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ArKaos Supports Core Image Effects in ArKaos VJ 3.5.1 HW

Shows new accelerated version of its real-time video mixing application at Apple Expo 2005 (September 20, 2005)

ArKaos takes the opportunity of the Apple Expo 2005 in Paris to uncover the new version of its flagship product, ArKaos VJ 3.5.1 HW, opening the software to the wonderful world of Core Image, the new real-time video technology from Apple.

ArKaos is proud to present the new accelerated version of its real-time video mixing application, ArKaos VJ 3.5.1 HW. This version takes full advantage of the processing capabilities residing in the new generation of graphical hardware present in the latest Apple Computers, using the GPU reduces the engine workload and allows access to the optimized video effects from the Core Image library introduced by Apple in Mac OS X Tiger (

Thanks to this new processing pipeline, ArKaos VJ now delivers superior image quality, access to higher output resolutions and a handful of sizzling new effects.

After the support of FreeFrame effects introduced in ArKaos VJ 3.5, it is now 73 new Core Image effects (Blur, stylize, generators, half-tone, distorsion...) that adds up to the real-time effect arsenal available to manipulate your visuals.

This version also extends the functionality of the DMX support, allowing to organize 127 banks of 256 visuals that can be triggered from a DMX compatible lighting console without the need to load any configuration Patch. This way, light designers can always rely on having their favourite visuals ready at any time.

Meet us at the Apple Expo!

Feel free to come and meet us at the Apple Expo on Apacabars booth:
Booth D19 / C20

Apple Expo 2005:
Paris, France
20 - 24 September
Paris Expo
Porte de Versailles, Hall 5

Download, price and availability
ArKaos VJ 3.5.1 HW for Mac OS X will be available on our web site shortly after the Apple Expo.

About ArKaos
ArKaos is a world-leading provider of technology for live visual performances. Since its start in 1996, ArKaos develops visual synthesizers that trigger and manipulate still and video graphics in real-time. The visual shows are displayed on large screens at live performances, concerts, events, clubs and more.

ArKaos is the maker of the well-known video jockeying software ArKaos VJ. At the core of this and its other products is the ArKaos Engine, which has been continuously refined over the years.

The ArKaos software is frequently used by major artists to create and run visuals for their live performances. ArKaos technology has also been used at fashion shows such as Dior and Hugo Boss and for presentations at many corporate events.

For further corporate information, please contact:

Agnes Wojewoda
Business Development Manager
Tel: +32 2340 86 86
Fax: +32 2340 86 87


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