ArKaos Media Master Now Shipping
Arkaos, the provider of technology for live visual performances, has released its latest media server software, Media Master.
First announced at the PLASA show in London, Media Master has been designed specifically with show and lighting market in mind.
Built on ArKaos' latest generation of technology, Media Master runs perfectly and reliably on standard laptops or can play up to eight full frames-per-second HD movies on an octo-core server, the company says.
The product's new interface has been designed to give lighting designers and video artists the best ergonomics possible. Designed around one single window, it is possible to display all playing layers simultaneously, giving designers improved visibility of their shows. Supporting MSEX (Media Server Extensions) protocol, the ArKaos Media Master allows thumbnail display of media directly onto modern lighting consoles.
ArKaos has developed a new media management system for Media Master, which allows users to store up to 40,000 visuals in more than 200 folders, making it easier to manage different sets. In addition, better referencing allows users to delete files without having to re-stack a programmed show.
ArKaos Media Master now comes with ArKaos' new native support for Flash. This not only enables faster performance, the company says, but also permits the use of audio visualizers -- Flash animations controlled by audio input. Media Master comes with a library of pre-installed audio visualizers, which users can build upon and add their own imagery.
Media Master also has a built-in support for many formats including (but not limited to) MPEG 2/4 and QuickTime photo JPEG, which guarantee an even better performance and maximum flexibility.
ArKaos Media Master is compatible with ArKaos LED Mapper -- used to set up and arrange LED fixtures. It features keystoning and multi-screen support with soft-edge blending, and can capture an unlimited number of live video inputs from DV, USB, or PCI cards. Like all ArKaos products, Media Master runs on both PC and Mac and supports all video and most common image formats.
ArKaos Media Master is an addition to ArKaos range of show and loghting products, and does not replace other products within the ArKaos range, including ArKaos VJ DMX which remains the choice for users seeking computer keyboard control as well as recording features.
Media Master can also be bought pre-installed on ArKaos Media Servers A10 or A05, making them into turn-key solutions that can be used in clubs, concerts and tours, theatres, television and at a vast range of other venues such as churches, museums, bars, art installations, fashion shows, corporate events, video production companies, and much more.