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QolorPIX® Tape Controller, Eight Output
City Theatrical's QolorPIX® Tape Controller (P/N 5850) is preconfigured with personality profiles that can be combined and adjusted to produce thousands of dynamic effects with QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape using only a few DMX channels. Any lighting effect you can imagine - chases, fades, scrolls, bursts, and more - can be created in minutes.
The QolorPIX Tape Controller offers eight ports, which accommodate a total of 40 meters of QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape. A user friendly control interface allows you to change mode, pixel length, dimmer, personality start address, strip type, fixture ID, and direction. The controller features an integrated power supply, a test function and flicker finder for easy troubleshooting. It also offers wireless DMX control using state of the art Multiverse® technology.
GET INSPIRED: Explore 11 Plug & Play Pixel Effects
Our three-minute QolorPIX Effects video demonstrates different kinds of pixel effects that are available as plug and play options when using the QolorPIX Tape Controller. Click to view our top 11 plug and play pixel effects: Paparazzi, Comet, Jockey, Checkers, Color Merge, Wave, Sweep, Wipe, VU Manual, Strobe, and Knight Rider.
|QolorPIX LED Tape Fixture Controller||5850|
- Supports ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A
- Compatible with QolorPIX LED Tape
- Effects engine enables controlling enitre length of QolorPIX Tape with only 12 or 24 DMX Addresses
- Eight output ports individual pixels on each port
- Firmware is user updateable through micro-SD card slot
- Controllable via DMX512-A, recordable presets, and test routine
- DMX512 control through effects engine, RGB, and pixel address modes
- Can be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack with included mounting accessories. Requires 2U rack spaces
FAQs About QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape
Q1. How much tape is on each reel of QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A1. 5 Meters (16.4 feet)
Q2. What are the cutting increments of QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A2. You can cut the tape between each LED, or 21mm.
Q3. What is the voltage of QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A3. QolorPIX tape operates at 5 volts.
Q4. How many LEDs per meter are on QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape? How many LEDs per reel?
A4. There are 48 LEDs per meter and 240 LEDs per reel.
Q5. Is QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape IP rated for outdoor use?
A5. Yes, QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape is IP67 rated.
Q6. What is the chipset for QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A6. QolorPIX tape uses standard chipset WS2812B.
Q7. What is the part number for QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
Q8. How can I mount QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A8. Plastic mounting clips are included with each reel of tape.
Q9. Can I play media on QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A9. Yes, since the tape uses a standard chipset, you can use it with a media server to play video or media.
Q10. What length are the extrusions for QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A10. City Theatrical sells two different aluminum extrusions, Part# 6691 and Part #6692, which both fit QolorPIX tape. Part#6691 is 9mm high and Part# 6692 is 14mm high. They are both sold in 2 meter lengths.
Q11. Can QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape be diffused?
A11. Yes, you can diffuse QolorPIX tape. When diffused, the effects take on a completely different look. City Theatrical sells two different diffusers (Part# 6696 and Part# 6697) that fit perfectly with the extrusion Part# 6691 and Part# 6692. The diffusers are sold in 2 meter lengths.
Q12. Are there 12V and 24V versions of QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A12. No, we currently only offer 5V tape.
Q13. Can I control every pixel on QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A13. Yes, you can control every pixel up to one universe (512 slots). Although this is possible, it is quite limiting. Each pixel requires 3 slots (red, green, blue). This means an entire universe can only control 170 pixels, not a full roll.
Q14. Can I use QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape that I have cut?
A14. Yes, the cut pieces of the tape can be used by soldering leads onto the copper pads.
Q15. Does City Theatrical offer different types of pixel tape?
A15. No, City Theatrical currently offers only one type of pixel tape, Part# Q5050-5-RGB-48-5-67-2. (The tape has 48 LEDs per meter, 5 meters in length, black backing, it is encapsulated in clear rectangular silicone tubing making it IP67 rated, it has a 4pin XLR connector on one end and it uses chipset WS2812B.)
Q16. Can I extend the reels of QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape?
A16. No. If you are using the QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape with City Theatrical’s QolorPIX Tape Controller, you should not extend the reel beyond 5 meters (240 LEDs) since each port on the Tape Controller can only drive one reel of tape.
Name: QolorPIX Tape Controller
Part Number: 5850
|Width (including connectors)||20.3cm||(8.0 in)|
|Construction||Nema 1 IP 20 steel enclosure|
|Number of Outputs||8|
|Output Connectors||4-Pin XLRF|
|Input Power Connection||PowerCON|
|DMX Connectors||5-Pin XLR; Built-in Multiverse wireless DMX receiver|
|Max Pixels per Output||320|
|Max Cable Distance to LED Tape||10m||(32.8 ft)|
|Total Output (Watts)||600W|
|Compliance||ETL, CE, RoHS, FCC|
|Creating Dynamic Pixel Controlled Effects at American Dream Meadowlands in Rutherford, New Jersey||Ever wonder how professional lighting and scenic designers achieve pixel controlled effects for architectural installations? According to the team at Quantum Creative Studios, QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape and QolorPIX Tape Controllers were tools that helped them achieve their vision in the theme park at American Dream Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ.|
|QolorPIX Pixel Control at the Vince Lombardi Trophy Replica Lighting at Super Bowl Live in Atlanta, Georgia||
Working under an exceptionally tight timeline, the RMRK creative production agency was looking for a turn-key pixel tape and controller solution to add dynamic lighting to the iconic Vince Lombardi Trophy replica, an outdoor 25-foot statue which was the backdrop for Super Bowl LIII events before and after the game in Atlanta, Georgia.
The trophy’s pixel controlled LED lighting solution would need to be programmable, such that it could coordinate with musical performances by Atlanta-based artists like Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris. The ideal pixel-based lighting solution would offer plug and play installation and operation using industry standard XLR extensions.
The RMRK team chose City Theatrical’s QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape and Tape Controller as the solution to provide plug and play pixel effects over the trophy’s sides, shield, and football seams. With overnight delivery and 4-pin XLRM connectors soldered to the end of each reel of QolorPIX tape, the team was able to quickly and easily install and program this pixel control solution.
“QolorPIX solved many of our challenges – weather, controller distance, brightness – with a single, off-the-shelf solution. ” - Rob Kodadek, Co-Founder & Executive Creative Director, RMRK
|QolorPIX Tree Lighting at the Christmas Spectacular at Baptist Falls Church Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin||
Falls Baptist Church was looking for a way to enhance the lighting of their annual Christmas Spectacular event, with performances that attract and inspire thousands of people from the surrounding communities. With the help of a new professional lighting designer as part of their creative team, they developed ideas to illuminate the stage and over 100 performers with dynamic lighting effects.
The lighting designer looked for a foundational lighting element that could be used throughout the entire show. Since the scenic design was minimal, there were limited options when it came to building in lighting fixtures that could support each musical movement. Pixel tape seemed to be a practical solution, but the team needed tape that was easy to install and use, and could play throughout the show without repeating an effect.
Six reels of QolorPIX Pixel Controlled LED Tape, driven by an ETC ION console to the QolorPIX Tape Controller, worked as the unique lighting solution to dynamically light three Christmas Trees with color and dimension, with plug and play effects ranging from one and two color paparazzi, comets, and beyond.
“QolorPIX was so easy work with. Within an hour, I was able to control the pixel tape and record multiple presets.” - Derek Welker, Freelance Lighting Designer, Falls Baptist Church
|10/21/2021||1032 Firmware for QolorPIX Tape Controller, Eight Output||The QolorPIX controller can experience a screen lockup after numerous keypresses while navigating menus. The lockup will periodically persist through a power cycle. The 5850 Firmware update 184.108.40.206.0.4 fixes these lockups.|