This manual is designed for operators of the MagicQ to help them quickly and effectively learn how to use the system. It has been written by lighting designers for lighting designers. The reader is assumed to have a basic familiarity with the concepts of lights and lighting control systems.

The manual starts with an introduction to the MagicQ lighting console its features, functions and concepts. It then moves into detailed descriptions of patching, programming and playback.

Readers who are tight for time and just want to find out how to quickly program a working show should read the Quick Start guide.

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The features and functions of the MagicQ software and consoles and the ideas contained therein are the property of ChamSys Ltd. The console is intended for the control of lighting systems. No warranties are expressed or implied regarding the use of the MagicQ software of lighting consoles. No liabilities are accepted for the accuracy of the information contained within this manual.

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