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Lighting design software

Save time with a lighting design, documentation and visualisation software that is both easy to learn and rewarding to use! Capture is a native macOS and Windows application that lets you work with lighting, video, laser, moving scenery and water effects. Where Capture truly excels is with its ease of use and seamless switching between design, documentation and visualization. This provides an unprecedented level of flexibility and ability to support different types of design processes. It encourages you to try out new workflows and find faster ways of working.

Designing with Capture

Whether you're looking to create a simple 2D sketch or a full-blown 3D plot, Capture has you covered. Try as many fixtures as you need, at different hanging positions and with different gels or gobos. Adapt easily to any set design changes or sudden new restrictions. Do even more with Capture's impressive 3D model import capabilities and excellent integration with other lighting control and design products.

Innovative Design Tools

The powerful control pane combined with fixture groups for easy fixture selection makes conceptualisation a breeze.

The specialised focus plane tool helps you plan an even coverage.

Model Import and Export

When the built-in parametric forms are not enough you can import models from a wide selection of 3D file formats such as glTF (with PGR materials), SketchUp, DWG, Cinema 4D and more.

Floor Plan Import

Save precious time by importing a vector-based PDF floor plan and building your design on top of it and know everything is in the right location.

Documentation comes easy

Great plots and reports are only a click away in Capture! Design changes instantly update plots and reports, which saves you from having to redo any paperwork. Filter, gobo, focus and patching information appears automatically for all fixture types. With a high readability and a wide range of configuration options you have total control of your paperwork. You can also add some personalisation for that extra professional touch!

Reports

The report editor let's you build any type of report. Fully customisable sorting, grouping, filtering and page breaks let's you structure the data according to your preference.

Plot Adjustments

Adjust the layout and look of your plot using plot styles and layers. Move objects freely on the plot without affecting the visualisation. 

Plots

Design plots in different paper sizes and layouts and fill them with a variety of insets such as viewssymbols keysheaders and more.

Visualise with brilliance

Bring lighting, media and motion into your visualisation. Our rendering engine's outstanding colour accuracy and amazing performance will impress you right away! With a complete library of lighting fixtures, trusses, LED panels and video projectors you have everything you need to make your ideas come to life. When your design is complete you can render it to high quality image and video files. You can also export Capture's unique, stand-alone, presentations which deliver full interactivity with your design.

Accuracy

Our DirectX and Metalnative rendering engine uses a wide colour ACEScg pipeline to ensure that the rendering and all colours are as reliable as technically possible.

Console Links

Get more out of the communication with your lighting console such as DMX talkback for fixture focusing, fixture selection for programming and patch exchange for setup.

Amazing Visuals

You can rely on the PBR materials and tools like reflection planes to create stunning visuals.

Render your design to still images as well as movie files - even in EXR!

Cross Platform Presentations

Cross-platform presentation export - export macOS presentations from Windows and vice versa.

Specifications of Capture

Model file import formats
  • DWG/DXF
  • glTF
  • SketchUp
  • Cinema 4D
  • OBJ
  • 3DS
Ethernet DMX protocols
  • Art-Net
  • CITP
  • Compulite VC
  • High End Hog visualizer connectivity
  • ETC Net 2
  • MA-Net 2 (Windows only, MA software version 2.9+)
  • sACN
Model file export formats
  • DWG/DXF
  • glTF
USB DMX devices
  • EntTec DMX USB Pro
  • EntTec DMX USB Pro Mk2
Data file import formats
  • CSV
  • CSV, ETC EOS flavour
Streaming video media protocols
  • NewTek NDI
  • CITP/MSEX
  • Green Hippo HMap 3
Data file export formats
  • CSV
  • XML for Hog
  • XML for grandMA 2
Streaming laser media protocols
  • CITP/CAEX
  • LaserAnimation
  • Pangolin Beyond
Video capture devices
  • Any with Windows (Media Foundation) drivers
  • Any with macOS drivers
Motion tracking protocols
  • Blacktrax RTTrP
  • Kinesys K2
  • PosiStageNet
USB devices
  • 3Dconnexion Space Mouse
Specifications of Capture
Model file import formats
  • DWG/DXF
  • glTF
  • SketchUp
  • Cinema 4D
  • OBJ
  • 3DS
Model file export formats
  • DWG/DXF
  • glTF
Data file import formats
  • CSV
  • CSV, ETC EOS flavour
Data file export formats
  • CSV
  • XML for Hog
  • XML for grandMA 2
Video capture devices
  • Any with Windows (Media Foundation) drivers
  • Any with macOS drivers
USB devices
  • 3Dconnexion Space Mouse
Ethernet DMX protocols
  • Art-Net
  • CITP
  • Compulite VC
  • High End Hog visualizer connectivity
  • ETC Net 2
  • MA-Net 2 (Windows only, MA software version 2.9+)
  • sACN
USB DMX devices
  • EntTec DMX USB Pro
  • EntTec DMX USB Pro Mk2
Streaming video media protocols
  • NewTek NDI
  • CITP/MSEX
  • Green Hippo HMap 3
Streaming laser media protocols
  • CITP/CAEX
  • LaserAnimation
  • Pangolin Beyond
Motion tracking protocols
  • Blacktrax RTTrP
  • Kinesys K2
  • PosiStageNet

Join the Capture family

New licences as well as upgrades from previous Capture versions are all available both from our dealers and in our web shop. Upgrade prices to higher editions are always the difference in price between new licences of the editions in question.

For full details on licensing, update and upgrade policies, see our licensing page.

Edition comparison table and new licence prices

Capture Edition Licence Price Universes Local Video Streaming Video Laser Feeds Water Jets
Solo €395 1 1 1 1 10
Duet €795 2 2 2 2 20
Quartet €1295 4 4 4 4 40
Symphony €2195
Capture Edition Solo Duet Quartet Symphony
Licence Price €395 €795 €1295 €2195
Universes 1 2 4
Local Video 1 2 4
Streaming Video 1 2 4
Laser Feeds 1 2 4
Water Jets 10 20 40

Prices for upgrading to another edition

Upgrade between Capture Editions
Solo Duet €400
Solo Quartet €900
Solo Symphony €1800
Duet Quartet €500
Duet Symphony €1400
Quartet Symphony €900

Prices for upgrading to Capture 2020

Capture Edition Upgrade Price
Solo €99
Duet €119
Quartet €129
Symphony €149
 
Capture Edition Solo Duet Quartet Symphony
Upgrade Price €99 €119 €129 €149

Upgrades to Capture 2020 are priced the same regardless of which version you own; Capture Argo, Capture Atlas, Capture Nexum, Capture 2018 or Capture 2019.

For educational institutions

Educational institutions may use one license of any edition on an unlimited number of seats per location. In order to be eligible for this offer we require that you purchase your license using an educational institution e-mail address and notify us by e-mail to sales@capture.se after completing your purchase. Your institution must be a secondary school, college, university or career state-accredited school.

COVID-19 update - in an immediate response to the needs of educational institutions for distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have updated our educational license policies until the end of August 2021. As of 2020-03-20 educational licence Capture key files can be unlocked on computers owned by students at home.