PandoraStar Sequence Editor

is a Windows based editor used to create and modify sequence files for the PandoraStar lamp. The user interface enables sequences to be created with ease that can last from a few minutes in duration, up to many hours; with file management options for new, open, save and save-as enabling sequences to be created from new, copied from existing, edited or updated as required.

Sequences are built up from a series of sequential steps, where each step can be configured to allow for the light intensities of the strobe lamps to be distributed and harmonised through different frequencies, waveforms, duties and intensities.
Sequences are built up from a series of sequential steps, where each step can be configured to allow for the light intensities of the strobe lamps to be distributed and harmonised through different frequencies, waveforms, duties and intensities.

Step Configuration

Each step configuration is independent of the other(s), with the following parameters available for configuration:

• Duration: is the duration of the step specified in seconds; range of 1 sec to 5400 sec (90 minutes)
• Description: is a textual description of the step to facilitate ease of identification of a particular step/phase within a sequence

• Oscillators (4 channels): are frequency oscillators that are used to generate specific “stroboscopic patterns” for the step:

    • Wave: controls the driving waveform either Off, Square or Sinusoidal
    • Freq: controls the frequency of waveform drive; range of 0.1 Hz to 200 Hz

      • Start/end values enable constant, ramp-up or ramp-down frequencies to be configured

    • Duty: controls the on/off duty ratio of the lamp in a single cycle; range 1% to 99%

      • Start/end values enable constant, ramp-up or ramp-down duties to be configured
      • Note: Duty only applies to Square wave

• Strobes (4 sets): control the intensity mapping of the “stroboscopic patterns” from the Oscillators into each “triangular strobe set”

    • Intensity: controls the intensity of the strobe set; range 0% to 100%; the 4 channels of Oscillator can be mixed into each strobe set to a max of 100%

      • Start/end values enable constant, ramp-up or ramp-down intensities to be configured
Sequence File Storage, Selection, Play/Stop

Created sequence files are (ordinarily) stored on the PandoraStar lamps integrated USB flash drive so that they can be selected, played and stopped directly from the lamp without the need for a personal/laptop computer. A simple 2 x 16 character liquid crystal display (LCD) interface and push button enables full control of all preloaded sequences on the lamp making PandoraStar highly portable.

Sequence file selection is toggled by simply pressing the push button, and can be played by pressing and holding the button for 2 seconds or stopped immediately by simply pressing the button again. Upon toggling to a new sequence the LCD shows the number of steps in the sequence and the total run time; when the sequence is played the LCD shows a real time step counter and run/play time.