Rosco I-Cue Intelligent Mirror
A lightweight moving mirror that can be mounted on most standard ellipsoidal fixtures to allow you to reposition the beam of light at will.
The Rosco I-Cue Intelligent Mirror lets you do more with less. Mounted on an ellipsoidal spotlight, the lightweight moving mirror allows you to reposition the beam of light at will. A single luminaire can be used for multiple specials, focused wherever the designer requires and moved with a simple cue from your DMX console. This is done silently, quickly and accurately and can be repeated over and over again, every night of the performance. The ultra-quiet stepper motors used allow the I-Cue to succeed even in television studios and concert halls where any ambient motor noise is unacceptable.
- Maximum Versatility – The I-Cue elegantly solves lighting challenges common in so many venues and productions. With limited fixtures available for your plot, the I-Cue lets you create multiple specials without dedicating multiple fixtures to single purpose focus points. Reparatory light plots will benefit immediately by including a system of I-Cues that can be repurposed for each show without re-hanging or re-focusing! And virtually any effect that requires simple sweeps, pans or tilt can be made without the cost and installation burdens associated with moving lights.
- Installation and Operation – The Rosco I-Cue will fit virtually any fixture with a 6-1/4in color frame slot such as the ETC Source Four, Selecon Pacific and many others. Larger color frames which require an alternate mounting plate may be available. Check with Rosco. The broad range of motion for the I-Cue mirror – 230 degrees of pan and 57 degrees of tilt – allows a wide area of the stage to be covered from a single hanging position although the necessary fixture orientation (horizontal for most applications) requires slightly more space.
- Power – The I-Cue requires a 24v power supply unit such as the Rosco PSU 50. A 4-pin XLR “scroller” cable is used to connect the PSU to the I-Cue. Multiple units may be “daisy chained” together, limited by cable length guidelines and wattage limitations of the PSU. The I-Cue draws a maximum continuous load of 17 watts. Many of the 24 volt power supply units offered by the major manufacturers of color scrollers will run the Rosco I-Cue. Here is a partial list of the scroller power supply units known to be compatible with the Rosco I-Cue: Wybron – Forerunner; Rainbow – Mini, Maxi and Micro; AC Lighting – Chroma Q and Christie Lites – Color Q
- Control – Operated via a DMX console, the I-Cue can be used in either 8-bit or 16-bit resolution. In 8-Bit mode, the I-Cue uses 2 channels of DMX control, one for pan and one for tilt with 0.9 degrees of pan resolution and 0.225 degrees of tilt resolution. In 16-bit mode, the device requires 4 channels of DMX (pan + fine pan, tilt + fine tilt) and achieves 0.028 degrees of resolution in both pan and tilt for much smoother, more precise positioning. The LED display allows for easy configuration of operating modes and DMX addressing. See the I-Cue Operation Manual for instructions.
- Stand Alone Mode – For installations where DMX control is not available, simple repetitive motions can be programmed directly into the I-Cue. See I-Cue Operation Manual for details. In addition, all units come with a pre-programmed “chase sequence” for either self-testing the unit without the presence of a DMX signal or for when you want random non-DMX moving light effects (commonly referred to as a “Ballyhoo”). To put the unit into demo mode simply set the DMX address to 600.