CAPTURE 2021 Symphony
CAPTURE Symphony LICENSE
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Lighting design software
Save time with a lighting design, documentation and visualisation software that is both easy to learn and rewarding to use! Capture is a native macOS and Windows application that lets you work with lighting, video, laser, moving scenery and water effects. Where Capture truly excels is with its ease of use and seamless switching between design, documentation and visualization. This provides an unprecedented level of flexibility and ability to support different types of design processes. It encourages you to try out new workflows and find faster ways of working.
Designing with Capture
Whether you're looking to create a simple 2D sketch or a full-blown 3D plot, Capture has you covered. Try as many fixtures as you need, at different hanging positions and with different gels or gobos. Adapt easily to any set design changes or sudden new restrictions. Do even more with Capture's impressive 3D model import capabilities and excellent integration with other lighting control and design products.
Innovative Design Tools
The powerful control pane combined with fixture groups for easy fixture selection makes conceptualisation a breeze.
The specialised focus plane tool helps you plan an even coverage.
Model Import and Export
When the built-in parametric forms are not enough you can import models from a wide selection of 3D file formats such as glTF (with PGR materials), SketchUp, DWG, Cinema 4D and more.
Floor Plan Import
Save precious time by importing a vector-based PDF floor plan and building your design on top of it and know everything is in the right location.
Documentation comes easy
Great plots and reports are only a click away in Capture! Design changes instantly update plots and reports, which saves you from having to redo any paperwork. Filter, gobo, focus and patching information appears automatically for all fixture types. With a high readability and a wide range of configuration options you have total control of your paperwork. You can also add some personalisation for that extra professional touch!
The report editor let's you build any type of report. Fully customisable sorting, grouping, filtering and page breaks let's you structure the data according to your preference.
Adjust the layout and look of your plot using plot styles and layers. Move objects freely on the plot without affecting the visualisation.
Design plots in different paper sizes and layouts and fill them with a variety of insets such as views, symbols keys, headers and more.
Visualise with brilliance
Bring lighting, media and motion into your visualisation. Our rendering engine's outstanding colour accuracy and amazing performance will impress you right away! With a complete library of lighting fixtures, trusses, LED panels and video projectors you have everything you need to make your ideas come to life. When your design is complete you can render it to high quality image and video files. You can also export Capture's unique, stand-alone, presentations which deliver full interactivity with your design.
Our DirectX and Metalnative rendering engine uses a wide colour ACEScg pipeline to ensure that the rendering and all colours are as reliable as technically possible.
Get more out of the communication with your lighting console such as DMX talkback for fixture focusing, fixture selection for programming and patch exchange for setup.
You can rely on the PBR materials and tools like reflection planes to create stunning visuals.
Render your design to still images as well as movie files - even in EXR!
Cross Platform Presentations
Cross-platform presentation export - export macOS presentations from Windows and vice versa.
Specifications of Capture
Model file import formats:
- Cinema 4D
Model file export formats:
Data file import formats:
- CSV, ETC EOS flavour
Data file export formats:
- XML for Hog
- XML for grandMA 2
Video capture devices:
- Any with Windows (Media Foundation) drivers
- Any with macOS drivers
USB devices: 3Dconnexion Space Mouse
Ethernet DMX protocols:
- Compulite VC
- High End Hog visualizer connectivity
- ETC Net 2
- MA-Net 2 (Windows only, MA software version 2.9+)
- USB DMX devices:
- EntTec DMX USB Pro
- EntTec DMX USB Pro Mk2
Streaming video media protocols:
- NewTek NDI
- Green Hippo HMap 3
Streaming laser media protocols:
- Pangolin Beyond
Motion tracking protocols:
- Blacktrax RTTrP
- Kinesys K2
For educational institutions
Educational institutions may use one license of any edition on an unlimited number of seats per location. In order to be eligible for this offer we require that you purchase your license using an educational institution e-mail address and notify us by e-mail to email@example.com after completing your purchase. Your institution must be a secondary school, college, university or career state-accredited school.
COVID-19 update - in an immediate response to the needs of educational institutions for distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated our educational license policies until the end of September 2021. As of 2020-03-20 educational licence Capture key files can be unlocked on computers owned by students at home.