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ArKaos Releases VJ 3.0.1

Update enhances AltiVec optimizations By Dave Nagel
ArKoas has released an update to VJ, a real-time visual performance suite. The new 3.0.1 update provides new language support, additional effects and enhanced AltiVec optimizations for certain functions on the Mac. It's available now for Mac OS X and Windows.

ArKaos VJ is designed for live performances combining visuals and sounds. It offers keyboard-based manipulation of video, graphics and audio and includes a variety of real-time effects. It supports 32-bit color for working with source alphas; live acquisition and display of USB and FireWire video sources (with effects); real-time luma and chroma keying; Flash text; and transfer modes, including addition and subtraction. The new 3.0.1 update adds pixelization and ASCII effects; additional support for French, German, SPanish and Italian; and enhanced SSE and AltiVec optimization for blitters, filters and the infinite zoom function.

VJ 3.0.1 is available as a free update for current users. The full version runs $343 and supports Mac OS X and Windows. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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