The PicoFX is an ideal controller for replicating a ton of environment simulations. Its dimmable controls work particularly well for creating the effect of raging thunder and lightning storms or imitating power shortages and electrical malfunctions. Effortlessly programmable, this specially designed lighting effect controller is also optimal for a Pepper's Ghost illusion, allowing you to seamlessly fade lighting in and out.
PicoFX Used in a Yard Display
Customizable Lighting Effects
While six examples are provided on the PicoFX SD card, this controller can be setup for virtually any specific lightning effects. As you program your effects, the PicoFX will automatically match them up with the audio. Lighting designs can also be arranged to repeat on a loop or you can set them up to run off a trigger of your choosing.
One of the reasons that the PicoFX is so popular is because of how easy it is to program. Just hit the red "record" button and begin turning the knobs to control your lights. When you're done, tap the record button again and it's ready to go.
Compatible With Director Software
For fine tuning and more complicated lighting programs, the PicoFX can also be used with our free Director software. While turning knobs on the controller may be easy, we wanted to make sure that the PicoFX was capable of creating even the most intricate lighting patterns. Our Director program will save your specially designed creation right to the Pico FX's SD card.
While certain fast-moving props can afford to sacrifice some of their sound, for the subtle unsettling effects of a deep thunderstorm, it's essential that your lighting effects are in sync with high-quality audio. By loading up the SD card with a great sounding MP3, you can knock their sweaty socks off by making sure they're amazed with their eyes AND their ears.
Dependable Outputs for Lighting
The outputs on the PicoFX are able to handle up to 500 watts, meaning you can use a pair of powerful lights or you can rig up numerous smaller lights. While a lot of people decide to go with halogen flood lights, you can customize your scene further by incorporating a lot of smaller lights as well.
We recommend NOT using dimmable LEDs with the PicoFX. They generally look horrible as they do not dim fast enough to be used for lighting effects.
Input for Trigger
Although you can set the trigger to play over and over again repeatedly, the PicoFX can also be used with a number of triggers. Set your lighting effects to run when someone passes by an infrared motion sensor or simply wire in a pressure sensing mat. Play around and use whatever works best for your scene.
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