MagicQ supports Head Morphing to enable changing from one head type to another. MagicQ automatically transfers the programming from the old head type to the new head type, converting the show data as appropriate. This can be a valuable time saving feature when changing to different lamps.
MagicQ takes into account the pan/tilt degrees of the new head and the palettes used to program the old head. MagicQ understands the difference between CMY and RCB colour mixing, and even will try to convert between fixtures with colour mixing and ones with only colour wheels. MagicQ does an "intelligent" match of beam parameters based on the range information in the personalities - for instance it will match "open shutter" in the source and destination heads.
Head Morphing is a vital feature for the touring Lighting Designer to adapt their show to the house fixtures. ChamSys MagicQ morphing software has been road tested for over 3 years and has helped to make MagicQ a firm favourite - Lighting Desginers want a reliable, no nonsense conversion. Many other systems rely on complex Personality files or generic layers that are not editable by the user - MagicQ personalities are fully editable within the MagicQ software.
MagicQ supports Head Cloning to enable you to upsize or downsize your show. A pre-programmed show can easily be expanded to support more of the same heads. Cloning options enable the user to choose whether all of the show data is copied to the new heads, or just the Palettes.
MagicQ also supports Show Export and Show Merging which enables individual groups of lights from particular shows to be extracted from the show files and then merged into other shows.