Ayrton conjures up the new MagicPanel™-FX
Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Yvan Pe?ard, Ayrton’s visionary Chief Design and Technology Officer, has continued to work his magic on array of innovations which have enlarged the scope of several of the Ayrton ranges, the latest of which is MagicPanel™-FX, a new MagicPanel™ fixture with visually stunning square optics.
Beautiful to look at and brilliant in what it can do, MagicPanel™-FX is an exciting new multi-function, multi-use luminaire which marks another step in the evolution of the MagicPanel™ family.
MagicPanel-FX’s front face comprises a 5 x 5 array of new squared lenses with perfectly isolated, high-powered RGBW LED emitters. Together these offer exciting new possibilities for creating 2D graphical effects. Each of the 25 squared 65mm output lenses have an optical surface equivalent to that of an 80mm round lens, which means MagicPanel™-FX also produces an extremely powerful beam capable of creating extraordinarily new 3D volumetric effects.
A revolutionary new optical zoom system with no visible moving parts outside the unit, is formed of a proprietary system with a 15:1 zoom ratio that produces a zoom range of 3.5° to 52°. The unit is capable of projecting everything from tight shafts of light to a wide wash, which makes it ideal for pixelmapping, or for use as a powerful special effects projector, or as a wash light.
Part of its fascination is the ability of MagicPanel™-FX’s zoom optics to project a solid beam that initially appears round, but then squares off as it separates into a stunning patchwork of colours. At its widest spread, the smooth field of this elegant and highly original luminaire projects as fully round.
The continuous, unlimited, rotation on pan and tilt, first introduced on the legendary MagicPanel™602 in 2013, is standard. MagicPanel™-FX has serial connectivity and can be controlled using DMX-RDM, ArtNet™, sACN or wireless CRMX TiMo RDM by LumenRadio™.
With the same dimensions as the DreamPanel™ family, MagicPanel™-FX has multiplied the creative potential of these amazingly original families of fixtures.
MagicPanel™-FX can be seen in action in the video footage of Ayrton’s Prolight + Sound launch presentation at http://www.ayrton.eu/tube/