Cast Software today released its wysiwyg version R33, the most power packed release with more than 10 new features, giving lighting designers, multimedia and production professionals the ability to create and previsualise new lighting designs.
‘This is the biggest release since wysiwyg was introduced twenty years ago,’ said Gil Densham, president of Cast Software. ‘R33 delivers new features including LED video wall glow, shaded view optimizations and profiles, templates, and double the number of universes. R33 certainly raises the bar for industry professionals so they become more productive, more professional, more profitable. It’s all about our Members.’
In creating wysiwyg R33, many new features result from extensive beta testing by some of Cast Software’s most experienced wysiwyg users. One such lighting designer who has previewed the R33 beta version is Miguel Ribeiro: ‘I’m gob smacked with the whole beta wysiwyg R33 version and some aspects have really got me excited. These days I do more than lighting and my work is centred around video. With the release of R33, I have finally got the JPEG compression that I’ve been asking for and the Screen Glow will be extremely useful on multimedia projects I am working on. We’ll be using these features in some upcoming projects. It’s great to see that wysiwyg has finally become a grown up video tool.’
José Travassos, senior lighting designer for Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha has used wysiwyg for over ten years. ‘During all these years wysiwyg enabled all my lighting design and ideas to be communicated visually to clients as well as AV Rental companies and crews. The new version R33 will further assist my work and creativity in making even more realistic previsualisiations. The LED Video Wall Glow feature helps to create even more realistic performance and TV environments. I also really like the improvements to Shaded View features. R33 from CAST is as real as you can get.’