ShowTime Sequencing Suite

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ShowTime Sequencing SuiteIn a live show, behind-the-scenes a director is going down a list and barking commands to the stage hands.  The band is listening for specific cues so they know when and what to play.  Technicians are listening for exactly when to adjust the lights, start the fog machine or initiate other special effects.  It’s all in a day’s work for the pros but if we were watching backstage it would look like total craziness.

The Light-O-Rama ShowTime Sequencing Suitetakes what seems like chaotic events and makes them predictable.  Now you control the entire show so behind-the-scenes Light-O-Rama controllers can work their magic.  We call it sequencing since everything happens in a predefined order.

What can you do with our ShowTime Sequencing Suite? Let your creative juices flow and make your own shows. Synchronize lights and special effects to music and video using our sophisticated suite of tools. Once you create the shows, just schedule them, stand back and watch the magic.


ShowTime Sequencer

ShowTime Sequencer is designed from the ground up for the latest generation lighting products including smart pixels.  All the functions needed are built into one application so it’s easy to see what you’re doing.

S5 Sequecer Layout
S5 Sequencer Layout

How do I get started?

In the ShowTime Sequencer application design is based on props.  A prop is a group of channels.  Each of four windows along the front of your house could be controlled independently or grouped  into prop.  The same could happen for eight columns or bushes, etc.  A tree with 800 smart pixels could also be a prop.  You define the props one time and all of your sequences can take advantage of it.  Apply motion effects to one or more props and the computer figures out all the details.

Sequencer-Preview Designer
Preview Designer is built into Sequencer and is where you define your channels and props.  Tap to -enlarge.

If your tree with 400 pixels changes to a giant version with 1600 pixels, just change the preview one time and you’re good to go with all the sequences.

S5 Standard Timing Grid
S5 Standard Timing Grid

Easily  add effects to each prop in the grid based on the timeline.  The red, yellow, blue and green marks you see in the grid above control when the roof segments, windows, columns and bushes turn on during the music.  This can emulate channel based sequencing.

S5 Motion Effects Selection
S5 Motion Effects Selection

For the higher density props like the pixel tree you mark specific motion effects on the timeline chosen from predefined patterns.

S5 Setting Motion Effects
S5 Setting Motion Effects

Each motion effect has several parameters that can be  altered including automatically changing with the music.  The image above shows the motion effect on the timeline (blue arrow) and the motion effect parameters.  Motion effects can be blended together to always keep the audience engaged.

S5 Tool Bars
S5 Tool Bars

Sequencing becomes fun and easy.  Most tools are accessed through the Sequencer toolbar as seen above.

S5 Playing Sequernce
S5 Playing Sequence

Play the sequence and see how it’s going to look on your venue.  Make changes as needed until you know everything is just right,

ShowTime Sequencer is the easy way to get your lights, music, videos and special effects to dance and dazzle the crowds.


What’s the difference between using ShowTime Sequencer motion effects and using the SuperStar add-on?

The motion effects built into the ShowTime Sequencer application allow you to easily incorporate high density pixel design elements into a show.  We’ve already figured out standard patterns like fireworks, butterflies, meteor showers, images and text that will scale appropriately to your models.  Change the timing and colors as well as fade effects in and out on the timeline.

SuperStar is an optional add-on that gives total control of how all your pixels look during your show.  SuperStar begins with a blank canvas and allows you to create sophisticated patterns on a timeline while the computer figures out the details for each pixel.

SuperStar

 

A quick level comparison

The ShowTime Sequencer Suite  is sophisticated yet easy to learn.  Light-O-Rama’s full-time development team is constantly listening to customers and incorporating new features.  Try the demonstration software that does everything but control real devices.  We also suggest getting a sneak peek at the on-line manual.

  • Simple, intuitive interface with powerful wizards
  • Audio and video synchronization
  • Audio wave form displays sound levels
  • Support for most media file types
  • Sequence-in-sequence
  • Transparent DMX support
  • Background and foreground effects
  • Floating tool palettes speed sequencing
  • Virtual test console for real-time control
  • Undo and Redo of ALL sequence editor functions
  • For complete control, use the Show Editor and Sequence Editor to setup your shows   -OR-
  • Use the Simple Show Builder to quickly setup the most common show and schedule options
  • Interactive shows can be triggered by motion detectors, pressure mats and other switches
  • Beat Wizard can automatically set timings in the sequence
  • Pixel Editor makes adding complex pixel design elements easy
  • SuperStar add-on gives you total control with pixel design elements

ShowTime Sequencer Suite license level comparisons

Choose the correct software license level.  Think of Light-O-Rama show tools as a long term investment. You’ll be using the software to control your show for years. If you go with the Pro level now you won’t have to worry about limitations as you grow


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Free Trial

Projects

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Storage

Domains

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Basic

Up to 2 unit IDs

Up to 2 tracks in Designer Classic or 2 grid views in Designer Pixels

Sequence Editor

Tapper Wizard

Visualizer

Simple Show Builder

Musical Sequences

Animation Sequence
(no music)

Basic Plus

Up to 4 unit IDs

Up to 2 tracks in Designer Classic or 2 grid views in Designer Pixels

Basic features
and...

Beat Wizard

Video Sequence
(with music)

Video playback in window

Calendar scheduling

Show-On-Demand

Standard

Up to 8 unit IDs

Up to 4 tracks in Designer Classic or 4 grid views in Designer Pixels

Basic Plus features and...

VU Audio Wizard

Background sequences

Startup sequences

Shutdown sequences

Native DMX intensity values

Advanced

Unlimited unit IDs

Unlimited tracks or grid views

Standard features
and...

Full screen video playback

Protected sequences

Multiple data networks

Native DMX devices

Ehhanced show startup features

Professional

Unlimited unit IDs

Unlimited tracks or grid views

Advanced features and...

Pixel editing with motion effects

Enhanced LOR data protocol

Intensity files

All available features

Designed for the pro that needs everything

 

More details on the different levels

Want more details?  Here’s the list.  Most users go with Pro level because all the features are enabled and you won’t need to worry about upgrading from a lower level when you’re in a bind and need a feature in a hurry.

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Demo Basic Basic Plus Standard Advanced Pro
FREE with Starter Packages* Icon-Checkmark-20x20
DISCOUNT with Hardware Purchase** Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Helpdesk Support Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Free Upgrades (minor releases) Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Free Major Upgrades (one year) Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Customer Forum Access Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Controllers Supported*** 0 2 4 8 Unlimited Unlimited
Tracks or Grid Views Supported 2 2 2 4 Unlimited Unlimited
Sequences Supported Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Sequencer Demo Basic Basic Plus Standard Advanced Pro
Build Unlimited Sequences Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Automatic Beat Detection Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Audio Wave Form Visualization Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Visualizer/Previewer Layout Simulation Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Timing Tapper Wizard Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Musical Sequences Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Animation Sequences (no music) Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Channel Configuration Printout with ShowTime Designer Classic Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Floating Tool Palettes Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Hot Key Support Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Full Undo/Redo Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
VU – Audio Level Wizard Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
MIDI File Wizard Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Sub-sequence (sequence-in-sequence) Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Full Access XML Data Storage Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Windowed Video Playback Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Full Screen Video Playback Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Protected Sequence Creation Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Multiple Network Support Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Native DMX Devices Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Native DMX Intensity Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Enhanced LOR Protocol Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Intensity Files Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Advanced Pixel Control Demo Basic Basic Plus Standard Advanced Pro
Pixel motion effects for pixels and Cosmic Color Devices Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Show Editor and Scheduler Demo Basic Basic Plus Standard Advanced Pro
Calendar Scheduling Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Simple Show Builder/Scheduler Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Fixed or Random Shuffle Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Advanced Show Builder Icon-Limited-20x58l Icon-Limited-20x58l Icon-Limited-20x58l Icon-Limited-20x58l Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Show on Demand Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Background Sequence Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Startup/Shutdown Sequences Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
User Interactive Shows Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Execute Windows Shell Commands Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Advanced Show Startup Options Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Utility Programs Demo Basic Basic Plus Standard Advanced Pro
LOR Configuration Verifier Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Real-time Light Console Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Hardware Test and Configuration Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Standalone Animation Download Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
MP3 Director Show Builder (SD card) Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
Hardware Support Demo Basic Basic Plus Standard Advanced Pro
Light-O-Rama Controllers (and copies) Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
DMX via iDMX1000 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
DMX via Pixie4DMX Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
DMX via USB adapter Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
DMX via E1.31 (sACN) Icon-Checkmark-20x20 Icon-Checkmark-20x20
X10 Devices (via CM11A) Classic only Classic only
Dasher Devices Classic only Classic only
Add-Ons**** Demo Basic Basic Plus Standard Advanced Pro
SuperStar for Pixels and Cosmic Color Devices Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20 Icon-Demo-58x20

 

* Basic software is free with 16 and 32 channel Starter Package
** Basic Plus, Standard and Advanced versions free or discounted in all Starter Packages
*** Basic supports Unit IDs 01 and 02. Basic Plus supports Unit IDs 01 thru 04. Standard supports Unit IDs 01 thru 08.
**** Add-Ons purchased separately
Demo feature is active for evaluation but changes cannot be saved and lights cannot be controlled
Limited program is available for some features are disabled
Pro Level Features only available with software versions S4 (4.x) or higher


The SuperStar add-on make it easy if you love pixels

SuperStar is an optional add-on that gives total control of how all your pixels look during your show. SuperStar allows you to create your own sophisticated patterns on a timeline and the computer figures out the details for each pixel.

SuperStar


Ready to buy, upgrade or update the ShowTime Sequencer Suite?

If you’re ready to purchase the ShowTime Sequencer Suite software so you can start controlling the show, visit our on-line store.  You can also upgrade your software to a different level to take advantage of more features.  If your version of software is a bit ‘dated’ then you can renew your existing software license to get access to the latest version available.


Videos to help you learn sequencing

We want to make learning Showtime Sequencing Suite software as easy-as-possible so we’ve prepared a few dozen video tutorials.  Should you get stuck, watch a video describing a certain feature.

Video Tutorials


Don’t want to learn how to sequence?

Don’t have a clue how to write your own sequences to make the lights dance to the music?  Use our sequence store!

Sequence Store

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