 submasters with lists, or 20 submaster faders (no lists). Accessible from the settings cog in the submaster window.
  • Submasterlists MIDI control - This lets you assign a fader or rotary control (not button) so you can scroll up or down through your submaster list with the control.
  • Submaster toggle 1-20 MIDI control - These toggle the run/stop state of a given submaster.
  • Open submasters on start option - Edit this setting under Setup > FreeStyler Setup > Preferences > Extra Options and tick “Open cue and submaster at startup”
  • WW, CW and amber visualisation - This is like the color bar you get in the FreeStyler interface for RGB fixtures, now for these kinds of fixtures.
  • extra TCP/IP commands
  • Ability to show an override button on each page (button is accessible on each override button page) - Press the right mouse button on an override button and you can enable this feature (“Show on all pages”), and the button will be duplicated in the same spot on all button pages.
  • Added extra touch buttons
  • Ability to save directly to a cuelist - When you create a sequence and save it, you now get 2 new drop-down options. Now you can create cues without the cue window, and you can add a new sequence directly to an existing cue.
  • RGB channels are by default in LTP mode (submasters), can be set in HTP if needed

Improvements:

  • Ability to use the submasters with the cuelists
  • TCP/IP remote control reconnection after 15sec. after disconnection
  • Uninstalling FreeStyler will remove all registry settings and FreeStyler directory.
  • Several small improvements
  • Sequences have priority over DMX400

Bug fixes:

  • Bug fixed in backup/restore
  • Art-Net fixed
  • Joystick > 16 buttons
  • Several small bug fixes
  • Bug fixed in sequence cleaner
  • DMX400 several bugs fixed and improvements

… This page was not maintained for a couple of years (11/03/2013), so versions after 3.4.8 are not shown here…

Version 3.4.8

New Features

  Added M-LED FreeDMX-512 Interface
  DMX400: manually select color per channel (right click on the channel's flash button)

Improvements:

  DMX400: increased the min. fade speed.
  MIDI & UDP: added a lot of extra commands
  MIDI & UDP: list order changed, functions are more grouped.
  MIDI & UDP: up to 24 groups can be controlled (previously up to 10)
  MIDI to touchscreen Ui2feedback improved.
  Artnet broadcast address can be customized and IP restrictions removed
  Restore previous value in cue & cue list: "all channels" or "only intensity channels" options
  A lot of minor improvements

Bugs fixes:

  Fixturecreator: bug fixed in export when profile has been saved elsewhere.
  Fixturecreator: several small issues fixed
  A lot of minor bug fixes

Version 3.4.7

New Features

  Rename groups

Improvements:

  Decreased MIDI feedback messages
  Group number is visible.
  Pan/tilt 16bit in FX generator

Bugs fixes:

  Restoring a backup file didn't restore sub folders.
  Eurolite DMX interface not saved
  Joystick control not working
  Pan arrow activates Tilt channel

Version 3.4.6

New Features

  Added MADRIX interfaces
  Added UltraDMXPRO interface

Improvements:

  Tap sync: time between the last two taps is applied. (based on other DMX controllers)
  A tap enabled sequence (cue) will run at the tap speed when started

Bugs fixes:

  Open saved config in touch UI2 (ticket 0000301)
  Touchscreen 2: start / stop sequence 1 -20 (ticket 0000308)
  Touchscreen 2: shutter open/close issue (ticket 000310)
  Touchscreen 2: command run issue (ticket 0000331)
  Installer fixed (some files were not copied preventing FS to load)
  Changing speed of a non-tap sequence stops the tap sync
  Shape stops when overridebutton is applied
  Shape goes to home position when submaster starts
  GUS interface fix
  MIDI - touch updates

Version 3.4.4

Improvements:

  ARTNET output on change and broadcast address changed to x.x.x.255
  DMX4ALL 3rd generation improved

Bugs fixes:

  Several important bug fixes

Version 3.4.3

Improvements:

  Ability to add subfolders

Bugs fixes:

  Some global colors issues fixed
  Several minor bug fixes

Version 3.4.2

New Features

  Touchscreen UI2 Pan/tilt control
  Touchscreen open/save
  Global colors !!!: Make sure the fixture colors in the profile are correctly identified, enable Global colors in Freestler: "EDIT" -> "USE GLOBAL COLORS", there's also an option to show only the shared colors between selected fixtures.

Improvements:

  Enhanced security option: Disable save on exit
  Other small improvements

Bugs fixes:

  Several minor bug fixes

Version 3.4.1

New Features

Improvements:

  Touchscreen UI1 Colorpicker will react on mousemove
  Macro window received same width as gobo & color window
  Enhanced security options

Bugs fixes:

  Blackout amber & white channels
  Touchscreen UI1 overridebutton status

Version 3.4

New Features

  Removed 33 channel limit
  Added support for RGB segments (checkout Showtec Pixeltrack PRO (160ch))
  Added Amber channel and two white channels for RGB fixtures (currently not for segments)

Improvements:

  Improved Fixturecreator
  Single play sequence stops at the end.
  Small improvements

Bugs fixes:

  > 6 tabs issue
  Mousepad position update

Version 3.3.9 Beta

New Features:

  • None

Improvements:

  • Suntrix/Ledtrix improvements
  • Small improvements

Bugs fixes:

Changelog

  • Unordered List ItemSuntrix/Ledtrix address error
  • Suntrix save data error
  • Cue reverse - single play problem
  • Touchscreen II fixes
  • Small bug fixes

Version 3.3.8 Beta

New Features:

  • Touchscreen2 pages: up to 6 pages

Improvements:

  • Touchscreen2 encoders are replaced by sliders
  • Ability to leave speed “as is” for each submaster
  • FixtureCreator is resizable and improved
  • Small improvements

Bugs fixes:

Changelog

  • Manual trigger and loop all sequences fixed
  • Fixturecreator display macros fixed
  • Open/save window create directory fixed
  • Clear cuelist fixed
  • MIDI bugs fixed
  • Small bug fixes

Version 3.3.7 Beta

New Features

  • EUROLITE USB-DMX512 Pro

Improvements:

  • Small improvements

Bugs fixes:

Changelog

  • Small bug fixes

Version 3.3.6 Beta

New Features:

Improvements:

  • “Disable buttons” didn't update intensitylabels

Bugs fixes:

Changelog

  • Dimmerlevels were limited to 20-200
  • Pan/tilt correction bug
  • Submaster MIDI control bug
  • Touch2 MIDI to DMX bug fixed
  • Doubleclick bug fixed in submasters

Version 3.3.5 Beta

New Features:

  • Shortcuts for quicksave and save in cue window
  • Shortcuts for open in cuelist, submaster and overridebuttons

Improvements:

  • “Load cuelist only” option
  • FreeStyler accepts MIDI from different channels now
  • New uDMX dll with improved performance
  • When disabled the cuelists will blackout the fixtures (no longer all channels to 0)

Bugs fixes:

Changelog

  • Rightclick bug fixed in overridebuttons
  • Bug fixed in Fixturecreator (ranges turning red)
  • “Disable Buttons” does not update override status fixed

Version 3.3.2

New Features:

  • Submaster fader start/stop control
  • Override buttons: only selected fixtures option
  • Submaster groups: 1 SM controls all other SM group members (rightclick on a submaster to set membership)
  • Individual Submaster control: Midi, keyboard
  • Start Presets from overridebuttons (Drag & drop from presets to buttons, selected fixtures only)
  • Lock DMX output (find it in the new “Output” menu)
  • TCP/IP ASCII protocol (use the iPhone tcp/ip app directly without an external server application)
  • Generate random values (per fixture or by group): Gobo1, Color1, Iris, Dimmer, Strobe, RGB, Pan/Tilt

Improvements:

  • MIDI options
  • Touchscreen - MIDI update improved performance
  • DMX4ALL 3rd. generation interface
  • Art-Net to DMX updated

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in submaster: dimmerpacks not responding
  • MIDI: controlchange 0 not received
  • LedTrix & SunTrix addressing error
  • Freeze priority

Version 3.3.1

New Features:

Improvements:

Bugs fixes:

  • Small fixes

Version 3.3.0

New Features:

Improvements:

  • Supports higher DPI

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in Ledtrix & Suntrix

Version 3.2.9

New Features:

Improvements:

  • improved Sound2light random mode: RGB and selection modes
  • Redesigned master control

Bugs fixes:

  • Minor fixes

Version 3.2.8

New Features:

Improvements:

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in “Show all windows”
  • Bug fixed when fades are disabled: master intensity was ignored

Version 3.2.7

New Features:

Improvements:

  • Clicking a second time on a toolbar icon closes the window.

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in submaster: 20st sequence in list not played

Version 3.2.6

New Features

  • Added Eurolite USB-DMX interface

Improvements:

Bugs fixes:

Version 3.2.5

New Features

  • Added MegaDMX interface

Improvements:

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in sendmessage
  • Bug fixed in toggle joystick keyboard shortcut
  • Bug fixed in override buttons: “Subscript out of range” after new page creation

Version 3.2.4

New Features

Improvements:

Bugs fixes:

  • Bugs fixed in sequence cleaner
  • Bug fixed when Color2 images were empty
  • Midi to DMX: fixed update

Version 3.2.3

(released 9-11-2009)

New Features

  • Sequence cleaner: removes unconfigured channels and selected fixtures from sequences

(add/remove fixtures window → options → Cleanup sequences)

Improvements:

  • Made a change when adding fixtures: auto startaddress can be altered.

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in Suntrix and Ledtrix (if channels > 512)
  • Bug fixed in MIDI (during first start)
  • Bug fixed in commandline
  • Bug fixed in realtime timecode (12 hour/24 format)

Version 3.2.2

(released 30-10-2009)

New Features

Improvements:

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in startup values
  • Bug fixed in Fixturecreator
  • Bug fixed in commandline

Version 3.2.1 (released 22-10-2009)

New Features

  • FixtureCreator: autogenerate DMX values for gobo and color channels.

Improvements:

  • Sound2Light received a BPM counter

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in submaster: when gap in the cuelist
  • Bug fixed in zones not showing after restart
  • Bug fixed in Suntrix and Ledtrix: backspace issue
  • Bug fixed in keyboard shortcuts: macros (functions with the same shortcut are triggered at the same time)

Version 3.2 (released 16-10-2009)

New Features

  • Master intensity: Virtual dimmer for LED fixtures without intensity channel.
  • Ability to add a background to the touch interface n°_2: just place a background.bmp in the following directory: images\touch\

  • Extra info about fixtureprofiles visible
  • Next/previous color compatible with led fixtures
  • Default values for fixtures added
  • Selection order in Fanning added
  • Added midi and keyboard function: “Disable tap/manual trigger”
  • New sound to light module !!! (Thanks to Remco, check out his website for updates http://www.digiplay.nl/fs/)
  • Search function in fixture list
  • Disable/enable tap sync/manual trigger per sequence
  • Disable/enable all fades in a sequence
  • Added support for Enttec wings

  • Added “Flip” function for movingheads (pan/tilt ranges can be configured with the Fixturecreator)
  • Output refreshrate can be changed
  • Lowest and highest limit can be set (rightclick on a slider at the right)
  • Added two plugins: Suntrix and Ledtrix
  • Several enhancements

Improvements:

  • Some speed improvements in the override buttons
  • Change made in the behaviour of the Tap sync: first and second tap will trigger the sequences.
  • Added print function to print a list of you fixtures
  • Output view will show channels with settings on a red background, at the bottom you can read the actif settings for that channel.
  • Extra control added to the touch interface n°_2: Encoder wheel. (automatically selected depending on function)
  • Security added to touch interface n°_2
  • Some small enhancements in the Enttec wing code
  • Changed Fixturecreator open dialog
  • Tweaked FadeTimer
  • FX engine: shutter chase compatible with led fixtures (intensity channel must be configured)
  • FX engine: color chase compatible with led fixtures.
  • MIDI notes editable without connected controller
  • Added dialog when exiting sequence creator “save first?”
  • FX are applied to fixtures in selection order
  • MIDI “control change” message fix (BCF2000,…)
  • FX window made smaller
  • Realtime mode (scheduler) starts when freestyler starts (if configured)
  • New commandline added (compatible with Enttec program wing)
  • Create sequence: initial values change
  • Fades are automatically disabled at high speeds
  • Refresh fixture list button
  • Added some extra keyboard and midi functions
  • Changed the way sequences can be made during a show, 3D viewer shows the created sequence.
  • Process has now high priority
  • Extra FX were added
  • Velleman interface output tweaked
  • Touchscreens are from now on always on top

Bugs fixes:

  • Bug fixed in override buttons: shapes got disabled when a second button was enabled
  • Bug fixed in cue: Shapes didn't work LTP
  • Bug fixed in override buttons: transparancy worked in the wrong order
  • Some more small bug fixes and improvements in the cue
  • Bug fixed in create sequence window: preset fade channels were not played
  • Bug fixed in preset editing
  • Bug fixed in pan/tilt keyboard shortcuts
  • Bug fixed (if a fixture name was altered and ENTER was pressed FS became corrupt)
  • Bug fixed in DMX400 if master intensity was less than background intensity.
  • Bug fixed in master intensity when intensity and shutter channel are shared
  • Bug fixed in cue (tilt channel of the latest fixture not working in some cases)
  • Some bugs fixed when creating a sequence
  • Intensity label bug fixed
  • Bug fixed: FS crashes if the interface wasn't connected
  • Ignore master intensity bug fixed
  • Default installation folder has been changed to c:\freestyler (issues with Vista and Windows7)
  • Bug fixed in macro window
  • Issue with Submasters and manual trigger / tap sync fixed
  • Some bugs in the FX window
  • Bug fixed in cue (tap state not saved correctly)
  • Create directory issue fixed
  • Preset values not changed when edited or applied fixed
  • Some fixes for netbook use
  • Bugs fixed in Enttec Wing system
  • Compact view bug fixed
  • Fixed 100% cpu at first run
  • Bug fixed in shape system
  • Bug fixed in cuelist and overridebuttons (captions on buttons not changing)
  • Bug fixed in “Loop all sequences”
  • Bug fixed in MIDI override buttons: Flash buttons sometimes got stuck
  • Bug fixed in touchscreen (cuelist and override tabs)
  • Bug fixed in external control system: if a fader was touched without a fixture been selected FS crashes.
  • Option added to increase process priority (previously on some systems FS didn't start the first time)

3.0.1

  • Sound to light fixed
  • Groups updated when fixture is removed
  • A part of the freestyler.ini file is saved in the registry
  • DMX400 fixture mappings are now saved in the location file, no longer in the ini file
  • Minor DMX400 improvements
  • Some other minor improvements
  • Bug fixed in presets
  • Bug fixed in preset backup

3.0

New functions:

  • Some UI changes (new icons, colors)
  • Added a new touchscreen UI
  • Added new password security
  • Added a simple sequence generator
  • Added “Ignore blackout” function
  • Added “quick save” for saving sequences
  • Added “disable all other buttons” in overridebuttons
  • Clone fixture function added
  • Up to 12 fixtures can be controlled by the DMX400
  • Disable/enable fixture (no values are send to that fixture)
  • Disable/enable playback fixture (no playbackvalues are send to that fixture)
  • Added select next, previous, even and odd fixtures (keyboard and midi shortcuts)
  • Added LOCATE function to locate fixtures (you can configure custom values in the profile)
  • Icon added on fixture when override active
  • Indication during sequence creation if a fixture is actif in a sequence (yellow= actif, red= actif with preset values)
  • Added some new programs to the DMX400
  • Added play cuelist buttons: save a cuelist and play that cuelist with one button !
  • Added option to reset windows positions
  • 16bit pan & tilt
  • Added 60 presets
  • Import/Export sequences and cues for uploading to a Martin 2510 controller (Martin “Download to 2510” tool needs to be installed)

Bugs fixed:

  • Some minor fixes in midi system
  • Bug fixed in create sequence
  • Bug fixed in next/prev colors/gobos
  • update actif icon after disable all override buttons in cue
  • Bug fixed in relatif movement
  • Bug fixed in master control
  • Bug fixed in realtime timecode
  • Bug fixed in rename sequence / cue
  • Bug fixed in saving cue (wrong filename)
  • Bug fixed in cuelist priorities
  • Bug fixed in snap/fade/off
  • Bug fixed in fast cue switcher
  • Bug fixed: restore values not working in cuelistbuttons
  • Bug fixed when selecting fixtures
  • Bug fixed in palettes/presets
  • Fixed xp style
  • Bug fixed in open window
  • Removed messageboxes which could pauze the program
  • Bug fixed: Override can't be altered after a sequence
  • Bug fixed: Delete step in sequence creator
  • Overridebuttons fixed in touchscreen
  • Bug fixed with midi and mousecursor
  • Bug fixed in color slider
  • Release override in all windows fixed
  • Pan & tilt up/down buttons bug fixed (changes both channels)
  • Sequence name in cue fixed when added with save dialog
  • Bug fixed “add to cue” always inserts on row 1
  • Bug fixed in Mousepad
  • Bug fixed in mousepad: ball not moving like it should when pan or tilt locked
  • Bug fixed in snap/fade/off
  • Windows 2000 fix

Enhancements:

  • Changed Freeze and blackout behaviour
  • DMX400 settings are saved
  • Some improvements in the DMX400
  • previous location files and backups are refused (most beta problems were caused by old files)
  • Removed Winamp synchronization because of limitations
  • Sequences are no longer compatible, but can be converted by opening and saving them in the sequence editor.
  • General enhancements

2.96j beta

  • Fixed Easylase interface
  • Added extra RGB/CMY color palette
  • Bug fixed in sequence creator (deleting a scene sometimes gives a “subscript out of range” error
  • Bug fixed in cue (deleted cues are removed)
  • Bug fixed when deleting files
  • Files not found are removed from cue and buttons
  • Bug fixed in “Add to cue” and “Add to buttons”

2.96i beta

  • Bug fixed in Master intensity
  • Bug fixed in override buttons(sometimes a button became blocked)
  • Disable all override buttons function
  • “Disable all buttons” + “release all” setting for each seq. in cue
  • Bug fixed in touchscreen (wrong or no images shown)
  • Edit override button shortcut
  • Improved rightclick on fixture
  • Touchscreen update images when fixture clicked
  • Tooltips in cue
  • New beta touchscreen GUI
  • Small bug fixed in cue
  • Small bug fixed in Fixturecreator
  • Minor improvements
  • Added Fog and Fan minimum and maximum values
  • Made some changes to the fog window
  • Easy 3D fixed
  • LEE filter conversion in CMY/RGB window

2.96h beta

  • Bug fixed “add to buttons”
  • FS version in about window
  • Added Midi shift button
  • Bug fixed in Midi(cue speed control not updating)
  • Bug fixed in intensity
  • Added in cue an option for releasing override before starting a sequence.
  • Added an option for always returning to previous values
  • Added an extra colorpalette in colorwindow (RGB/CMY)
  • Cue, fog, sound2light and submaster are “always on top” when locked
  • When sequences are deleted, cue and overridebuttons are updated
  • Some minor improvements

2.96g beta

  • Bug fixed in Override buttons
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for changing override pages
  • Some bugs fixed in Midi system
  • Some minor improvements

2.96f beta

  • LPT bug fixed in cue
  • Some minor improvements

2.96e beta

  • Bug fixed in fixtureCreator (applying images) and saving
  • Bug fixed in Submaster (intensity on “fade” channels not altered in realtime)
  • Some minor improvements

2.96d beta

  • Bug fixed when restoring Cue and submaster settings
  • Bug fixed in DMX400 using fade
  • Made some changes in the Espion II code
  • Changed DMX400 color rendering system
  • Added disable overrides for groups

2.96c beta

  • Bug fixed in Sound2light when joystick is enabled
  • Some changes made in Peperoni interfaces (RodinX)
  • Bug fixed in initial loop mode
  • Bug fixed: “Back” button in submaster
  • Rightclick on “Tap” disables tap sync
  • Bug fixed in FixtureCreator and added some enhancements
  • Added uDMX interface

2.96b beta

  • Bug fixed in Cue switcher
  • Bug fixed in submaster: speed went to 10%, subscript out of range error,…
  • Bug fixed in Masterspeed

2.96a beta

  • Bug fixed in Cue switcher
  • Bug fixed in cue: Clear list
  • Bug fixed in Sound2light: fadetime
  • Midi sequencespeed changed (fast sequences stopped while changing speed)

2.96 beta

  • Override bug fixed when using sound to light with random values
  • More programmable override buttons (each page can hold 30 buttons, max 6×30 buttons = 180 buttons!!
  • Added option for transparant windows (w2k and xp only)
  • Improved backup/restore
  • Rewritten some parts of the Cue
  • Midi velocity is changed to greater than value
  • Bug fixed in Bezier speedcontrol (when changing cue speed)
  • Bug fixed in DMX400 (only 4 channels were available)
  • Bug fixed with zoomchannel not stored in a sequence
  • Bug fixed with iris, zoom, prism,… not updating during sequence creation.
  • Added Reve Productions interface
  • Minor tweaks

2.95h beta

  • Midi tapsync status
  • Midi “Release overridesettings for selected fixtures” shortcut
  • Added RGB functionality to the DMX400
  • Made the Sound to light a seperate program
  • Removed the startchannel setting in the DMX400 and replaced it with a rightclick menu for each fixture
  • Added a min. and max. value for the intensity and strobe channel.
  • RGB/CMY visualization
  • Added the JMS USB2DMX interface
  • Added Afterglow interface
  • Added the Stageline DMX510 interface
  • Added Espion II interface
  • Bug fixed in colorwindow
  • Bug fixed when dragging Beziershapes

what_s_new.txt · Last modified: 2013/11/08 05:06 by lindsayward