Now, the Shira Universe 3.1 version has new technique for 4K playing.

In this technique 4K image sequence files are encoded two part of video file by using new Shira Encoder 1.0.1 version. Each part of video file has 4096x2048 resolution.
The Shira Universe plays them at the same time as syncronized and show on projector screens with appropriate warping.

Added to the Shira Encoder two encode profiles :
- 4K High Quality that produces single 4Kx4K dome master movie file like old profiles
- 4K 2-pieces High Quality produces two 4K HD movie files.


It can be tested as single file and two pieces file.
The end result of the experiments shows that the two-piece playback is working at high performance without any frame dropping with below hardware specifications.
CPU : Core I7
RAM: 8GB
Disk: SSD
Display Card: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX

"Simple Script Buttons" is new feature. With this feature users create own buttons includes short or long scripts like "Messier Buttons" or "Constellation Buttons". "Simple Script Buttons" feature has command buutons . Their functions find below buttons group image. Each buttons have hint description. Please watch video to learn how to create your smart buttons.

  

Learning video : How to design and work "Script buttons" feature.

 - Some keyboard functions (like J, L date time functions) were removed. And some keyboard short-cuts were fixed. All working short-cuts keyboards are described in "Help Window". Please examine "Help Window".

- Added Spanish language to language options.

- MacOS version 2.3 has compiled.
- Shira Player Android Console application has updated to 1.4 version. It includes control of the new "Script Buttons" feature.

Mr Dean Davidso who is CEO of the SkyWatch Education compay started to use his Astronomy educations.
http://www.skywatch.com.au

Shira Player 2.2 Mac OS version has just published with full functions for single projector systems. For now, it has tested on MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 MacBook Pro includes Intel Iris graphic card. Action performance was perfect. 

You can download "dmg image file" for MacOSX includes ShiraPlayer 2.2 and Shira Encoder 1.0.1 packages from single link.

  

They started to use Fulldome Plantearios Brazil projector system with Shira Player.
http://www.secitec.mt.gov.br/