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Duke DeJong:[00:00:13]

Hey everyone Duke from CCI Solutions - Super excited to talk to you today about the ChamSys QuickQ 20, the 10, the 30. We've got a 20 in front of us. Good friend Thomas Fonseca from Chauvet Professional is here.

Duke DeJong:[00:00:28]

We're going to talk.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:28]

Thanks, Duke.

Duke DeJong:[00:00:28]

About why this is awesome and why this is going to work for your lighting needs.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:00:32]

So the ChamSys QuickQ consoles were specifically designed for the, the students the collaborators, the novelists sort of users, but it actually turned out to be extensively useful for even the smaller shows of professionals so it goes all the way out to sort of the intermediates. There's a great smart phone like design to it. From all the way from the menu system to the home screen. Actually really interesting in the home screen, you can lay out your actual rig as as it was laid out on the home screen. So you can easily find all of your fixtures right on the home screen.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:21]

That's awesome.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:21]

So you're able to to pinch to zoom you're able to scroll through the different ones so you're able to multi touch to select different fixtures.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:33]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:34]

So there's all of that. We've included in a very simple layout of the console itself. So on the QuickQ 10 you have one full universe of DMX. So you can add 512 fixtures- dimmers on it if you'd like.

Duke DeJong:[00:01:50]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:01:51]

On the QuickQ 20, you have two universes of DMX. So you're able to do 1024 dimmers on it as well. So we allow you to use all the way up to its capacity depending on what console you're on. Once I bring up a fader I'm basically selecting that fixture. And now if it is just an RGB Par, I'm now bringing up its intensity and then going into color, and basically playing with the colors while I'm on there.

Duke DeJong:[00:02:25]

What's cool is as I'm watching you do that and the color changes on the button here.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:28]


Duke DeJong:[00:02:28]

Now if for whatever reason you know you need that visual cue you move on to your next fixture. You get a nice little reminder of what color you set that fixture for. We've kind of been able to do that clunky, right - RGB three faders on those old boards. This is certainly a lot more intuitive. The thing we never figured out how to do on those old boards is moving lights because who's got 20 faders to give up for - you know I've got to move it, pan it, tilt it...

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:51]

You end up with one fixture for that whole console.

Duke DeJong:[00:02:55]

Right, right. So how does this address it.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:02:56]

It does very well. So once I've once I've chosen my fixture and I can grab a few fixtures here, once I've chosen that fixture, I can then go into my "Position" tab. So again it's very intuitive where you have an "Intensity" tab, you have a "Color" tab a "Position" tab...

Duke DeJong:[00:03:20]

So it's handling it the same way that it's handling those LED fixtures.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:24]


Duke DeJong:[00:03:24]

That fader out. There's still that one fixture but all of your attributes past Intensity are handled in the screen.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:29]


Duke DeJong:[00:03:30]

That's pretty cool.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:30]

So you're controlling intensity when you're when you're bringing up the fader, but you're also selecting that fixture, because then you can change everything else including position. You have a big pad on the touch screen itself so you can move the picture that way. And when you're talking about the QuickQ 20 and the QuickQ 30 which is its bigger brother, you also have encoders on the sides that will allow you to do.

Duke DeJong:[00:03:57]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:03:57]

Pan and tilt. We've extended out a bit past of what what we can do with these faders. So we're actually calling these faders, multi-effects faders, right.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:09]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:09]

So you can do more than just bring up its intensity and select the fixture.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:15]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:15]

You could do a couple of different things. You can have it control in groups of fixtures. So the the idea is that you can group your front lights, or group just your stage right.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:29]

Yeah. So if you're zoned out your stage if you've got a stage right, stage left, stage center you can actually make each one of those front lights a group...

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:36]

A group.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:37]

And turn them up together.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:38]


Duke DeJong:[00:04:39]

That's awesome.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:39]

Exactly. So, now one faders controlling a group of lights.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:44]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:44]

And again the same thing. And basically controlling the intensity and I'm selecting that fixture or those that group of fixtures.

Duke DeJong:[00:04:53]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:04:53]

Other things that you can do with these faders, is under "Cue" you can actually do static cues. So now they become sub-master. So now we're bringing back something that I used to program with on in my theater, is basically run the whole show on different sub-masters ... Yeah exactly. Bringing different cues in a very easy to approachable way. Yeah.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:19]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:05:19]

So depending on what console you're on you'll get more versatility.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:25]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:05:25]

So when you starting off on the QuickQ 10, you basically you have one play-back.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:32]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:05:33]

And this allows you to go , by cue by cue and you can record different cues and then play it back with one play button. You're going from one cue, to the next cue, to the next cue, to the next cue. So what we have on the QuickQ 10 you have one play-back, and then you have a dual cross fader. We have 10 play-backs and QuickQ 30 you also have 10 play-backs.

Duke DeJong:[00:05:58]

Awesome. It's got effects engines for our movers.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:02]


Duke DeJong:[00:06:02]

Which is awesome. I mean in this size of a console that's incredible.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:04]

Yes. Not even that but even if you wanted to do just the chase around your back wall. You have sort of a rainbow...

Duke DeJong:[00:06:11]

Yeah, that's awesome.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:11] you can do effects on on your LED, so you have effects on intensity.

Duke DeJong:[00:06:17]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:17]

You have effects on color you have effects and we've kind of tried to lay it.

Duke DeJong:[00:06:21]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:21]

Out in a very simplistic sort of way. So you you saw how I was able to get into my different tabs,.

Duke DeJong:[00:06:30]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:31]

my Intensity tab my Position tab color and beam so all of the effects.

Duke DeJong:[00:06:35]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:36]

Are basic so you'll find all the position effects - the Ballyhoos and the circle effects.

Duke DeJong:[00:06:42]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:43]

And all those kind of things under the Position tab.

Duke DeJong:[00:06:45]

And they're kind of all standard effects. What you're changing though is your size and your speed.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:50]


Duke DeJong:[00:06:50]

So you still have some flexibility.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:52]


Duke DeJong:[00:06:53]

You're not creating custom movements but you still get to change the size of your effect.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:06:56]


Duke DeJong:[00:06:57]

How fast this goes. So that's super powerful. I love that. This is fantastic. I mean remote control with device. And what's awesome is, is you guys can't see it but it's got this antenna in the back. You don't even need to hook this up to a network. It just works.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:07:11]

So the ideas that we wanted something that would seamlessly work. So we had to add basically Wi-Fi port within the console. That does not do WDMX so it doesn't do wireless DMX. It actually the antenna in the back does Wi-Fi.

Duke DeJong:[00:07:28]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:07:28]

And the Wi-Fi is to allow seamlessly to connect to a device.

Duke DeJong:[00:07:36]


Thomas Fonseca:[00:07:36]

being your phone, being a tablet...

Duke DeJong:[00:07:37]

But how awesome is this - I mean how many of us have gotten up in a lift to go aim a light, or to go try to troubleshoot something, and we've got to have somebody down sitting at a console going, "OK. Turn this up, all right turn it back off," so I can touch it again, right. So this just from a maintenance standpoint is phenomenal.

Thomas Fonseca:[00:07:54]


Duke DeJong:[00:07:55]

But you know how often does your maybe your lighting guy calls in sick on a on a Sunday morning or whatever and now your audio guys also gotta run lights. You don't have to figure this out you just bring the pad over or the Android device whatever it is you've got connected to it and you just go. So I love that that's super huge. Obviously you've got your kind of your standard DMX outputs but this thing will also do network DMX, so Art-Net streaming ACN (sACN). I mean just so much so much horsepower that so but we've got lots of videos on our website - that are gonna tell you how to do everything from patching, to hooking up your outputs, to hooking up external monitors, to connecting your device. All of that, again, you can find that on our website as well, as more information on the QuickQ 10 QuickQ 20, and QuickQ 30. So again, Thomas, thank you...

Thomas Fonseca:[00:08:45]

Thank you.

Duke DeJong:[00:08:45]

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