Pangolin Intro, Basic and Pro
There are three versions of Lasershow Designer 2000. Each
QM2000 hardware board, a 50-page illustrated manual, and an
Installation CD/DVD with programs, help files, clipart frames, free
shows and even royalty-free music.
software: A suite of programs and utilities that work
together to create and sequence images into animated laser shows and
beam effects, all played back with audio, video, DMX-controlled
lights and pyro. The software runs on Windows computers (2000, ME,
XP, Vista). LD2000 programs include:
hardware board: This goes in a slot in a desktop computer,
or in a QM2000.NET box on your laptop's network. The QM2000 board
does all of the crucial calculations, and it holds all of the laser
frames and show content.
network adaptor: For portability, We can offer a much
smaller, lightweight unit, which is more convenient to carry around
and use with a laptop computer. This sturdy laptop-friendly box
includes the power supply and the Network Adapter Board. This box
can be connected to your local network or directly to your computer.
The size of this small box is 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches (19 x 19 x 3.8
* LD2000 drawing and graphics program
Showtime timeline-based show creation& playback program
Autoplay simple, automatic show playback program, with included
scrolling text capability
Live! cue triggering utility. Designed for performing at live events
such as corporate theater
TraceIT bitmap graphic tracing utility to automatically turn
pictures into laser outlines
Lasershow Video VST -- real-time video to laser converter
Asteroids a laser version of the classic video game
AVS-Laser music visualization plug-in for the popular Windows Media
Player called Winamp
Over 100 free shows and demos get started right away!
Over 300,000 laser frames and animations -- including the complete
Lightspeed Design library
A tutorial DVD showing how to use the main features of LD2000 and
Showtime's unique timeline editor is in
the middle; three tracks are shown. At the right is a list
of effects. At the bottom are pictures of frames. You get over an hour of
free shows -- that's an amazing 30 high-quality songs. Plus, LD comes with
clip art frames.
Here are brief descriptions of
the three levels:
LD2000 Professional is the top version,
for those doing laser shows full-time. It includes all features,
including the ability to create 3D objects. When making a show,
you can have up to 32 objects (tracks) simultaneously.
An LD2000 Pro system can
create or edit a show with up to 30 projectors, in the same
computer or over an Ethernet network, provided that you have a
QM2000 board for each projector.
LD2000 Basic is mid-level. You can
make flat, 2D drawings but not 3D objects. The abstract
generator has two oscillators, instead of Pro's three. When
making a show, there are 16 tracks available.
LD2000 Intro is the lowest-cost, yet
it still has a lot of power. You can create frames and shows
with Intro. However, the frames will be flat (2D), and the
Abstract Generator has only one oscillator. When making a show,
you can only work with 8 tracks, and there are fewer effects
such as morphing. Still, for many simple uses, Intro is more
than capable of doing high-quality shows. Intro systems are
often used as "slaves" for running multiple scanner heads. Intro
systems also are ideal for playback-only applications, since
they can play back any show created on any version: Pro, Basic
Differences beetween Pro, Basic
All three versions can playback any LD2000
show, with full effects. This means that even LD2000 Intro can
play an LD2000 Pro show, with all of its advanced features. Thus, if
you just want to play back shows, your best buy is LD2000 Intro. Not
only can you play back shows, but you can edit them. For example,
you could replace the show's logo with your own. However, you can
only use the editing features available in the particular program.
This means that in Intro, you can edit just the first eight tracks
of a show. In Intro and Basic, you can edit a frame's X and Y
coordinates, but not the Z coordinates (since these programs are 2D
only). So if you need extensive editing of a show, consider Pro or
Basic instead of Intro. All three versions act as "slaves" for each
other, in a multi-scanner projector. For example, you can put
a Pro and Intro into a computer; the Intro will act as a slave to
the Pro (including all Pro tracks and features) so you can run a
two-scanner-head show. The table below gives more details about the
differences between the three versions, as of LD2000 release 4.53.
Showtime show creation software:
A program for making the laser show. You create effects, and
sequencing those effects
with frames and music. This is called Showtime; it uses a timeline
editing system similar
to standard multimedia programs (Adobe Premiere, Macromedia
Live! cue-playing software
A program for setting up and playing cues live. This is called Live!
It runs as part of Showtime
but functionally can be considered a separate program.
Lasershow Performer console
An optional hardware console called Lasershow Performer. This
duplicates the features of the Live!
software, but because it is a dedicated hardware device, it makes it
easier to run shows.
It also has extra features such as built-in audio and microphone
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