Simply set the required universes to Out Type of ArtNet and enable them. This will download the Patch information from Capture to MagicQ. My second question is will ‘Capture Polar’ be a better option for visualisation?? So I really am at the start and guess what, a problem already. This part is not updated yet in the manual.

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Note that when receiving patch data from Capture along with fixtures having DMX addresses set in Capture, the channel number must also be set in Capture. CITP is an open protocol specific to Capture which enables both control of lighting and the transfer of the show patch between MagicQ and Capture.

MagicQ maicq transfer of patch and fixture selection information to and from Visualisers. Using MagicQ with other Visualisers.

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Some people like magixq Wysiwyg, others like more Capture Polar. Any help on this would be very welcome and thanks in advance. You will see a list of the 64 universes and their current configuration. ESP vision supports ArtNet control. Users browsing this forum: On reading the manual to interface both it says open Magic Q – ”Start up MagicQ PC – you should see the initial screen requesting whether you wish to continue you the existing show, load a new show, or want help.


Check that the network ports on the two PCs are configured to the same IP subnet, that they are enabled, and that you have configured MagicQ to use the correct network port Setup, View Settings, IP address.

Note that when using stand alone MagicVis, for both the Output and the Blind Preview wysiwhg work then the console Output must be set to output over the network using a network protocol such as ArtNet, ACN or Pathport – otherwise the Output will not be shown when Blind Preview is in operation. Simply set the required universes to Out Type of ArtNet wysiwgg enable them.

Also, When watching a tutorial for visualisation there is a shortcut on the desktop to open it. If it is a demo, don’t bother, won’t work! Connecting to a Visualiser.

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There is also a free Student version o Capture Polar. When the selected Playback has multiple steps then MagicQ always shows the next step in the Visualiser. Only the DMX stream sent directly magixq the Visualiser is affected.

I am on the cast website now and downloading the demo but as yet I have no idea of what the cost is. If MagicQ can not identify a fixture it may patch the wrong fixture or not patch it at all.


MagicQ uses a fields in the personality to specify the Capture manufacturer name Make and Capture moving light name. This ensures the patch can be transferred correctly to the console.

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My second question is will ‘Capture Polar’ be a better option for visualisation?? I will give it all a try and see if I can make progress. This part is not updated yet in the manual. When performing wysiwug Auto Patch, MagicQ will report any fixtures that it can not match. Split Visualisation in MagicVis. On releasing the S button MagicVis reverts to showing the Output.

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Grateful for your help please. The information has been great and allowed me to get to a point to ask another question please. Download Capture exe-demo file and have fun! ChamSys provides executable files for both protocols.

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I have recently decided to get a decent lighting rig together and have wusiwyg advised to use Chamsys Magic Q. Desciption of all this is in the MagicQ manual.

It does not install Wysiwyg!