QLab is a piece of software developed by Figure 53 and created for Mac OS X that allows for the concurrent and seamless control of audio, video, and MIDI components of theatrical performances from one machine, in an easy-to-use, intuitive environment. This is in use from Hong Kong to Sweden and was used for the broadcasting of medal ceremonies at the 2010 Olympics. Features include simple projection editing, video and audio synchronization, independent cue mixing, and the ability to fully undo adjustments after they have been made.
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A summary of the specifics of the product.
QLab 2 requires Mac OS 10.5.2 or later and QuickTime 7.3 or later.
QLab 1 works on Mac OS 10.4.
Known System Conflicts
Carleton has been given an unlimited license, because the designers of the program are Carleton alumni.
The Pro license of QLab (also free of charge) is vital for working with more than one display, which is nearly all the time QLab is used–because one monitor is a control surface and one or more additional monitors/projectors are in use.
Whenever QLab is installed, it's very useful for the Pro version to be installed at the same time. In addition to installing the Pro bundle, the serial number of the machine in question needs to be e-mailed to the good people at Figure 53, who create a unique file for that computer that unlocks the Pro license of QLab when that file is put in the right place on the machine.
A simple test to verify that a copy of QLab 3 has the Pro license working is:
QLab is used regularly in Weitz Theater and Weitz Cinema. It's installed on lab machines in the Weitz and on the student machine in Little Nourse theater. It is often used on student laptops.
Visit the following page to install QLab:
QLab - Restricted