QuickShow Lasershow Designer Powerful • Affordable • Easy to use

QuickShow Lasershow Designer Powerful • Affordable • Easy to use
Powerful • Affordable • Easy to use
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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
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
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
QuickShow can be run using just one hand, if you need your other
hand free to adjust lights (or hold a drink!).
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).
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 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
Click the mouse or press a
keyboard key to display the
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
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
Click or press in time to
the music
Automatically displayed
on the laser
Click to add cues to
Compensate for off-axis
scanning using keystone,
rotation and other
geometric correction
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
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
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.
Nearly 2000 graphics, animations, beam
effects and abstracts are included.
Abstract frames
BPM methods
Timed, audio beat detect,
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
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 • contact@pangolin.com
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