When you combine the use of various different types of visual displays, such as video projections, pyrotechnics, lighting, laser projectors, fog, haze, etc. Into one large display, we'd call this a "Multimedia Show." Merely signifying that we'd be combining the use of different kinds of media and content into one giant show. However, there is one vital part of a multimedia show that can make or break it all, "Synchronization."
Everything works in a way that flows together, instead of multiple events going on at the same time. Though this is one thing that a lot of laser projectors cannot do, as they're restricted by their methods of control, relying on more outdated protocols.
A true Multimedia Laser Show is one that not only contains the use of a laser projector, but the laser is well-coordinated and in perfect harmony with the rest of the elements.
Then you may be wondering, what kind of laser projector should I be using for my multimedia shows and installs. In this blog post, we'll break down the essential components you'll need to look for when creating a Multimedia Laser Show.
Laser Control Methods | Control Hardware
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Now, an essential part of finding the right laser for your multimedia show is figuring out what types of control the laser has, and what you're using to control everything else. For example, if everything is being synchronized using the ArtNET protocol, then you'll need a laser that has control hardware that allows it to operate using your required protocol, such as our FB4 Control Hardware.
Pangolin's FB4 is a media server for your laser shows that allows you to control the laser using a variety of control protocols such as ArtNET, DMX, ILDA, OSC, and more. The best part? It's built directly into our laser projectors, which for those who have been using lasers for a while, will know that you would typically need an external device to be able to control the laser, which isn't the case anymore.
If you're interested in finding out more more about our laser projectors with FB4 inside, you can get in contact with us by emailing email@example.com, or by visiting our Get-A-Quote page to get a custom laser quote: https://lasershowprojector.com/pages/get-a-quote
Moving forward, let's discuss what to look for to make sure that your laser will be able to display the type of content you want.
Laser Content & Construction
There are a TON of effects and types of laser shows that you can create. However, to be able to project certain kinds of content and have it look good, there are components inside a laser projector you need to make sure are reliable and fast enough to produce the material that you want.
A Few Important Components
- Scanners / Galvos
- Control Hardware
- Quality Construction & Internal Parts
Definitely make sure that whatever laser you choose has quality internal components to drive the laser so it can produce the content and results you want.
Permanent Installs | Indoor & Outdoor
Our last piece of advice is to make sure that the laser is well constructed, allowing it to hold up in any environment you choose to install it in.
For example, all of our laser projectors come standard with an IP54 rating but can be fitted with either weather resistant or weatherproof casings to protect it from good ole mother nature. And for colder environments, it can be equipped with an internal heating device allowing you to monitor and safeguard the lasers internals.
We know that is a lot of information to take in, which is why we created our Get-A-Quote Page, which will allow you to input what you're looking for in a laser projector, and then our sales experts will find the best laser to suit your needs. https://lasershowprojector.com/pages/get-a-quote