Stadium Software 2016 Stadium Software 2016

01 Mar , 2016

At Pro Light & Sound 2016 ChamSys idemonstrated the latest MagicQ Stadium software features including major new features for programming larger lighting rigs, major new Theatre and time code support, and much enhanced MagicVis including improved rendering, shadows and reports.  See us in Hall 3 stand D27.

ChamSys Software Director Chris Kennedy explains "Our customers continue to use MagicQ at the highest level with large numbers of moving lights and LED up to and beyond 100 universes.  Our new group and palette FX allow spectacular results in the minimum of time. Our new reduced size show format ensures the show data remains manageable and our new conflict detection helps to quickly troubleshoot network problems."

ChamSys is continuing to develop its MagicVis visualiser which is fully integrated the MagicQ software.  Chris comments "We believe that by having full control of the development of MagicVis we can provide our customers with the best package of lighting control and visualisation all integrated into a single show file.  No one else can provide a completely free Visualiser with support for 100 universes, 15000 personalities, media feeds, moving trusses, camera control, blind preview and full plots and reports."

The Track Sheet allows easy viewing and editing of levels, in single or multiple Cues - ideal for Theatre users.

With Group based FX, programmers know that if they add a head to that group it will automatically be included in any Cues using those FX, avoiding the need to check and update each Cue in turn.

New programming features include

  • Group FX on one or more groups with Spread/Parts/Segments control within the group(s)
  • Group FX using Palettes
  • Copying of heads within Cues
  • Copying of Cue Stacks to different heads
  • Expanding Cues to use additional attributes from Palettes
  • Pixel Mapping on Groups
ChamSys continues to add new features to make playback more exciting
  • Release executes last step function
  • New shortcuts for palette timing
  • Flash/Toggle option for Extra Wings
  • Flash button support on Android/iOs remote app
MagicQ has some major new features for Theatre and time code shows including the ability to record up to 10 tracks of playback activity associated with the playback of a Cue Stack.
  • Multi Cue, Track sheet editing
  • Crossfade using advanced times
  • Standardised Theatre colour scheme
  • Time code simulator within Cue Stack
  • Cue Stack multiple time code Tracks
  • Printing of any Window to printer/pdf
MagicQ has over 15000 personalities, and is continuing to expand the library.  As new and more complicated fixtures appear, MagicQ continues to add support to ensure programmers can make the use of all the features of the fixtures:
  • Personality search facility - using number of channels or key channel info
  • DMXcheck personality checker application for iOS/Android/Windows/OSX
  • Positioning and rotation of multi element personalities in Output, Grid view
  • Virtual dimmers on personalities with duplicated elements
MagicQ continues to extend the number of universes that can be output direct from MagicQ consoles - no need for external processsing nodes.  ChamSys doesn't try to sell expensive network processing nodes.  The console is complete, fully functional, outputs all universes - one item, one price. 

We test our consoles with every channel patched and executing cues to prove that the consoles are more than capable of meeting their specified performance.

  • 127 Universes option (direct from console)
  • Reduced size show format
  • User Management including restricted editing/outputting
  • Network/ArtNet/sACN conflict indication
  • Net sessions Master console clash resolution
  • Net sessions new Playback sync modes
MagicVis has been enhanced with many new features:
  • Improved rendering including shadows
  • Circular truss support
  • Plot View within MagicVis
  • Split Blind / Playback preview (with auto option)
  • Positioning of fixtures within room in Plot View
  • Multi console visualisation

At Pro Light & Sound 2016 ChamSys idemonstrated the latest MagicQ Stadium software features including major new features for programming larger lighting rigs, major new Theatre and time code support, and much enhanced MagicVis including improved rendering, shadows and reports.  See us in Hall 3 stand D27.

ChamSys Software Director Chris Kennedy explains "Our customers continue to use MagicQ at the highest level with large numbers of moving lights and LED up to and beyond 100 universes.  Our new group and palette FX allow spectacular results in the minimum of time. Our new reduced size show format ensures the show data remains manageable and our new conflict detection helps to quickly troubleshoot network problems."

ChamSys is continuing to develop its MagicVis visualiser which is fully integrated the MagicQ software.  Chris comments "We believe that by having full control of the development of MagicVis we can provide our customers with the best package of lighting control and visualisation all integrated into a single show file.  No one else can provide a completely free Visualiser with support for 100 universes, 15000 personalities, media feeds, moving trusses, camera control, blind preview and full plots and reports."

The Track Sheet allows easy viewing and editing of levels, in single or multiple Cues - ideal for Theatre users.

With Group based FX, programmers know that if they add a head to that group it will automatically be included in any Cues using those FX, avoiding the need to check and update each Cue in turn.

New programming features include

  • Group FX on one or more groups with Spread/Parts/Segments control within the group(s)
  • Group FX using Palettes
  • Copying of heads within Cues
  • Copying of Cue Stacks to different heads
  • Expanding Cues to use additional attributes from Palettes
  • Pixel Mapping on Groups
ChamSys continues to add new features to make playback more exciting
  • Release executes last step function
  • New shortcuts for palette timing
  • Flash/Toggle option for Extra Wings
  • Flash button support on Android/iOs remote app
MagicQ has some major new features for Theatre and time code shows including the ability to record up to 10 tracks of playback activity associated with the playback of a Cue Stack.
  • Multi Cue, Track sheet editing
  • Crossfade using advanced times
  • Standardised Theatre colour scheme
  • Time code simulator within Cue Stack
  • Cue Stack multiple time code Tracks
  • Printing of any Window to printer/pdf
MagicQ has over 15000 personalities, and is continuing to expand the library.  As new and more complicated fixtures appear, MagicQ continues to add support to ensure programmers can make the use of all the features of the fixtures:
  • Personality search facility - using number of channels or key channel info
  • DMXcheck personality checker application for iOS/Android/Windows/OSX
  • Positioning and rotation of multi element personalities in Output, Grid view
  • Virtual dimmers on personalities with duplicated elements
MagicQ continues to extend the number of universes that can be output direct from MagicQ consoles - no need for external processsing nodes.  ChamSys doesn't try to sell expensive network processing nodes.  The console is complete, fully functional, outputs all universes - one item, one price. 

We test our consoles with every channel patched and executing cues to prove that the consoles are more than capable of meeting their specified performance.

  • 127 Universes option (direct from console)
  • Reduced size show format
  • User Management including restricted editing/outputting
  • Network/ArtNet/sACN conflict indication
  • Net sessions Master console clash resolution
  • Net sessions new Playback sync modes
MagicVis has been enhanced with many new features:
  • Improved rendering including shadows
  • Circular truss support
  • Plot View within MagicVis
  • Split Blind / Playback preview (with auto option)
  • Positioning of fixtures within room in Plot View
  • Multi console visualisation