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ChamSys MagicQ Full Manual

ChamSys MagicQ Full Manual

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ChamSys Ltd www.chamsys.co.uk
MagicQ User Manual1Version 1.3.6.0
MagicQ User Manual
VERSION 1.3.6.0This manual is designed for operators of the MagicQ lighting console to help them quickly and effectivelylearn how to use the console. It has been written by lighting designers for lighting designers. The reader isassumed to have a basic familiarity with the concepts of lights and lighting control systems.The manual starts with anintroductionto the MagicQ lighting console – its features, functions andconcepts. It then moves into detailed descriptions of patching, programming and playback.Readers who are tight for time and just want to find out how to quickly program a working show shouldturn straight to theQuick Startsection.The main chapters include:IntroductionConsole ConceptsQuick StartCommon ActionsPatchingSetting Dimmer LevelsControlling Intelligent HeadsPalettesProgrammerCue StacksPlayback File HandlingSettingsAdvanced ProgrammingThe MagicQ at a glanceButton Functions
 
ChamSys Ltd www.chamsys.co.uk
MagicQ User Manual2Version 1.3.6.0
ChamSys Ltd
The features and functions of the MagicQ intelligent lighting console and the ideas contained therein arethe property of ChamSys Ltd. The console is intended for the control of lighting systems. No warrantiesare expressed or implied regarding the use of the MagicQ intelligent lighting console. No liabilities areaccepted for the accuracy of the information contained within this manual.The
 
MagicQ lighting console products are supplied, designed and manufactured by ChamSys Ltd.Products containing ChamSys Ltd software and firmware embody proprietary information and arelicensed not sold and may not be duplicated in any way.ChamSys Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, suitability or completeness of any informationor products and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or the results obtained from use of suchinformation or products.ChamSys Ltd does not accept responsibility for the consequences of misuse or abuse of its equipment. Theequipment is designed to meet all current regulation requirements in the UK for electrical products.None of the equipment or software supplied by ChamSys Ltd may be used in any life-critical orpotentially life-endangering situations or in situations where personal injury may result.ChamSys Ltd reserves the right to make any changes and/or improvements or to discontinue any and all of their product’s or service’s without prior notice, and advises customers to obtain the latest version of relevant information to verify, before placing orders, that information being relied on is current andcomplete. All products are sold subject to the terms and conditions of sale supplied at the time of orderacknowledgement, including those pertaining to warranty, patent infringement, and limitation of liability.Some of the available functions of products may be altered over the life of the product.The ChamSys Ltd range of products meet EU directives where applicable, for example the EMC and LVDdirectives, as laid down by the European Community and ChamSys Ltd has a policy of regularly testingsamples to ensure that production units continue to meet these specifications.ChamSys Ltd will not accept goods back for repair if the serial number sticker is removed or defaced sothat it is illegible. This also applies to warranty repairs. See terms and conditions of sale for full details.All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrievalsystem, or translated into any language in any form by any means without the prior written permission of ChamSys Ltd.Copyright 2008 by ChamSys Ltd. All rights reserved.
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ChamSys Ltd www.chamsys.co.uk
MagicQ User Manual3Version 1.3.6.0
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1Introduction....................................................................................................................................121.1Which console model?................................................................................................................121.2DMX512 and Art-Net outputs....................................................................................................131.3Care of your MagicQ console.....................................................................................................131.4Safety Information......................................................................................................................132Console Concepts...........................................................................................................................152.1Show Storage.............................................................................................................................152.2Output channels..........................................................................................................................152.2.1HTP / LTP channels............................................................................................................162.3Cues...........................................................................................................................................162.4Cue Stacks..................................................................................................................................162.5Playbacks...................................................................................................................................172.6Pages..........................................................................................................................................172.7FX..............................................................................................................................................172.8Window layouts..........................................................................................................................182.9Shift Functions...........................................................................................................................182.10The Programmer.....................................................................................................................182.11Help........................................................................................................................................183Quick Start.....................................................................................................................................193.1Starting up the console................................................................................................................193.2Starting a new show....................................................................................................................193.3Enabling console output..............................................................................................................193.4Patching Heads...........................................................................................................................193.5Naming and Numbering Heads...................................................................................................203.6Setting levels for Dimmers.........................................................................................................203.7Selecting Heads..........................................................................................................................203.8Recording a Group.....................................................................................................................213.9Naming a Group.........................................................................................................................213.10Recalling a Group...................................................................................................................213.11Locating Heads.......................................................................................................................213.12Modifying Attributes..............................................................................................................213.12.1Using Attribute Types.....................................................................................................223.12.2Using Attribute Banks.....................................................................................................223.13Recording a Palette.................................................................................................................223.14Adding in FX..........................................................................................................................223.15Recording a Cue.....................................................................................................................233.16Recording a Cue Stack (Chase)..............................................................................................233.17Playing back your show..........................................................................................................234Console Layout..............................................................................................................................244.1Touch Screen..............................................................................................................................244.1.1Colouring............................................................................................................................244.1.2Soft Buttons........................................................................................................................244.1.3Windows section.................................................................................................................244.1.4Status Display.....................................................................................................................254.1.5Input Display......................................................................................................................254.1.6Playback Display................................................................................................................254.2Playback Area............................................................................................................................264.3Head Control Area......................................................................................................................264.4Editor Area.................................................................................................................................264.4.1Cursor Control....................................................................................................................264.4.2Numeric Keypad.................................................................................................................264.4.3Action Buttons....................................................................................................................264.5Windows Select Area.................................................................................................................274.5.1Controlling Windows..........................................................................................................274.5.2Window Buttons.................................................................................................................27

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