Screenberry unveils its software version 2.8.0 with TouchEngine integration

In this release, we continue to improve our existing tools, add new features and change the look and feel of the Screenberry graphical user interface to be more user-friendly and convenient. For instance, the Media Player widget has been completely redesigned to provide users with better playback control through a more convenient interface, and allow the easier organization of workflow.

Major Features:
TouchEngine integration

We are thrilled to be the first in the industry to fully integrate TouchEngine from Derivative.

The integration of TouchEngine as an embeddable library enables users to easily augment Screenberry playback with all of the functionality of TouchDesigner by running TouchDesigner projects directly inside Screenberry. It provides maximum efficiency and minimal latency as compared to previous indirect methods of integrating TouchDesigner projects into the Screenberry playback pipeline.
This integration is accomplished with the TouchEngine node that can be added to the Screenberry node graph and provides easy and intuitive control over TouchEngine instance creation, TOX file loading, parameter value retrieval, etc.

The TouchEngine node can have TOPs and CHOPs inputs/outputs depending on the TouchDesigner project setup. Additionally, it contains a descriptive error logging system that makes troubleshooting easy and fast.

Video streams obtained from TouchEngine can be displayed as a texture, or as a composition layer. Incoming data streams can be used to provide Screenberry with information like tracking coordinates, object properties, DMX values, touch events, or any other real-time data. It is also easy to send a video stream or numeric values from Screenberry nodes to TouchEngine for processing and receive the resulting output back.

For more information read the TouchDesigner article.

Mo-Sys F4 tracker support

Support has been added for the Mo-Sys (F4 protocol) precision camera tracking that has become an industry standard for use with XR stages, LED volumes, and green/blue screens in virtual production and content creation for live broadcasts, film, and game cinematics. The new Mo-Sys F4 node, which allows you, for example, to synchronize camera movement in the Screenberry 3D Scene using Mo-Sys camera tracking data.

New project system

The Screenberry project system has been redesigned to provide more flexibility and security. Now, work folders and project folders are separated from the executables and can be located anywhere on the user’s hard drive. The project folder includes the main configuration file, media folder, node resources folder, assets folder for text, objects, CSV files, databases, and other non-media resources.

Web-based control panel for Screenberry playback and widgets

The web-based control panel has been developed to control Screenberry playlist playback and work of user-defined widgets remotely, from any computer, tablet or smartphone. A custom platform-independent web interface with HTML 5 support makes it possible for multiple users to operate the server via the web browser.

Read more about new Screenberry features and improvements here.