ARRI announces new features for the lighting control app Stellar


  • Stellar 1.5 is now available
  • New features enable improved collaboration and exchange
  • Available on iOS and Android phones and tablets

July 11, 2019; Munich – Get ready to sync and share with the new version of Stellar, ARRI’s intelligent app for professional lighting control. With Stellar 1.5, new features have been incorporated that allow for more collaboration and exchange between teams and devices. Live Sync Beta, sharing projects, scenes, and favorites, iCloud Backup, and many more improvements are available now. Introduced in 2018, Stellar is the final link in a complete ecosystem of ARRI advanced lighting control products making workflows on set faster, easier, and more intuitive.

Live Sync Beta
Live Sync Beta in Stellar 1.5 is an exciting new feature that enables real time collaboration between Stellar on separate devices. Allowing multiple users to work on the same project and scene simultaneously, Live Sync now supports the ability to truly work collaboratively on the same file. Users can adjust the same fixture or different fixtures while the changes are synced in the background as they occur. The setup process is easy, straight forward, and can be accomplished in less than a few minutes.

Stellar 1.5 now allows for the export and import of projects and scenes. Exporting can be accomplished by sending a project or scene to the cloud, by sharing wirelessly between devices, by emailing or messaging, or by using other methods of sharing work. Exporting also allows the user to backup their project or scene to a specified destination. In addition to exporting and importing projects and scenes, it is also possible to share color favorites. Colors or palettes of color can be exported or imported easily and quickly in Stellar 1.5 by simply clicking the three dots menu in the top right corner of the favorites window.

iCloud Backup
With Stellar 1.5 on iOS, it is possible to back up all projects, scenes, and favorites to the iCloud. This sync happens automatically and instantly, allowing for the same files to be shared across multiple devices using the same iCloud account. Projects that have been initiated on an iPhone are now automatically backed up and ready for use on an iPad or vice versa. 

Other Improvements
With every Stellar update, many small improvements are also made to create a better user experience and improve performance. In Stellar 1.5, several refinements have been carried out including the ability to delete all favorites, improved lighting effect UI, black out indicator for fixtures, improved RDM identify behavior, disconnected fixture visibility, and many more.

All features and information about Stellar are available here:

About ARRI:
Arnold & Richter Cine Technik (ARRI) is a global company within the motion picture media industry, employing around 1,500 staff worldwide. The company was founded in 1917 in Munich, Germany, where the headquarters is still located today. Other subsidiaries exist in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Australia.

The ARRI Group consists of five business units: Camera Systems, Lighting, Media, Rental, and Medical. ARRI is a leading designer and manufacturer of camera and lighting systems for the film and broadcast industry, with a worldwide distribution and service network. It is also an integrated media service provider in the fields of film post- and coproduction, international sales, as well as equipment rental, supplying camera, lighting, and grip packages to professional productions. ARRI Medical focuses on the use of core imaging technologies for surgical applications.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI’s engineers and their contributions to the industry with 19 Scientific and Technical Awards.