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Console Connectivity

Capture supports a wide range of network protocols and methods of communication with lighting consoles. The full list can be found in the reference manual. We generally recommend using the Art-Net or sACN ethernet DMX protocols.

On this page we have gathered any information specific for a particular console manufacturer brand or console model.

Please refer to the documentation from each console manufacturer on how to configure Art-Net or sACN output. You may also find this YouTube playlist of video on how to connect with specific online softwares useful.

 

Avolites Titan

Covered in our Capture Live: Avolites Titan Special webcast.

 Art-Net
 CITP - blind DMX, DMX feedback, live view images, cue recording, selection synchronization & patch synchronization
 sACN

Last tested with Titan 11.0.

ChamSys MagicQ

Covered in the second half of our Capture Live: High End Hog 4 and ChamSys MagicQ Special webcast.

 Art-Net untested
 CITP - blind DMX, DMX feedback, live view images, selection to Capture, patch from Capture
 sACN untested

Last tested with MagicQ 1.8.0.5.

Chroma-Q Vista

 Art-Net
 sACN does not generate output for universe 1.

Last tested with Vista3 R1 build 19088.

ETC Eos

 Art-Net
 sACN

Last tested with Eos 2.7.3 Build 10.

High End Systems Hog 4

Covered in the first half of our Capture Live: High End Hog 4 and ChamSys MagicQ Special webcast.

 Art-Net untested
 Hog-Net - Windows only: 16+ DMX universes, DMX feedback, selection from Capture
 sACN untested

Art-Net and sACN output requires High End Systems hardware to be present.

Last tested with Hog 4 v3.9.0.

inoage MADRIX

 Art-Net untested
 CITP untested
 sACN untested

LSC Lighting Clarity

 Art-Net
 sACN

Last tested with Clarity 2.3.3.

MA Lighting grandMA 2

 Art-Net is hardwired to the 2.0.0.0/24 or 10.0.0.0/24 networks. Ensure that your network interface is configured with an IP address for one of these networks.
 Art-Net does not support the StVisual style code. Use the Broadcast or Unicast modes and manually configure the number of universes you need in Capture.
 MA-Net - Windows only
 sACN

Only the same amount of DMX universes otherwise output by your connected MA Lighting hardware (through DMX ports or other network protocols like Art-Net) can be utilized in Capture. Therefore you cannot receive DMX from grandMA2 onPC unless you have MA hardware connected. Some competing lighting design and visualization softwares on the market support receiving DMX as well as DMX feedback ("autofocus") over MA-Net without the need for MA Lighting hardware. This is possible for historical reasons as they were provided with other drivers than us prior to an MA Lighting policy change. For further information and/or clarifications on this matter, please contact MA Lighting.

Last tested with MA onPC version 3.3.4.1.

Obsidian Onyx

 Art-Net is hardwired to the 2.0.0.0/24 network. Ensure that your network interface is configured with an IP address for this network.
 Art-Net does not support the StVisual style code. Broadcast mode is required in order to transmit more than 4 universes to Capture.
 sACN

Last tested with Onyx 4.0.1010.0.