Media Servers and Digital Lighting was a quick introduction to “convergence” and the technologies involved in using digital media for stage lighting. Current lighting trends include the use of arrays of fixtures such as RGB LED units to replay images and effects, using Pixel Mapping. This article looks at the basics of pixel mapping and […]
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Tutorials and information on ChamSys products including the ChamSys MagicQ lighting control system. MagicQ is a professional level stage lighting controller that is available for a range of budgets starting at the free software, cheap USB DMX dongles, right up to the large and expensive hardware consoles. On Stage Lighting has long advocated ChamSys products for no other reason than we believe that they provide great features and are good value for money at every level. The ChamSys MagicQ features comprehensive control of dimmer and moving light systems plus media server control, pixel mapping and networking. The MagicQ software also comes bundled with a free media server, free lighting visualiser and also the ability to generate stage lighting paperwork straight from the desk.
Access to learning the MagicQ is easy due to the availability of the free software. Skills and concepts learned on the MagicQ are also easily transferred to other pro stage lighting controls such as the MA, Hog, Martin and Avolites desks.
In the usual OSL style of attempting make your life easier, On Stage Lighting takes a look at “Magic Sheets” in performance lighting, their development and how the concept can be used with modern lighting control platforms with some specific examples using the Cham Sys MagicQ. (more…)
In the second part of our guide to moving lights control with the Cham Sys MagicQ, we take the previously patched fixtures and manipulate them into palettes while understanding what goes on inside the Programmer. (more…)
In the first of our moving light control tutorials using the Cham Sys MagicQ, we find out how to patch and wrangle intelligent fixtures and follow our progress on a virtual stage using the Capture visualiser. (more…)
In the final part of our Cham Sys MagicQ PC Getting Started tutorials, we work to the final stage of preparing our show for the fictional 3 piece band using a simple rig of PARS. If you haven’t already done so, work through MagicQ Tutorials Part 1 and 2 before tackling this one. In this […]
In Part 2 of our Cham Sys MagicQ tutorial series, we’ll take our work from Part 1 – Getting Started and continue to build a show. (more…)
MagicQ tutorial Part 1 takes it from the top. An anti-quick start guide, we take it slow so as not to miss the scenery. (more…)
In the first of our long awaited series of tutorials, On Stage Lighting has a beginner’s guide to the MagicQ PC. A sightseeing tour rather than a how-to, this article looks at the interface and concepts of the Cham Sys lighting desk. (more…)
On Stage Lighting has always liked the ChamSys MagicQ and MagicQ PC, the free PC lighting control software, is the cheapest way to get your hands on a professional console. What makes MagicQ PC so great and why is it worth learning? (more…)