Lasershow Designer QuickShow Powerful • Affordable • Easy to use Get instant excitement with QuickShow Since 1995, Pangolinʼs Software for any level of user Advanced technology Lasershow Designer series has been the world standard for Whether you are new to lasers, or have years of experience, QuickShow adapts to your level. QuickShow isnʼt just about a better user experience. It also has advanced technology such as the all-new Beyond calculation engine. professional-quality laser shows. It is by far the most popular, most award-winning laser software in history. Now, with QuickShow, Pangolin has reinvented laser software In QuickShow, everything is new – from the powerful Beyond calculation engine at its core, to the radically simplified interface featuring QuickTools. The result is the easiest-to-use laser software available anywhere. You can do basic shows right out of the box. All you have to do is click on cues, or press keyboard keys, to display them in time to the music. QuickShow comes with nearly 2000 pre-loaded graphics, animations, beam effects and abstracts. Beyond automatically takes care of scanner optimization and color mixing. In tests, QuickShow produced noticeably better image quality. One beta tester said “It made my scanners look new again!” But there is far more power in QuickShow than simply triggering cues. The next level is the unique QuickTools, which are used to make custom cues such as autotraced artwork, beam effects, and abstract shapes. For example, the QuickText tool (shown below) makes a variety of scrolling and waving text in easily-selectable fonts, colors and effects. Guaranteed satisfaction from the world leader Finally, for the ultimate in customization, use AdvancedTools for professional-level features such as cue layering and sequencing, automatic beat triggering, timelines for syncing to pre-recorded music, triggering DMX channels, and controlling up to six projectors. These are among the many reasons that have made Pangolinʼs software #1 around the world. So, contact Pangolin or your lasershow dealer, and begin creating high-quality laser shows quickly, easily, and at an affordable price with QuickShow. Pangolin has the most customer-friendly policies. For example, software updates are always free, your satisfaction is fully guaranteed, and we donʼt force you to constantly use a USB “dongle” key to unlock your software. Here’s an example of how QuickShow has tools for every level of user For an instant show, just click on cues Letʼs say you want to display a preset psychedelic abstract design. Click the “Abstracts 1” tab on the main QuickShow screen. Youʼll see 60 cues; each one contains an abstract design. As you move your mouse over the cues, the designs are animated on the computer screen. This lets you preview how theyʼll look on the laser projector. To display the cue you want, simply click the mouse, or press the keyboard key thatʼs in the upper left corner. Instantly, the selected cue is displayed. It couldnʼt be easier! Create cues with QuickShape The next level is to make your own custom cues. For abstracts, use the QuickShape tool, which lets you adjust the most important parameters such as size, points color, and speed. For expert users, AdvancedShape gives complete control AdvancedShape lets you add layers of modulators, oscillators, color cycling, and other effects. Apply as many layers as you want, to make mesmerizing spirograph-type images that are difficult or impossible in other laser systems. This beam effect is one of the nearly 2000 pre-loaded cues in QuickShow Photo courtesy FFP Lasers, Ontario Get shows done fast and easy, with advanced features like these... Work in the background With other laser systems, as you click cues and change controls, your work is updated live to the laser. The audience sees every move you make – even when you donʼt want them to. QuickShow is much smarter. You can work in the background, setting up cues and trying out different looks. Nothing is sent to the laser until you click the “Show it now” button. How background creation works For example, letʼs say you are projecting a beer mug, and you want to add some scrolling text advertising a “Drink special”. Control your shows using a variety of interfaces Mouse QuickShow can be run using just one hand, if you need your other hand free to adjust lights (or hold a drink!). Keyboard Press a key to switch cues on the beat of the music. There are 60 instant cues per screen (3 rows of 10 keys, each shifted or unshifted). Touchscreen QuickShow is specifically designed with large cues and controls, for fingertip use on touchscreen notebooks and monitors. MIDI controller Prefer to use a keyboard or other MIDI controller? You can map MIDI keys to cues and controls. DMX console Just like MIDI, you can map DMX channels to display cues and change controls. No more worries about dongles Call up the QuickText tab and type in the words. Try out different looks and colors. Youʼll see the text scroll and animate on the computer screen; the audience continues to see only the beer mug. When you are satisfied, click “Show it now”. Your desired text now scrolls across the screen. Thanks to background creation, it looks perfect as soon as it appears. Some laser systems use old-fashioned USB keys or connector blocks as “dongles”. These can be a nightmare. If you forget or misplace the dongle, the software wonʼt run. That can ruin your day – or a show. But QuickShow is friendly and dongle-free. You can run QuickShow with or without any hardware attached. The only requirement is to authorize your computer one time, by plugging in the Flashback 3 laser controller that comes with QuickShow. After that, you can work online with a Flashback 3 and your laser projector attached, or offline with no other hardware needed. Control up to six laser projectors from one QuickShow system Have complete confidence in choosing Pangolin The best-selling system in the world More people use our Lasershow Designer 2000 than any other lasershow software on Earth. They chose Pangolin because it is powerful, affordable and easy-to-use. LD2000 or QuickShow? Which Pangolin system is best for you? Here is a quick guide: It also means that itʼs easy to share frames with others, and buy clip art and entire shows that work great with QuickShow. Updates are always free We never charge for software updates. As we add improvements and features, just download the newest release from our website. Youʼll always have the latest version with the most up-to-date features – FREE! 90-day money-back guarantee You can be sure that QuickShow is right for you and your laser projector. Just try it out for up to 90 days. If for any reason you are not satisfied, we will refund your purchase price. The Lasershow Designer series is the worldʼs best-selling laser light show software. Continuously developed since its introduction in 1989, the latest version, LD2000, is primarily designed for professionals who need the most advanced features available anywhere. The most awards for technology and show artistry Pangolin is the lasershow industry technology leader. We have over 20 major ILDA and other awards for hardware and software achievement. This includes the ILDA Hardware Product of the Year award, won by the Flashback 3 included with the QuickShow system. Perhaps even more important, Pangolin users routinely produce top-quality award-winning shows. In fact, in the last decade, users of Pangolinʼs LD2000 system have won over half of all ILDA artistic awards. Thatʼs more awards than users of all other lasershow systems combined! QuickShow is all-new software and hardware. The design goal was “quick”: the ability to easily make a high-quality show. Itʼs perfect for DJs, VJs, club owners, and others who arenʼt full-time laserists. As your experience increases, you can begin to use the more advanced features in QuickShow. QuickShow provides capabilities to satisfy every level of user Preset cues Custom cues Display cues Instant Show Choose from nearly 2000 high-quality graphics, animations and beam effects Click the mouse or press a keyboard key to display the cue. Use QuickTools to make custom cues: • Type in text • Trace logos • Draw graphics • Make beam shapes • Target mirrors Use more advanced tools to further refine your custom texts, logos, graphics, beam shapes and mirror targeting. Multi-track: Display one or more cues simultaneously Work in the background. Keep current cues running on the laser, while you create and fine-tune new cues using the on-screen viewer. Advanced Show Make multiple pages of your favorite presets and custom cues. Assign function keys to instantly switch between pages. Create DMX cues, so you can control lighting, special effects and any other DMXcompatible device from within QuickShow. Send to laser Use MIDI or DMX devices, such as keyboards and lighting consoles, to trigger cues. Click or press in time to the music Automatically displayed on the laser Click to add cues to sequences. Compensate for off-axis scanning using keystone, rotation and other geometric correction controls All of the above, plus... Intermediate Show Copy and move cues (both presets and custom ones) to put all your favorites on a single page (bank). Make a show Anyone can tap out a show to music Custom Show Load in additional graphics, animations and beam effects files. These can be purchased or traded from others. Modify cues Adjust a cue’s size, position, rotation angle, rotation speed, color, color cycling, scan speed and animation frame rate. All of the above, plus... Modify all cues simultaneously. Make the same modifications as above (size, position, etc.) to the entire output. Have sequences be manually triggered (click mouse/press a key) or be automatically triggered by music beats. Target different zones within the projector’s scan area. For example, graphics go in the center, beams hit side mirrors. Put cues and sequences into a show timeline. Sync to MP3 and other music files. Display multiple timelines simultaneously. Up to six different projectors: If you have more than one projector, have different cues/shows running on different projectors. All of the above, plus... Apply custom effects to cues. These change a cue over time, such as warping an image or scrolling a frame. Use preset effects or create your own. QuickShow specifications Hardware requirements What you get QuickShow software on CD-ROM Nearly 2000 pre-loaded cues Instruction manual Flashback 3 interface box (at right): 4.2 x 2.8 x 1.3 in (110 x 71 x 33 mm) No dongles! Never worry about forgetting or losing a dongle. You can work on, and display, shows without needing a dongle. Cues Nearly 2000 graphics, animations, beam effects and abstracts are included. Abstract frames BPM methods Timed, audio beat detect, manual. Preview On-screen preview of all graphics and beams using Windows OpenGL. Background work mode • Autotrace bitmaps • Live controls Control DMX devices For a cue or the entire display, adjust size, position, rotation angle, rotation speed, color, color cycling, scan speed and animation rate. Set up to 512 DMX channels per cue. Unlimited number of cues or “looks”. QuickTools for creation and editing Display methods Apply one or more effects to a cue, a sequence or a timeline event. Effects include colors (preset and changing), pulse/flash/ strobe, trace, chop, ripple, mirror, double, scroll, rock, throb, zoom and bounce. Single cue, multi-track cue, sequence cues, timeline show programming. Projector correction and zones Manual (mouse/keyboard), automatic to beat (BPM), autorun for sequences and timeline. Optional devices • Make planetarium-style abstract shapes, such as flowers or spirograph geometric figures. Display timing PC notebook or desktop Dual-core processor such as Intel Centrino Duo, Core 2 Duo, or AMD equivalent Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or 7 At least one available USB port Create/edit cues on-screen without affecting laser output. Only show your cues when you are done. The audience never sees your background work. Import GIF, JPG, BMP files and convert instantly to laser. Outline and centerline tracing modes. QuickText, QuickShape, QuickTrace, QuickTargets, QuickTimeline, QuickDMX Computer requirements Custom effects Full geometric correction for off-axis scanning. HIt multiple screens from one projector, using projection zones (cues are positioned and scaled to appear in part of the scan area). Touchscreen QuickShow is designed so it can be used with a touchscreen notebook or monitor MIDI controller Trigger cues using MIDI devices such as keyboards. A MIDI interface may be required to connect to computerʼs USB port. DMX interface Required for DMX input (a console triggers QuickShow cues) and for DMX output (QuickShow cues trigger external devices such as lights and foggers). Contact Pangolin for recommended/tested models. Projector requirements A lasershow projector with ILDA-standard input connector Any speed scanners, from 10K to 60K+ Any color, from single-color to full-color RGB Optional control for up to 6 projectors The QuickShow system comes with one Pangolin Flashback 3 laser controller. This connects between your PC computerʼs USB port, and your laser projectorʼs ILDA input. To control additional projectors, you can add up to five more Flashback 3 laser controllers. Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc. 9501 Satellite Boulevard, Suite 109, Orlando, FL 32837 USA Phone: +1 407-299-2088 • Fax: +1 407-299-6066 www.pangolin.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Other quality products from Pangolin Lasershow Designer 2000: Laser software for full-time professionals LivePRO: Advanced live performance laser software for LD2000 and FB3 QM2000.NET: Control projectors over wired or wireless Internet connections Lasershow Converter MAX/4D/FLASH: Convert 3D & 2D graphics into lasers PASS: Professional audience-scanning safety system -- meets strict U.S. rules Lasershow Performer console: Custom-designed console for LD2000 & LivePRO Back cover of brochure Discoscan: Wide-angle lens systems to scan up to 360 degrees by 180 degrees SMS text messaging: Advanced video or laser display of SMS text conversations LASORB: Electronic component that prevents electrostatic damage to laser diodes ©2009, Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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