What’s new in Vista 3


After receiving extensive user feedback, Vista 3 has been developed to dramatically enhance existing functionality and introduce an array of intelligent new features that appeal to both existing and new users. Some of the new features include the ability to merge multiple showfiles, a new colour engine that supports up to 11 colours, improved 2D fixture visualisations, customisable workspaces, a vastly expanded command line interface, and Smart FX masters.

Find out more about what’s new in Vista 3…


Windows based, customisable workspaces

V3 has introduced a way of quickly recalling application set-ups on single and multi-monitor systems, which helps to drastically increase productivity and workflow.

Improved 2D visualisation

Vista is once again pushing the boundaries of what is possible with visual control. Control of fixtures with spherical or abnormal arrays is now much improved.

Merge multiple showfiles into one

A long requested feature that provides flexibility and simplifies show management.

New Colour engine and picker

Capable of mixing up to 11 colours often found in today’s lighting fixtures.

New command line interface

Helps to drastically increase programming speed and accuracy, whilst also providing an instantly familiar interface to those users who are new to the Vista ecosystem.

Smart FX Masters

A game changing way of being able to control lighting effects within live show environments. FX Masters further demonstrate the advantages and sheer power of Vista’s generic fixture model.

Export show summary

Users are now able to export both fixture and cuelist data as a spreadsheet, enhancing Vista’s paperwork and show management capabilities.

New simplified showfile format

Vista 3 includes a new showfile format which helps to streamline moving shows between multiple platforms, in addition to reducing overall showfile size. Vista’s autosave and backup features have also been improved.

To view a comprehensive list of all of the new features and enhancements please read the R1, R2 and R3 release notes, which can be found at the below download link.