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Pangolin Intro, Basic and Pro

There are three versions of Lasershow Designer 2000. Each includes a 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.

LD2000 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:

QM2000 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.

QM NET 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 cm).

              *  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






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 thousands of 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 or Intro.

Differences beetween Pro, Basic and Intro:

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 Director).

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 beat detection.



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