ArKaos, provider of technology for live visual performances, announces the release of GrandVJ 1.5, which includes new features and enhancements.
GrandVJ is a real-time video mixer software designed to allow VJs to compose up to eight layers of video on the fly.
The new GrandVJ 1.5 adds two new features: Transitions and ArKaos Connect VST plus various other changes.
37 New Transitions
- The transitions are distributed across the following groups: eight Fades – three Blinds – six Masks – four Distortions – three 3Ds – two Pixelisations – seven Rectangles – one Slide – one Swipe – two Waves
- Each transition can have up to four parameters plus a fade time, all of which can be controlled through MIDI.
- In Synth Mode, the new transitions add fade in/fade out between visuals.
- In Mixer Mode, users get advanced live control on the transitions through the A-B mixer.
ArKaos Connect VST link between Musicians and VJs
- ArKaos Connect allows GrandVJ to receive sound and MIDI from an audio sequencer compatible with VST plug-ins, running on the same machine or on another machine from the network.
- ArKaos Connect has been tested with Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk Sonar X1, Reaper and FL Studio.
- Browser Preview feature: The browser now allows the user to preview visuals, effects, transitions and sources before displaying them in the output window, like a DJ would listen a track before playing it to his audience.
- Akai APC 20 Support with MIDI feedback: GrandVJ 1.5 brings bidirectional support for Akai’s new MIDI controller, the APC20, through a dedicated template, like for the APC40 in the previous release.
- Live Acquisition Boards support in Mac OS X: GrandVJ will now accept most acquisition devices under Mac OS X thanks to the added support for QuickTime Sequence Grabber and QT Kit.
- Multiple Monitors Support on Windows: Under Windows 7 it is now possible to use multiple monitors from a graphics card with several outputs, even when the spanning functionality is not available, as it was under Windows XP.
- Colour Pass Effect: The new colour pass filter transforms a coloured visual into a grayscale image, allowing only one colour to pass through. Four parameters can be used to select the colour range.
For more information, visit www.arkaos.net.
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