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So I did some wedding laser show recently and thought that some of you might be interested in seeing some background details on how this can be done. So I took some short video and explained the general setup. I hope that the importance of haze and fog becomes clear from this video - there were three lasers, but 6 fog or haze machines, and we could have used even more. So watch out when doing an outdoor laser show: Always make sure to have sufficient fog and haze and then take at least 2 extra fog machines ;-) .
Oh, by the way: I used the Laserworld Showeditor for doing this show, as the LAN connection really eased up the whole setup. So it was one fully licensed Showeditor ShowNET in place, and another ShowNET interface as Slave (the satellites were run x-axis mirrored and wired with standard ILDA cable). So the whole laser show control software solution (LAN, two interfaces) was at a price point below 500 € (at current pricing seen in different online stores).
The tarm HD uses special Coherent Taipan OPSL HD laser sources, which have excellent beam specifications - 3mm / 0.25mrad in full angle!. Together with the other tarm components the tarm HD laser system becomes a spectacular unit. I personally like the effectswheel with the rotating glass effect very much - in combination with the extremely prceise beam, these effects work out very well even on long-throw distance. See the tarm HD video:
With the new licensing model for the Lasergraph DSP the well-established, high professional laser control system becomes more affordable: Units licensed as low-priced playback units become full-feature Lasergraph DSP units wehn a "Licensor" licensed unit is added to the network. This allows for the creation of large and affordable laser control setups.
The CS-2000RGB has been a great selling product for many years. I frequently used it for testing purposes, although I do have access to much more professional unit. In fact, I liked the straigh-forward setup and the balance - and it was well suitable for testing purposes, as it was super low priced - so if testing lead to destroyed scanners or some messed up diodes, the fix was affordable. A new chapter opens with the new CS-2000RGB MKII: It's analog modulated, and this makes the whole unit much greater as it already was: With the anlog modulation, up to 16 million colors become possible. But this is only one reason why I definitely appreciate the new version. Another one is the mounting bracket: With the new solution, the laser can be mounted in an upright position on top of a tripod (e.g. using a TV pin/spigotm, which is awesome if you use the laser mobile.
We just published an update on the LAserworld Showeditor FULL and the Laserworld Showeditor FREE, that provides extended support for the ILDA file export. It eases the use of ILDA files with built-in SD-card playback systems.