The IQ512M is a memory lighting control console designed for television studios, houses of worship, small stages, and nightclubs. The console may be used with up to 512 dimmers. It stores an unlimited number of cues and shows on standard MMC and SD cards. Also it stores a distinct look on each of its sliders through a full proportional softpatch. Smooth fades from one look to another are executed through standard theatrical split crossfade controls. A hypertext menu on a backlit LCD display guides the user through all operations. Memory cues and the softpatch are saved automatically and held indefinitely. Shows may be edited offline on any personal computer. The IQ512M can also serve as a Remote Focus Unit, easily allowing control of any of 512 channels. Finally, it can capture a look from another console making it easy to use as a backup.