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ChamSys MagicQ Software Now Supports Import of GDTF Personality Files

Victoria Wasylak • Supplier Scene • December 2, 2019

ChamSys has become the first major lighting console manufacturer to release software capable of importing GDTF personality files directly.

The company’s ChamSys MagicQ software is free to download for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It supports an output on up to 64 universes without additional hardware or dongles, making it an ideal test platform for GDTF. In addition to importing the basic channel information from GDTF, the MagicQ inbuilt MagicVis 3D visualisation and plot views will automatically make use of 3D and 2D information provided in the GDTF files.

Demoed at LDI, ChamSys MagicQ software with the ability to import GDTF personality files received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic reception from all who saw it.

Chris Kennedy, ChamSys’ software director, commented, “ChamSys is a strong supporter of GDTF and the philosophy behind it. The entertainment lighting industry badly needs a common personality interchange format for lighting fixture manufacturers to describe the features of their new fixtures, and GDTF can only advance this.”

“We have always embraced open protocols, and we continue this philosophy with GDTF support,” continued Kennedy. “ChamSys currently supports a library of over 28,500 different fixture personalities, and we’re committed to continue working with fixture manufacturers to improve the electronic description of their fixture capabilities through GDTF.”

GDTF is supported by MagicQ Software version 1.8.4.4 available for download here.

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