QLab Alternatives and Similar Software

An industry leading cue system for show and stage lighting, QLab is one of the more popular choices for lighting professionals. Alternatives vary heavily due to the specific needs surrounding stage settings and gear involved. These types of highly focused tools are strictly for desktop computers, most being for Windows and/or Mac with a few supporting Linux. They're nearly all commercial, with just a few free and open-source tools among them.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/29/2019 8:30:00 PM

Alternatives to QLab for all platforms with any license

  • MadMapper

    The MadMapper provides a simple and easy tool for video-mapping projections and LED mapping. It removes a lot of the confusion related to this medium, effectively demystifying the process, allowing you, the artist or designer to focus on creating your content, and making the experience of mapping textures to physical objects in real time, fun.

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  • MapMap

    MapMap is a free/open source video mapping software. Projection mapping, also known as video mapping and spatial augmented reality, is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings. By using specialized software, a two or three dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Resolume Avenue

    Resolume is an application for live video performances. Trigger video clips, Flash files, and pictures. Scratch, apply real-time effects, and become a superstar VJ!

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • VPT 7

    VPT (VideoProjectionTool) is a free multipurpose realtime projection software tool for Mac and Windows created by HC Gilje. Among other things it can be used for projecting video on complex forms, adapt a projection to a particular space/surface, combine recorded and live footage, for multiscreen HD playback, for interactive installations using arduino sensors or camera tracking ++ VPT has become a popular tool for theatre and installation use, but is also used by VJs

    Free Mac Windows

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  • TABULA FaçadeSignage

    FaçadeSignage is the easy to use projection mapping and media server software that lets you use a PC and one (or more) projectors to “dress” any physical object or architectural structure with digital media. FaçadeSignage lets you create projection mappings and installations in a matter of minutes. Draw surfaces in realtime on the projected area, assign media files, and go. Your show, party, building projection, is just some click away.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Smode Studio

    Smode is a real-time 2D/3D creation, compositing and video-mapping engine developed by D/Labs. Everything with Smode is real-time: you can change any parameter at anytime without having to make expensive re-renderings. Smode Studio is a PC application built on top of Smode's engine and designed for generative VJing, interactive installations and real-time content creation.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Watchout

    WATCHOUT multi-display software is your fast track to creating spectacular shows. Use WATCHOUT to compose and manage all the different media elements in your show – video, still images, animations, graphics, live feeds, sound – and then play it back on multiple displays. Perfectly synchronized, high resolution and right-on-cue.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Wings VIOSO

    Wings VIOSO is a timeline based media server solution co-developed by VIOSO and AV Stumpfl. It features unlimited layers for images and videos as well as for texts, audio and various control elements. Visual objects are manipulated very flexible by position, movement, transitions and synchronization. Animations and real-time effects can be applied to any content.

    Commercial Windows

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  • HeavyM

    Add an amazing visual dimension to your events with HeavyM, video mapping software. Download for free, on Mac & Windows.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Pandoras Box

    Media Server used for multiscreen media playback, 3D projection mapping and interactive video.

    Commercial Windows

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  • ProVideoPlayer

    ProVideoPlayer (PVP) is a highly flexible multi-screen media server. It has advanced, multi-screen mapping capabilities that are very powerful. PVP is a very inexpensive and stable tool for managing the display of video across 2-20 screens or more, whether they are projectors, LED walls, or flat panel displays.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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