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.
Covered in our Capture Live: Avolites Titan Special webcast.
CITP - blind DMX, DMX feedback, live view images, cue recording, selection synchronization & patch synchronization
Last tested with Titan 11.0.
Covered in the second half of our Capture Live: High End Hog 4 and ChamSys MagicQ Special webcast.
CITP - blind DMX, DMX feedback, live view images, selection to Capture, patch from Capture
Last tested with MagicQ 188.8.131.52.
Last tested with Vista3 R1 build 19088.
Last tested with Vector 4.0.R06
CITP - Patch from Capture
Last tested with Vibe 3.0
OSC - selection synchronization, pan/tilt feedback
Last tested with Eos 184.108.40.206.
High End Systems Hog 4
Hog connectivity driver covered in the first half of our Capture Live: High End Hog 4 and ChamSys MagicQ Special webcast.
CITP - 16+ DMX universes
Hog connectivity driver - Windows only and not in presentation files: 16+ DMX universes, selection from Capture, pan/tilt feedback
Art-Net and sACN output requires High End Systems hardware or an ETCnomad dongle to be present.
Last tested with Hog 4 v3.13.1.
Art-Net - does not support the StVisual style code. Set up additional devices on the same IP address manually to output more than 4 universes to Capture.
CITP - output video streaming
Last tested with MADRIX 5.1a.
LSC Lighting Clarity
Last tested with Clarity 2.3.3.
MA Lighting grandMA 2
Art-Net is hardwired to the 220.127.116.11/24 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 and not in presentation files
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 grandMA2 onPC version 18.104.22.168.
MA Lighting grandMA 3
MA-Net3 requires MA Lighting hardware like a console, wing, node or viz-key. grandMA3 onPC software without hardware will not connect.
Last tested with grandMA3 onPC version 22.214.171.124 with Capture 2021.1.11.
CITP - DMX feedback, selection synchronization, patch exchange
Last tested with Onyx 4.6.1219.0.
CITP - DMX feedback, live view images
Last tested with StageLight 2.7.2.
CITP - DMX feedback, selection synchronisation
Last tested with ZerOS 7.9.4.