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Understanding zones and working with multiple lasers

When ever we are talking about laser output with Pangolin software, we are also talking about Pangolin’s exclusive ILDA-Award-winning Projection Zones technology, which allows to use separate projection areas (zones) either from a single laser projector, or up to many laser projectors / multiple lasers. Projection Zones combine a scanner (laser) selection with Geometric Correction for that...

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Creating safe laser shows

Introduction to laser safety The popularity of laser light shows has risen exponentially over the past few years. Many experts now believe that the laser light show industry is on the verge of becoming a billion dollar industry. In today’s entertainment scene, we see laser projectors being used just about everywhere. From concerts and tours, sporting events, live television and corporate...

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Laser Classes

Laser classifications There are different classes of laser projectors, and those classes have different rules and regulations associated with them in different parts of the world. In the laser light show and laser entertainment industry, we generally deal with “Class 4” laser projectors, which are the most powerful type of system available. A general breakdown of laser classifications is...

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Audience Scanning Safety

Audience Scanning – Considered by many to be the “holy grail” of laser effects, audience scanning is where laser light is intentionally projected directly into an audience area, allowing people to interact and actually reach out and touch the light. While this effect is perhaps the most beautiful that can be produced with a laser, it is carries the greatest risk of an unsafe light level,...

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Laser Show Compliance

Laser regulations (mostly relating to the USA) In the United States, as well as many other countries (including Germany, the UK, Australia, France and Singapore), regulations are in place to ensure the safe operation of laser shows and those viewing them. We’ll focus mostly on US regulations here, as they tend to be the most stringent. We also notice that some other countries follow the United...

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Audience Scanning safety

Making shows safe and enjoyable By William R. Benner, Jr. (An earlier version of this article originally appeared in the fall 1997 edition of The Laserist Magazine.) Successfully determining the safety level of an Audience Scanning show requires not only the proper tools, but also an understanding of the theory behind safety exposure limits and the ability to correctly interpret measurement...

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Where to get FREE laser shows

Laser shows are the emotional event, that are lasers build for. If you are a laserist, you have certainly seen a lot of laser shows over the time – free laser shows and commercial ones. If you are new to lasers, you perhaps came to lasers by being at an event where a laser show has been performed. All in all there is no light like laser light. Different kinds laser shows Laser shows appear...

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Find laser training materials

 Links to laser training videos  QuickShow Tutorial Videos Overview of QuickShow software Creating laser text (QuickText) Creating laser beam effects (QuickShape) Creating laser logos (QuickTrace) Creating timeline laser show (QuickTimeline) Combining laser images (QuickCapture) Creating laser effects (QuickFX) Using DMX (QuickDMX) Creating targeted laser effects (QuickTargets) Overview of new...

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ILDA Laser pinout

The chart below lists pins for the ILDA DB-25F female connector. This connector conforms to the ILDA DB-25 connector standard. The ILDA standard uses differential signals for projector inputs, primarily because they are more immune to noise. For example, you will see X+ and X- signals defined below. The positive indicates a normal signal; the negative indicates an inverted signal. Projectors...

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Laser Light Show Definitions (what industry terms mean)

ILDA The ILDA term is an acronym for the International Laser Display Association. ILDA is the trade organization that sets the Industry Standards for Entertainment Laser Shows. They do everything from promoting a better understanding between laser display professionals and regulatory agencies to setting the technical standards for the ILDA connector on the back of your Laser Projector plus much...

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How to control a laser show, from a GrandMA Lighting Console

  GrandMA 2 Definitions Download   DMX Fixture definitions provided by Mr. Jens Poehlker from MA Lighting company. These are fixture definitions for LD2000, FB3 and FB4. Note that these only work with the grandMA2. If there are any changes or update suggestions, please contact GrandMA...

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How to control a laser, from a DMX console

Standard lighting and laser light are a perfect combination at a event. More and more it is operated by the same person, that does lighting for years, with his standard lighting control equipment like a dmx console. Show laser have been used a lot in discothecs and at outdoor events in the past, but now also find their way more and more into industrial and high class event productions. The way...

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