Quick to setup

It is easy to get QuickShow adjusted for your projector and screen. Click on the bars below to learn more about QuickShow's various setup screens.

Quick Setup wizard

The Quick Setup wizard gets you started fast. It has three main screens:
  • In step 1, you specify your user level -- whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced user. This adjusts QuickShow so it displays only the functions, menus and controls best for your experience level.
  • In step 2 (shown below), you indicate what type of scanners you have. QuickShow works with any type of laser galvanometer scanners. Even if you have slower 8K to 12K scanners, you'll be amazed at the results QuickShow can give you. One beta tester said "It made by scanners look new again!"
  • In step 3, you indicate the number of different colored lasers you have in your projector. QuickShow works with projectors with one, two or three laser colors. This lets you get the maximum number of colors possible out of your particular projector type. (For example, if you have three laser colors they are usually red, green and blue, giving you the widest range of colors.)
  • In step 4, you specify if you use a TTL or Analog color system

QuickShow Quick Setup dialog

Projector settings

It takes only a few seconds to size the laser output to fit your projection screen, and to flip it if necessary for rear-projection.

QuickShow Projector Settings dialog

Projection Zones settings

Projection Zones is an ILDA Award winning technology, first pioneered by Pangolin. To understand how it works, imagine that you are in a disco and you want to hit various targets.

You might want graphics on a main screen, beams to hit target mirrors, beam shapes to scan onto the audience, and scrolling text underneath a TV display. Each of these differently-shaped zones becomes a Projection Zone, such as Scanner 1 Main, Targeted Beams, Atmospheric and Secondary Graphics.

Each laser cue is assigned to a zone. This ensures that graphics end up on the main screen, while beams can hit their mirror targets.

Each Projection Zone has sophisticated geometric correction; this fixes any graphics distortion caused by off-axis projection. Each zone also has a "beam attenuation map", used for safety. You literally paint how bright or dark you want the laser to be in certain areas such as where the audience is. This lets overhead beams be full-power, while reducing power in audience areas. (Caution: Safe audience scanning requires knowledge and measurements; do not rely solely on any beam attenuation map for safety.)

Because zones can be used for different purposes, such as graphics or beams, each zone lets you set up how the preview window looks (shown on your computer screen). For beams, the preview window actually simulates the look of beams in foggy air. If you are sending a single output to two separate beam scanners, such as one on either side of a screen, the preview window can even simulate this.

You can have up to 30 Projection Zones. This should be more than enough for even the most complex projection situation!

QuickShow Projection Zone dialog

QuickTargets beam settings

A common situation is using bounce mirrors to reflect the laser beam around a room or venue. To set this up, use the QuickTargets Beam Settings controls.

You can target up to 32 different bounce mirrors (or other beam targets such as mirror balls or diffraction gratings). Just drag-and-drop a square to position a beam. You can also assign a relative power to a beam; for example, if you want some beams to be dimmer than others for safety reasons.

QuickShow - QuickTargets Beam Settings dialog