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Software License

Christie® Pandoras Box® Version 8 is the ideal software solution for your multimedia requirements. Whether you’re working on fixed install applications, live corporate events, or architectural and artistic installations such as museums and theaters, Pandoras Box Version 8 combines professional features in a high-performance and budget-friendly platform. Simpler, more powerful. One license to do it all.

The Christie® Pandoras Box® Software License re-defines real-time editing and playback control. This software allows synchronization and remote control of all Pandoras Box systems via network. 

The built-in sequences with its cue and key-frame based timeline interface enables you to control Pandoras Box Servers as well as interfacing with all kinds of external controllers via TCP/IP, Serial RS-232/422, SMPTE, DMX, Art-Net, analog and digital industrial sensors. The Pandoras Box Software License acts as both a remote file manager and a master, synchronizing any connected client system with sub-frame accuracy for demanding applications.

An unlimited amount of video layers are available to be programmed and arranged quickly and easily. Countless Aeon easy-to-use dynamic effects as well as 8K playback turn the Software License into a powerful tool for creative projection and design. This software solution can be set up as a standalone playback device, network playback client or used in console mode for direct DMX Control. The scalable system, combining Christie Servers, or custom hardware along with a matching Software License always perfectly suits your specific needs.

Similar to standard compositing and non-linear editing software solutions, the project orientated user interface is quick and easy to learn. The Pandoras Box system offers a unique user interface that allows a fast configuration and programming workflow. Multiple users can collaborate to efficiently create a perfect show together. The interface is context-sensitive and optimized for live applications as well as for unmanaged, constantly running fixed installs.

The system is open for multiple input protocols and offers an easy and direct access to all controls. Individual view layouts allow you to arrange the interface according to your needs by creating new tabs and views that can be stored and recalled on the fly.
The Software License is a multi-purpose software solution, 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.

"With Version 8 of Pandoras Box, Christie is surprisingly breaking new ground: the previous seven different products are now combined in one powerful license. Christie delights with unexpectedly fresh concepts and with many practical features for operators."


-Production Partner

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Key Features
  • no limitation of any features
  • unlimited video Layers and FXs
  • >8K video playback
  • Uncompressed video playback
  • 10-bit color depth
  • ASIO multi-channel audio
  • Native Dante audio support
    (32ch in / 32ch out)
  • Real-time keystone
  • Warping & softedge blending
  • DMX512 / Art-Net / MA-NET / SACN / CITP
  • Matrix DMX pixel mapping
  • Multi-user control
  • Non-linear timeline editing
  • Synchronized Playback
  • Multi-preview
  • Previsualization
  • Export & recording
  • 9 different languages
  • Notch support
  • NDI® inputs
  • SDVoE/Terra inputs
  • MIDI / Midi showcontrol MSC
  • LTC SMPTE timecode I/O

The Software License allows to render on a single physical graphics card output. Stacking licenses or applying multiple licenses on a single dongle allow for the usage of multiple outputs on a machine.


Venue Sites

With Venue Sites, users can navigate through scenes and pre-visualize the final result before any hardware is installed. This results in efficient and productive collaboration while reducing significant costs and time by enabling the pre-programming of complete shows before the physical setup begins.

Audio/Video Export & Recording 

The video export offers users to greatly improve their workflow and export entire scenes into high-resolution video contents while having the flexibility of a real-time editing system. Combined with Venue Sites this feature unleashes the power for design and delivering your idea to the customer. Live video inputs can be recorded and captured from any source up to 2K/HD for further use within Christie Pandoras Box.

Multi-User Control 

Using separate Pandoras Box licenses, multiple users can gain access to all Servers simultaneously. Timeline programming can be done at the same time as warping and content encoding. Workflows can be optimized as changes happen simultaneously.

Tracking Backup 

When running a setup with multiple Masters, changes to the programming can be synchronized across all interfaces. Other Masters can then fluently take over the system within a backup situation. 


Previewing multiple outputs next to each other in Multi-View offers the possibility to keep track of important displays during a show at a glance. Displaying the fully editable preview in fullscreen helps while warping and for a better overview. Combining the Tracking Backup functionality with Multi-View lets the operator create a remote, fullscreen preview display in order to offload the rendering task from the local Manager.

10bit color depth

Provides support for richer colors (HDR) and maximized color spaces.

Sophisticated timeline

Accurate programming of frame-exact triggers on a timeline. Perfect synchronization of various servers to be orchestrated by one master device.

Uncompressed video playback

Provides best possible image quality with no chroma subsampling (4:4:4) and avoids color banding or compression artifacts.

Native Dante Audio

With Dante Audio natively embedded in Pandoras Box, you can easily send and receive networked audio from Dante-enabled devices across installations, without any configuration.

Notch support

Creating stunning visual experiences is made possible with the Pandoras Box integrated Notch real-time rendered particle creation system. Create never seen before interactive and visually exciting solutions using Widget Designer and sensors such as AirScan.

NDI Inputs

NewTek NDI, the quasi-standard for compressed video-over-IP, is a go-to protocol for rental & staging, fixed installs, and collaboration setups. With built-in NDI, Pandoras Box V8 easily accepts video network streams from video mixers, cameras, smartphones, 3D rendering applications, or even collaboration tools.

SDVoE / Terra Inputs

Receives Terra / SDVoE streams from any sources in the network. Perfectly blends into Terra systems and is remote controlled from the Terra controller.


NDI® is a registered trademark by NewTek Inc.

The Pandoras Box Software License comes in 9 different languages.

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Korean

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