www.LaserFX.com Home Page - CLICK HERE

  Home Page >>> Backstage Area >> Standards and Practices - Standards Index

Search LaserFX.com - CLICK HERE Site Map - CLICK HERE
LaserFX.com Home Page
Backstage.LaserFX.com
Laser Safety
Laser Hobbyists
Laser Show Systems
Standards and Practrices

Introduction

Standards

Practices

 
Laser F/X Newsletter
Unclassified Ads
Business Issues
Laser Show Discussions
Archives and Download
Laser Show Resources
Updates Page - CLICK HERE
Member Services - CLICK HERE
LaserFX.com Banner Ads - CLICK HERE
About Laser F/X - CLICK HERE
Contact Us - CLICK HERE

Standards and Practices - Standards Index

    This is the area where industry standards created by ILDA [the International Laser Display Association] are located.  The standards are available as www pages or as .pdf files which can be downloaded for reading on, or printed from, your computer.

ILDA Standards Summary

    The International Laser Display Association has standards covering a number of compatibility issues. Here is a list of the available standards and a brief summary. For further information, or copies of the standards not available from this page, contact ILDA by e-mail to: mail <@> laserist <dot> org

ILDA Image Data Transfer Format:  This standard allows for the exchange of laser graphics and animations between systems (copy available from this page). This is finalised and several people support it in their software.

ILDA Test Pattern:  This standard test pattern allows users to accurately tune their scanning systems to 12K or 30K PPS without the need of additional test instruments (copy available from this page). This is finalised however one or two people have brought up several good suggestions for a possible alternative so it may be revised.

ILDA Palette Specification:  This describes a set of standard colours for use in laser graphics applications. This is finalised and can be used with the ILDA file format.

CPC-37 ILDA connector:  This is superseded by the ISP-DB25 connector and is no longer used.

The ILDA Standard Projector (ISP):  Describes a standard laser projector configuration without mandating a form factor. It is a projector hardware configuration which conforms to several ILDA Standards. These are:

  • ISP-30K - 30K scanner tuning
  • ISP-DB25 - DB25 connector and signal specification
  • ISP-DMX - DMX-512 Effects control
  • ISP-EFX - Scan-through and Lumia effect specification
  • ISP-TAPE ADAT Tape playback and track assignment

 

Standards available as web pages:

To access the items listed below, click on the title link to bring up the page

ILDA Image Data Transfer Format: Describes the ILDA standard frame format that allows for the interchange of laser graphics and animations between systems. [NOTE: This is NOT an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for the latest version]

Download  a copy of the ILDA Test Pattern in ILDA format [10 Kb].  This can be used both for tuning scanners, and verifying the reading and writing of the ILDA Data Transfer Format.

 

The ILDA Standard Projector (ISP)
This group of standards describes a standard laser projector configuration without mandating a form factor for the projector. It is a projector hardware configuration which conforms to several ILDA Standards. These are:

30K Scanner Tuning:  The specifications for tuning scanners to the ILDA 30K standard [NOTE: This is NOT an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

ILDA DB25 Connector:  The ILDA DB25 connector pin-out for projection system control [NOTE: This is not an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

DMX-512 Effects Control:  The standard and channel assignments for using DMX to control laser projectors [NOTE: This is not an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

ILDA Effects Specification:  Covers standardised scan-through and Lumia effect for use in laser projectors. [NOTE: This is not an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

ADAT Track Assignments:  The standard track assignment scheme for recording laser shows. [NOTE: This is not an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

 

Standards available as .pdf files

To access the items listed below, click on the file title link which will start the download to your computer [files sizes are shown in KB to give you an idea of download times]. You can then read them on your computer screen or print them out as needed.

ILDA Image Data Transfer Format:   ILDAframeFormat.pdf [29 KB]  Describes the ILDA standard frame format that allows for the interchange of laser graphics and animations between systems. [NOTE: This is NOT an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for the latest version]

ILDA DB25 Connector:  ILDA-DB25.pdf [32 KB]  The ILDA DB25 connector pin-out for projection system control [NOTE: This is not an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

DMX-512 Effects Control: ILDA-DMX.pdf [17 KB]  The standard and channel assignments for using DMX to control laser projectors [NOTE: This is not an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

ILDA Effects Specification:  ILDA-EFX.pdf [11 KB]  Covers standardised scan-through and Lumia effect for use in laser projectors. [NOTE: This is not an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

ADAT Track Assignments:  ILDA-ADAT.pdf [10 KB]  The standard track assignment scheme for recording laser shows. [NOTE: This is not an official ILDA document - contact ILDA for further information]

 

DISCLAIMER: Some of the information in the Backstage area is provided by the persons or companies named on the relevant page(s). Laser F/X does NOT endorse or recommend any products/services and is NOT responsible for the technical accuracy of the information provided.  We provide this information as a service to laserists using the Backstage area. 

 

[ Introduction | Standards | Practices ]

 

1996-2008 Laser F/X International and LaserFX.com - All rights reserved.
Logos and trademarks are the property of their respective owners - used by permission.