Quick and Easy to Program
Fully Featured Theatre Stacks
Advanced Media Server Support
Fixture Morphing & Cloning
LED Pixel Mapping
Fixture Plot View including Target Focus
Powerful PC/Mac Show Editor
Fixture, FX and Gel Library
In-built Fixture Editor
Fixture morphing and cloning
Tracking / non-tracking option
Rainbow colour picker (CMY, RGB, HSI)
Individual fade times on any channel
Easy fanning of parameters and times
Configurable faders – HTP, LTP, speed, size, masters
Theatre mark cues, split fades and inhibit masters
Client/Server network architecture
Multiple console playback tracking
Multiple console programming
In-built Web Server
Remote console control
Visualiser support (including patch transfer)
Architectural Zoning and Day/Date support
In-built UPS (~5 minutes)
Number of fixtures: Up to 12288
Cue stacks: 2000
Numbers of shows: Virtually unlimited
Media server support: 50 (each different content)
Direct DMX ports: 4
Network ports: 4
External monitor: Up to 1920×1200
Internal monitor resolution: 1280×800
USB ports: 6 (including 1 on front panel for easy access)
Audio input (1 channel, 7 band)
MIDI Notes in/out
Variable Speed Fan
Dual Colour Desk lamp
Illuminated soft buttons
Power input: 110 to 240 VAC
Width: 570mm (22.5″)
Depth: 405mm (15.9″)
Height: 110mm (4.3″)
Weight: 8kg (17.5lb)
Width: 660mm (26″)
Depth: 505mm (19.9″)
Height: 235mm (9.3″)
Weight: 20kg (44lb)
Padded Bag Dimensions:
Width: 640mm (25.2″)
Depth: 460mm (18.1″)
Height: 225mm (8.9″)
MQ80 uses a 12v Sealed Lead Acid Battery.
If your serial number ends with a number below 0300 the Manufacturer battery Safety sheet can be found here
and Battery datasheet here
If your serial number ends with a number above 0300 the Manufacturer battery Safety sheet can be found here
and Battery datasheet here
Large Central Touch Screen
MagicQ consoles feature large central touch screens with 8 encoder wheels around them – this provides simple attribute and palette selection
By arranging the faders, encoders and execute buttons around the central screen, they all have electronic legends immediately adjacent – you don’t have to try to work out the function from a remote screen.
The 12inch wide screen provides all the information you need right in front of you without having to continually scroll around to find what you need. Who wants to have to plug in an external monitor just to see your Plot or to view a complete Patch List?
ChamSys believes that it is important for Lighting Designers to be able to move between different MagicQ consoles and different MagicQ software versions without having complicated import and export procedures. Nobody likes having to re-program their show just to meet a particular product version or software version.
With MagicQ it is simple. Any MagicQ show, any MagicQ console, any MagicQ software version.
And don’t forget – you can run MagicQ on your Windows PC, your Mac (native), or even on Linux.
Eliminating Processing Nodes
MagicQ consoles output all their universes directly from the console – no need for external processing nodes. When modern phones and tablets are capable of streaming HD movies, is it really believable that lighting consoles are limited to calculating only 8 or 16 universes on board?
ChamSys doesn’t try to sell you 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.
MQ80 vs MQ60
Touch Screen: MQ80 has a bigger and higher resolution screen – improved brightness, double the contrast ratio, and much better viewing angle (88/90 degrees all directions).
Buttons and Faders: MQ80 uses wider buttons and faders as used on the MagicQ MQ100 and MagicQ PC Wing Compact.
Power: MQ80 has a more powerful processor which enables handling of more universes and faster graphics.
Size: MQ80 is a bit wider and deeper, meaning it will generally need to be checked baggage rather than cabin baggage.