MagicQ supports connection to Visualisation software packages such as WYSIWYG, Capture, ESP Vision, Martin Show Designer and Light Converse.
MagicQ supports connection with Visualisers via Ethernet protocols. MagicQ also supports transfer of patch and fixture selection information to and from Visualisers. The protocol used to communicate between MagicQ and the Visualiser depends on the particular Visualiser.
ChamSys has developed a number of standard Visualisation executables for the most common moving lights using Capture Visualiser which enable users to learn MagicQ without having to invest in the Visualiser. These take the form of .exe files which can be downloaded and run on a PC. MagicQ includes example show files which work with these Visualisations thus providing an easy way to learn how to use MagicQ.
Each visualisation consists of 48 dimmer channels including profiles and par cans and then some moving spot lights and some moving wash lights from the selected manufacturer.
The MagicQ manual has a chapter titled Using MagicQ With Visualisers which explains how to connect MagicQ to the visualisation files.