- Nook Schoenfeld
Ayrton’s MagicPanel line of fixtures expands with the MagicPanel-FX. The fixture’s front face features a 5x5 array of new squared lenses, allowing for a new array of 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 a beam capable of creating new 3D volumetric effects. A new optical zoom system with no visible moving parts outside the unit is part of the design. The new system has a 15:1 zoom ratio, with a zoom range of 3.5 to 52 degrees. 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. Yvan Péard, Ayrton’s chief design and technology officer, is credited with the unique fixture design.