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Connecting a Visualizer

Duke DeJong:[00:00:13]

Hey everybody Duke from CCI Solutions here with my buddy Thomas Fonseca from Chauvet Professional and ChamSys. He's so smart. He knows it twice.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:22]

Well it's a little bit.

Duke DeJong:[00:00:23]

I don't know. We're gonna go with it.

Duke DeJong:[00:00:26]

But we're you're talking about the new Quick-Q Series console from ChamSys. Many people will have seen the Magic-Q Series - the larger consoles all the way up to the stadium consoles. One of the coolest, I think features of the Magic-Q Series has always been - I get to visualize her for free with that. And so when this console came out of course we all kind of went tell us we're getting visualizer.

Duke DeJong:[00:00:48]

I mean we should not for the price of these things but tell us we're getting a visualizer, and doggone it you guys we've done it.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:54]


Duke DeJong:[00:00:55]

You've given us a free visualized with this thing.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:58]

Very very easy to use and easy to connect to it as well. So it's it's available on the offline editor that we looked at. But now you can actually hook it up to the live console and see things happen on the visualizing before you can connect it to the stage.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:13]

Yeah that's super cool and super powerful especially in a church environment because a lot of times you know you're you've got a volunteer doing most of your lighting programming, and so when you're lighting volunteers as creating your play-backs or even just your cues kind of your sub sub-masters, there a lot of times if they could do that at home that would allow them to actually get so much more done because maybe they live 20 - 30 minutes away from the church, or maybe you're programming for a youth event or a conference. And again, you just can't be in the building, or maybe you're actually going to do a different setup for your lights than you would normally d,o and you're not you're only gonna get that one chance to set it up. All of these things are super, super simple with the offline editor and the visuals because you can actually setup your rig in that visualizer and you can kind of see what's actually going to happen as you're programming the console. But like you said also really handy when you're in the room too. Maybe you want to turn all the lights on.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:07]


Duke DeJong:[00:02:08]

Maybe you just want to get in there and program. Like if you've got a bunch LEDs and whatnot, maybe you don't care about actually seeing it. You've got the visuals and you can actually set all your colors, you can create all your different looks for the service. You don't have to actually turn all stuff on both super ,super powerful and it's free.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:25]


Duke DeJong:[00:02:25]

It's super crazy, but we do have to get a connected.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:28]

Yes and that's what we're here for.

Duke DeJong:[00:02:29]

And we're gonna. So in this video we're going to show you how to connect to that external visualizer or with the offline editor, connect that visualizer so that you can do programming whether offline or online through that visualizer.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:43]

Yeah. So the main thing that you want to do is you want to make sure that you have connected a cat 5 cable from your console to your computer or your laptop.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:55]

And right now we're using this external monitor coming out of my laptop. And we have a CAT 5 cable connecting both the computer in the console, and I already down I have downloaded the MagicVis, which is our visualizer from our website. And now you just have to make sure that your IP address on the console is in the same range as that, as what's on the computer.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:23]

So walk us through how this is set up right now.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:25]

So I went into my Ethernet properties and and I've, I'm changing it to from an on auto IP address to a manual IP address. And please go ahead and you can google search how to do this on your computer.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:43]

Yeah we're showing you on a P.C. but obviously Macs are going to be a little different but it's setting a static IP address a manual IP address on your computer's not hard. It's important to know though what range to put it in so your console right now is and is what your IP address on your console.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:58]

So on the console it's a a random, but the important thing it's at it's in the 2. something. So this one, the computer is now in the . So it means it's in the family of 2. something. So as long as it's the computers in the 2. something and the console is in 2. something then they're OK.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:28]


Duke DeJong:[00:04:31]

So once our IP addresses are set the same we're going to open MagicVis software.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:38]

Go ahead and make that larger.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:39]


Duke DeJong:[00:04:41]

What's next.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:42]

Now it's all automatically connected. So as soon as you turn it on you see as I bring up faders, things happen on stage.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:53]

Or on our virtual stage, right now.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:57]

So what are the gotchas here? If for some reason magic is doesn't just come up connected to your console is IP ranges really the only place that could get held up?

Thomas Fonseca:[00:05:10]

There are a couple of other things, firewall being being probably a big one. We do have specific notes on our website that you can read through, and figure out different methods of getting them away from either firewalls, because we are trying to basically talk to that computer.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:34]

So if there are any firewall or walls up, or anything like that, we typically recommend turning that off.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:39]

And a link to those notes are here at the bottom of this video. (

Duke DeJong:[00:05:42]

So will you have access to those. But other than that it's pretty well plug and play. Man visualize as super cool. I love the visualizer I love what it allows you to do.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:05:52]

It's very powerful.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:53]

So much flexibility whether you're in the room or off-line.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:59]

Super, super awesome, and FREE!

Thomas Fonseca:[00:05:60]

Yes. All inclusive

Duke DeJong:[00:06:02]

It's super awesome so the new QuickQ series lighting consoles - fantastic series of consoles the QuickQ 10, 20, and 30 all available as well as more training videos on our website -