Running laser shows using SMPTE timecode is quite common, especially when working at large scale festivals, and permanent installations.
Often the timecode will be recorded on one audio track. Then at playback time, the timecode audio is read and decoded by a SMPTE timecode reader device.
In this short tutorial we show you the basics of setting up SMPTE timecode together with BEYOND laser show software.
Pangolin also offers a convenient and easy to use SMPTE Timecode device, called the TC2000. You can see this by a href=http://pangolin.com/shop/smpte-timecode-reader-writer-tc2000/clicking here/a.
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a href=http://pangolin.com/QuickShow/QuickShow/a has been the world’s leading laser show software for several years, providing thousands of clients around the world with extremely powerful, yet easy to use laser control.
With the release of a href=http://pangolin.com/QuickShow/QuickShow 3.0/a (which is a FREE update for all Pangolin clients), we have further expanded the program’s functionality, while still retaining the software’s ease of use, which clients have come to know and love.
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Live laser shows are a standard in our industry. To help you get the most out of the BEYOND software when performing live laser shows, we’ve partner with renowned laser operator Anthony Garcia, to create a 5-part tutorial series.
You can access the complete tutorial video series on YouTube, by Clicking Here.
This tutorial series begins by covers begins by covering the basics of setting up and controlling live laser shows with BEYOND, and then it progresses further, showing more advanced concepts such as using PangoScript and creating custom BEYOND Universe workspaces.
- All features shown are available in the latest version of BEYOND 2.1, and subsequent 3.0 and higher updates.
A recent high-profile multimedia installation at the iconic Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL, called ‘Light up the Night’ further illustrates how lasers are taking multimedia shows to the next level. This installation broke new ground, as the whole production was sold to the Marriott as a revenue-generating model, which is a bit different from the general notion of selling special FX and multimedia installations, as “entertainment packages”. Mitchell Piper, owner at K-Systems AV, and award winning Creative Designer Gabe Letourneau led the project, showing the Marriott how such an installation could be used to further increase revenues at the property.
Before the project was sold, K-Systems actually setup a demonstration for the Marriott so that they could calculate the real return on investment that would be garnered by proceeding with the concept. And wha Continue reading
Laser show control from a lighting console is a popular topic right now as more and more lighting designers are entering the laser scene. At the recent Serpent Festival in Australia, Lighting Designer Greg Ellis of Pretty Lights performed a stunning laser light show, controlling the new ClubMAX 3000 lasers with FB4, from a GrandMA 2 console. Effect programming was done entirely using the Pangolin BEYOND software, and then run from the GrandMA 2 console. The team at Lumina Visual Production (Australia) provided the ClubMAX-FB4 3000 laser systems, for the event.
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Have you ever wondered…
Why did my laser projector fail?
Why is my laser projector less bright?
Why are my laser projector’s colors different?
If you have asked yourself questions like these, don’t feel bad – You are not alone! Every day people around the world experience this very same issue, and have the unpleasant experience of having to deal with a broken or unusable laser show projector, that is the result of premature laser diode failure. And premature laser diode failure is caused in many cases, by electro-static discharge (ESD) and power surges. Thankfully, there is a solution, and it’s called LASORB!
THE PROBLEM WITH LASER DIODES
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Buying a laser projector can be a difficult process these days, with so many sellers and manufacturers out there. And event though the cost of laser projectors has come down dramatically in recent years, at the end of the day, the old adage still stands true – You get, what you pay for.
Since Pangolin is a laser entertainment technology company at heart, we understand the pain clients like you have when trying to find a professional laser projetor on the market these days…
- You want something quality built, that allows you to create those stunning laser beam effects, as well as laser text, laser graphics, and laser logos – Providing you the technology you need, to bring your creativity to life.
- You want a unit from a reliable manufacturer, who stands behind their products, and who will support you when you need assistance.
- You want something produced using quality components and technology, but at an affordable price po
With the release of their first studio album in five years, Born in the Echoes, The Chemical Brothers are back with their trademark laser show and heavy dance beat. The use of lasers has been a predominant force at Chemical Brothers shows. In fact the duo still utilize two 10-watt lasers they have personally owned for years. The production also carries 3 x 30-watt lasers and 2 x 21w All Taipan from E R Productions (www.er-productions.com), which they stagger across the stage for a huge display of stunning laser effects.
Two large robots stand upstage on each side. Each robot was outfitted with ER Productions Beamburst Laser unit to emit laser beams from the robots eyes. Because of the many shows scheduled for the tour, most of the lights and lasers were designed to be layered on the floor, as a unique package that can be easily rolled on and off stage with minimum setup time. Pangolin’s BEYOND software configured with SMPTE Timecode runs everything that they carry, from lights Continue reading
Russian-German musician Zedd is currently promoting his second studio album, True Colors on his True Colors world tour, that began on August 6th and will run through November 28, 2015. The tour spans cities across the globe from Singapore to Los Angeles to London.
In addition to his hit songs, Zedd is intentionally debuting never-before-heard songs during the tour so his audience can “live” the songs as he intends – through an intense “True Colors” visual experience. Pyrotecnico was brought on board to amplify that experience with their innovative lasers, pyro, and special FX.
In addition to our custom pyrotechnic spinners, close proximity pyrotechnics, flames, cryogenics, confetti/streamers, we have 9 lasers. We utilized Pangolin’s Beyond software and FB3QS hardware to design and control the custom, high powered RGB Spectrum series lasers developed by KVANT. Four of the lasers were spread out across the stage, two were placed in the DJ b Continue reading
The Honeymoon Tour is the second concert tour and first international tour by American recording artist Ariana Grande in support of her second studio album, My Everything (2014). The tour, which was officially announced on September 10, 2014, will travel across North America, Europe, and Asia. It began on February 25, 2015 in Independence, Missouri and will conclude on October 15, 2015 in El Paso, Texas.
Along with the lighting and video, there was enough room in the budget for special effects incl