Multiverse Studio: Next Gen Wireless DMX/RDM for Film & Video
City Theatrical specialises in lighting accessories that make life backstage and on set easier and more creative. We offer many innovative lighting accessories that support television and film projects worldwide, including the Multiverse® Studio Kit, which provides all the tools lighting technicians need to quickly plan, setup, and operate wireless DMX/RDM on set, as well as the Multiverse Studio Receiver and Multiverse Studio Add On Kit.
In addition to turnkey wireless DMX solutions, our products made for the unique needs of film projects include: DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool, RadioScan® Spectrum Analyser, QolorFLEX® Dimmers, QolorFLEX LED Tapes, beam control accessories, and more.
Shows in our B-Roll
Many City Theatrical products have been used to create magic for recent television shows and feature film projects. Multiverse wireless DMX products, QolorFLEX LED Tapes and Dimmers, and more City Theatrical solutions are currently being used in film and video projects around the world, on hit television series on major networks, including:
- ABC's Grey's Anatomy
- Amazon Prime Video series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
- CBS television series like CBS Evening News, SEAL Team, and The Unicorn
- ESPN television series filmed in Studio Y
- Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri
- Freeform Everything's Gonna Be Okay
- HBO Series The Gilded Age
- Hulu series Only Murders in the Building
- Netflix's Stranger Things
- Feature films like In The Heights and The Amazing Spiderman 2
You can also explore the TV and Film projects that use City Theatrical products in our TV and Film video above, starting at 0:45.
Film & Video Case Studies
Shows that Use City Theatrical Solutions
Best Time Ever NBC
Bull on CBS
City on a Hill Showtime
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
End of the Road Netflix Film
FBI on CBS
FBI Most Wanted on CBS
God Friended Me on CBS
Godfather of Harlem on Epix
Grey's Anatomy on ABC
I Know This Much is True on HBO
In the Heights feature film
Katy Keene on CW
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC
Law and Order: Organized Crime NBC
Maya and Marty on NBC
Only Murders in the Building Hulu
Prodigal Son on Fox
Ray Donovan Showtime
Saturday Night Live NBC
Seal Team on CBS
Sesame Street on HBO
Stranger Things Netflix
Succession on HBO
Super Bowl Half Time Show
The Amber Ruffin Show Peacock
The Code on CBS
The Deuce on HBO
The Gilded Age on HBO
The Good Fight on CBS
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime
The Politician on Netflix
Revolutionary Products for Film & Video
Multiverse® Studio Receiver
- 5905 (2.4GHz)
Multiverse Studio Receiver in hand
Multiverse Studio Receiver attached to fixture
The Multiverse Studio Receiver brings the advanced features of the Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to the film and video world, where fast setup and reliability are key objectives. The Multiverse Studio Receiver contains a long-life lithium-ion polymer battery giving 20 hours of use. The Multiverse Studio Receiver has a full four button user interface with a backlit LED display that makes setup easy and gives feedback on system performance.
20-Hour Battery Life Wireless DMX Receivers Designed for Television and Film Projects
The P/N 5905 Multiverse Studio Receiver contains a 2.4GHz radio, which allow the user to select which single universe to receive, and which radio band to use via the Multiverse SHoW ID.
The DMX corded connector allows the Multiverse Studio Receiver and external antenna to hang below the lighting fixture, giving improved data fidelity.
Justin Stroh, Chief Lighting Technician, The Unicorn:
"If I could, everything would come in and be attached to a Multiverse Studio Receiver. Having that interactive screen on your device… I can see the radio signal, universe, and everything I need to know if I need to assess something quickly. All of that control at the electrician’s level has been a gamechanger. All the guys love it, and they reach for it."The Unicorn Case Study
Multiverse® Studio Kit
- 5939 (2.4GHz)
Contactless charging kit
RadioScan and DMXcat in kit
All the Tools Lighting Technicians Need to Quickly Plan, Setup, and Operate Wireless DMX/RDM on Set
The Multiverse Studio Kit brings the advanced technology of Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to the film and video world, featuring Receivers with 20 hour battery life and contactless charging in an easy to use kit.
The Multiverse Studio Kit provides all the tools lighting technicians need to quickly plan, setup, and operate wireless DMX/RDM on set. It includes:
- Six battery powered Multiverse Studio Receivers
- One Multiverse Transmitter with hanging bracket and clamp (for multi universe broadcasts)
- One Multiverse Node with hanging bracket and clamp (for single universe broadcasts)
- One DMXcat Multi-Function Test Tool (to turn on and troubleshoot any lighting fixture on set)
- One RadioScan Spectrum Analyzer (for broadcast planning)
- Various accessories to keep your equipment organized, mounted, and charged.
Just drop the Multiverse Studio Receiver onto its slot in the Multiverse Studio Kit case, and it will begin charging. Individual chargers and USB cables are also included to enable charging or powering individual units outside the case.
Mark LaPierre, Programmer, Netflix Film's End of the Road:
"The ability to sign into any Multiverse wireless DMX device with my smartphone’s DMXcat app and check responses was unbelievably cool and deeply reassuring. We used everything in the Multiverse Studio Kit and the contactless charging was phenomenal."End of the Road Case Study
Multiverse® Studio Add On Kit
- 5941 (2.4GHz)
Contactless charging kit
Perfect complement to Multiverse Studio Kit
Scalable Multiverse Wireless DMX In A Contactless Charging Case
The Multiverse Studio Add On Kit brings the advanced technology of Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM system to the film and video world, featuring Multiverse Studio Receivers with 20 hour battery life and contactless charging in an easy to use kit.
Just drop the Multiverse Studio Receiver onto its slot in the Multiverse Studio Add On Kit case, and it will begin charging. Individual chargers and USB cables are also included to enable charging or powering individual units outside the case.
The Multiverse Studio Add On Kit provides six additional Multiverse Studio Receivers for users to expand upon their full P/N 5939 Multiverse Studio Kits.
Carlos M. Torres, Chief Lighting Technician, Everything's Gonna Be Okay:
"The Multiverse Studio Kit was just what we needed. The setup and connectivity was fast and easy. We had all 6 receivers working on many of our lighting setups with zero, yes, zero connection fails. Multiverse worked flawlessly for the entire season."EGBO Case Study
DMXcat® Multi Function Test Tool
Part Number: 6000
Muti Fixture Feature
An Indispensable Tool for Lighting Users
The DMXcat® system is designed for use by the lighting professional who is involved with the planning, installation, operation, or maintenance of theatrical and studio lighting equipment. The system consists of a small hardware interface device and a suite of mobile applications. Together, they combine to bring DMX/RDM control plus several other functionalities to the user’s smartphone for use wherever and whenever they are needed.
DMXcat hardware is built into every Multiverse® Transmitter. This means you can now access, configure, and control your Multiverse Transmitter with the free DMXcat app. DMXcat technology means that you no longer have to touch or even be close to your Multiverse Transmitter to make changes to it. Update your current DMXcat app or download it today to connect your Multiverse Transmitter.
DMXcat works with: Android, iPhone, and Amazon Fire.
Lonnie Juli, Lighting Designer, CBS Evening News:
"Multiverse has been bulletproof for us. It helped us avoid all the cable discussions. It requires very little power. The user interface on the Multiverse Node and DMXcat made setup very simple."CBS Studio Case Study
RadioScan® Spectrum Analyser
Part Number: 5988
RadioScan software for PC or Mac
RadioScan helps you see invisible radio waves around you.
RadioScan Spectrum Analyzer is a 2.4GHz spectrum analyser (includes a RadioScan hardware dongle and accompanying free RadioScan software) that enables you to easily visualise radio energy that is otherwise invisible to you. Using RadioScan helps you to create a broadcast plan that optimises available spectrum in your area, and helps prevent interference with other mission critical radio devices near you.
RadioScan shows all radio activity near you in your chosen frequency, including frequency hopping gear like wireless DMX, as well as Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth, wireless headsets, video transmitters, cordless phones, baby monitors, and microwave ovens. RadioScan can view spectrum data either in Spectrogram View or Waterfall View, and snapshots can be taken of both in the program. Scans of any length can be recorded, saved, emailed and played back with the RadioScan software, without the need for the RadioScan hardware dongle. For users of Multiverse® wireless DMX/RDM products, RadioScan will guide you in creating the optimum broadcast plan for your production.
Justin Stroh, Chief Lighting Technician, The Unicorn:
"There’s so much Wi-Fi on set now, that Multiverse dual band technology is giving us more control. And we can alter everything remotely via RDM using the DMXcat app, and plan our broadcast using RadioScan as a frequency scanner. Multiverse is helping us work smarter, and faster."The Unicorn Case Study
QolorFLEX® Multiverse Dimmers
QolorFLEX 5x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers
- 5943 (2.4GHz)
QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers
- 5917 (2.4GHz)
Other QolorFLEX Dimmers (wire controlled):
- 5809 - QolorFLEX 5x8A Dimmers
- 5810 - QolorFLEX 24x3A Dimmers
- 5821 - QolorFLEX 4x5A Dimmers
- 5823 - QolorFLEX 4x5A DINrail RJ45 Dimmers
- 5825 - QolorFLEX 4x5A DINrail Dimmers
Smooth Dimming, Small Size, Multiverse Wireless DMX
QolorFLEX® 5x2.5A Multiverse DimmersThe QolorFLEX 5x2.5A Multiverse Dimmer is a constant voltage, five-output dimmer that can be controlled wirelessly using City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX* or SHoW DMX Neo wireless DMX/RDM technology, or with wired DMX. This dimmer provides 20-bit PWM resolution and six DMX personality options (including: 8-bit (5ch), 16-bit (10ch), 8-bit Tunable White Single (2ch), 16-bit Tunable White Single (4ch), 8-bit Tunable White (4ch), and 16-bit Tunable White (8ch)) for extremely smooth dimming at the low end of the dimming curve. It uses detachable input and output connectors to make wiring easy. Configuration is performed using RDM, such as with a City Theatrical DMXcat®, or with City Theatrical’s USB Configuration program for PC/Mac. A mounting bracket is included with the Dimmer to allow easy mounting to scenery. It pairs perfectly with QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape for ideal use in props and costumes, or for areas where space is a concern.
QolorFLEX® 2x2A Multiverse Dimmers
QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers are small, constant voltage, two-output dimmer designed to be mounted in small spaces such as props, costumes, wands, and candles. They can be controlled wirelessly using City Theatrical’s Multiverse or SHoW DMX Neo wireless DMX/RDM technology, or with wired DMX. These dimmers provide 20-bit PWM resolution and four DMX personality options (two variations of 8-bit and 16-bit control) for extremely smooth dimming at the low end of the dimming curve. Configuration is performed using RDM, such as with a City Theatrical DMXcat®, or with City Theatrical’s USB Configuration program for PC/MAC. A plastic case is included with the QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmer to allow easy mounting to scenery while enabling removal of the dimmer from the case for wiring and configuration.
Other QolorFLEX Dimmers for Film and Video projects include our best-selling:
Anna McKindley, Fixtures Technician, Stranger Things Season 4:
"I loved [QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers]! They’re easy to set up, we didn’t need to use external antennas, and they connect to the Multiverse Transmitter every time. Any time any main cast flashlights were used or they were on their bikes, the dimming control was provided by QolorFLEX 2x2.5A Multiverse Dimmers."Stranger Things Case Study
QolorFLEX® LED Tapes for TV and Film: 5-in-1, High CRI, and QolorFLEX NuNeon®
QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tapes:
- New! 5-in-1 HiQ High CRI: 5050-24-RGBH27006500-60-5-20-1
- RGBACW: 5050-24-RGBACW-60-5-20-1
QolorFLEX HiQ High CRI LED Tapes:
- 3200K: 2835-24-H3200-120-5-20-1
- 6000K: 2835-24-H6000-120-5-20-1
- 2700K-6500K: 3527-24-H27006500-120-5-20-1
QolorFLEX NuNeon varieties:
- New! Tunable White HiQ High CRI (5m): N914-H27006500-5
- RGB (5m): N914-RGB-5
- Amber (10m): N914-A-10
- Blue (10m): N914-B-10
- Green (10m): N914-G-10
- Red (10m): N914-R-10
- Cool White (10m): N914-CW-10
- Natural White (10m): N914-NW-10
- Warm White (10m): N914-WW-10
Exceptional On-Camera Color Rendition, Blending and Flexibility
QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape is an interior-grade LED Tape with high output brightness and the ability to create a wide spectrum of colours when used with a DMX colour control system. QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape comes in two colour options, RGB HiQ High CRI and RGB plus Amber plus Cool White. Both QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED tapes have a high output brightness and the ability to create a wide spectrum of colours when used with a DMX colour control system.
New QolorFLEX 5-in-1 HiQ High CRI LED Tape (P/N 5050-24- RGBH27006500-60-5-20-1) has a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of greater than 95 and is 25% brighter than other 5-in-1 LED tapes, making it an ideal high CRI LED tape for the camera needs of film and video projects, while providing lighting professionals with ultimate colour control. It offers exceptional on-camera colour rendition and the ability to match the light sources already being used on set.
QolorFLEX® HiQ High CRI LED Tape is designed to have a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of 95, making it an ideal high CRI LED tape for the needs of the film industry. It is available in three types, 3200K, 6000K, or 2700-6500K in a single chip, and offers exceptional on-camera colour rendition and the ability to match the light sources on set.
QolorFLEX NuNeon is rugged, outdoor-rated, and dimmable, with nearly the same visual impact as traditional blown glass neon. QolorFLEX NuNeon's extreme flexibility includes a ½" minimum bending radius in the horizontal plane for ideal precision for signage, and a 6" minimum bending radius along the vertical axis for smooth curves.
Standard and Custom Lighting Accessories to Meet the Needs of your Project
Since our inception over 30 years ago, City Theatrical has worked with lighting professionals to invent, manufacture, and customise high quality lighting accessories. Our mission is to create products that enable lighting professionals to achieve their artistic vision. Even a single lighting accessory, like Blacktak ™ Light Mask Foil, Barndoors, Track Tamers ™, or custom beam shapers, can help you make your next film project even better. You can also read more about our custom manufacturing.
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