Grand VJ XT ( license ) ARKAOS
GrandVJ XT unleashes full creativity and sends your visual content to multiple simultaneous outputs including , led screens , mapping , projector blending , Art-Net, and Kling-Net LED fixtures and LED strips.
GRANDVJ XT 2.7 – NEW KEY FEATURES
TrackDJ source to synchronize visual playback to external DJ controllers.
Support for Timecode over Art-Net.
More precise beat synchronization of visuals.
Improved support for spans to split output in the VideoMapper.
GrandVJ has Multiple NDI in- and outputs.
Synth/Mixer Mode: Yes
LED Mapper / Kling-Net Mapper: Yes
Video Mapper: Yes
Geometrical Correction: Yes
Spout output both in Instant and VideoMapper modes.
The DMX Merger in the LEDMapper with GrandVJ XT.
Support for complex DMX fixtures like moving heads.
Improved Art-Poll based node discovery in the LEDMapper.
Auto-unicast for easier and optimized Art-Net network setup.
Support for Draft Devices in the Kling-Net Mapper to prepare shows offline.
All applications running in 64 bits.
Support to playback 16 simultaneous layers.
Improved Luma and Chroma Keying algorithms.
MIDI Support for Akai APC mini and Akai MIDIMIX combination with MIDI feedback.
Many stability and feature improvements.
Output to Kling-Net and Art-Net LED fixtures.
Support for new Kling-Force LED product from ArKaos.
Support for most popular LED strips protocols with Klling-Force LED.
Support for LED strips with multiple segments.
Available with Ableton Link
Broadcast and Unicast support for Art-Net.
Automatic discovery of Art-Net nodes.
Flexible patching options for fixtures.
Easy launch of the two new tools Kling-Net Mapper and LED Mapper from GrandVJ toolbar.
User defined Canvas size in the VideoMapper to control render resolution for each display.
Powerful video-mixing software
No-limit performance and production
State of the art multi-threaded hardware accelerated graphical engine
A unique, easy-to-control, customizable interface
Dual synth / mixer mode
Receives sound and MIDI from any audio sequencer compatible with VST plug-ins
Mixer mode with A/B deck and independent preview
Browser Preview feature allowing to preview visuals, effects, transitions and sources before displaying them in the output window
Real-time access to all mixing parameters
Full MIDI / keyboard mapping of all mixing parameters
Bidirectional communication with controllers supporting generic MIDI feedback
Support for Open Sound Control (OSC) protocol mapping
Support for Quartz Composer .qtz files as Sources and Effects (Mac OS X only)
Multi-screen support with Soft Edging
Automated Video Generators
Alpha Channel support in images and videos
Upgraded Effects Library, with more than 40 effects
37 transitions, each featuring 4 parameters plus a fade time
Support of most common media formats including Quicktime, Mpeg 2, Mpeg4, Mkv, Vob, Windows Media, and Flash text & animations with ActionScript3
Support for movie's audio through FFMpeg (supports most formats)
Multiple camera support
Hardware accelerated video engine
Takes advantage of multi-core CPU
Compatibility with Mac and PC and all MIDI controllers
THE ARKAOS VIDEO MAPPER IS AN EXTENSION FOR GRANDVJ XT WHICH ALLOWS EASY MAPPING OF VIDEO ONTO IRREGULARLY SHAPED SURFACES AND THROUGH MULTIPLE OUTPUTS.
Designed to let you setup mapping projects in very short times, it makes it incredibly simple to flow visuals around complex objects with just a few clicks.
Once you launch the extension, GrandVJ XT will send the output from each layer to virtual “surfaces” that can be scaled, deformed, and assigned to any physical output. One output can display a full screen visual or a composition of several mapped visuals; output to a video projector and you can map the surfaces to any physical volume (like objects or building).
The mapping editor is where you edit and manage the surfaces and any connected output.
It is a very easy tool which integrates tightly with GrandVJ XT: it will show your layer from GrandVJ XT playing on the surface you have defined and it will also immediately send any surface you create to GrandVJ XT, ready to be used for display!
Fast and intuitive user interface
Full management of display specifications (resolution / frequency)
Supports output to multiple video cards
Easy to use deformable surfaces (rectangles / grids, triangles)
Each surface can have an optional mask
Surface cropping, allows to select a part of the layer output
Surface grouping, to send one layer to many surfaces
Full undo / redo implementation
Import and export your mapping
Works with GrandVJ XT
Works on Mac and PC
VIDEO MAPPING AND MULTIPLE OUTPUTS
GrandVJ XT can send layer or cells output to virtual “surfaces” in the VideoMapper extension. These surfaces can be scaled, deformed, and assigned to any physical output.
One output can display a full screen visual or a composition of several mapped visuals, so you can easily create complex visual compositions on a set of LED screens - even with different resolutions - or just output to a video projector and deform the surfaces to flow them across any physical volume (like objects, or buildings..).
Your Kling-Net devices will be automatically recognized by the software, after which you can place them on the Canvas. By using Kling-Net, you can forget about Art-Net, DMX, nodes, addressing and everything else. It is all done for you.
LED MAPPER EXTENSION INCLUDE
GrandVJ XT currently includes the intuitive LED Mapper Extension, the flexible software solution from ArKaos to drive LED panels.The LED Mapper extension for GrandVJ XT allows mapping of the server's video output directly to any configuration of LED panels without the need of using expensive hardware to convert video signal (VGA or DVI) into Art-Net signal.
The LEDMapper supports unicast to reduce the load on the network and so allows to drive many LED fixtures. The interface displays the pool of devices detected on the network to make it easy to assign IP address for the fixtures.
LEDMAPPER AND DMX MERGER
LEDMapper gets support to merge Art-Net input from a Lighting Console with its own pixel output. This allows to control more advanced fixtures like Moving Heads with pan & tilt for instance. It also brings enhanced support for DMX charts with constant values, channel gaps and any channel layout for the pixel mapping.
Also opening LEDMapper and GrandVJ XT simultaneously have no restricting impact anymore even for ArtPoll and LED fixture discovery.
The Kling-Net Mapper also newly supports creation of Draft Devices to prepare the layout of a show and position devices even without having those devices connected.
QUICKTIME AND 64 BITS
Since all applications are now in 64 bits and Apple does not provide QuickTime in 64 bits, GrandVJ XT now uses FFmpeg to read all QuickTime codecs.
There is no need anymore to install QuickTime on Windows. In the previous versions of GrandVJ XT, QuickTime was used to play ProRes encoded video.
AVAILABLE WITH ABLETON LINK
Ableton Link is a technology that keeps Link enabled applications in time over a local network. Link synchronizes musical beat, tempo and phase across multiple applications running on one or more devices.
GrandVJ XT is known for its ease of use and ‘dead simple’ customization. And now, with Ableton Link built into GrandVJ XT, users have an added video functionality allowing for the incredible accuracy and synchronization of video to the beat.
PLAY. MIX. PERFORM.
Manipulate, trigger and mix video clips with sound, animated text strings or live cameras in much the same way as mixing music to create a spectacular audiovisual show. GrandVJ XT live performance software can mix up to 16 layers with a vast library of video effects, transitions and sound driven visual generators.
The A/B crossfading mode with independent preview makes it an incredibly flexible VJ software tool to perform live, and the Browser Preview feature lets you preview visuals, effects, transitions and sources before sending them to the output, just like a DJ previews his next track in his headphones.
VJS & DJS REUNITED THROUGH TIMECODE AND TRACKDJ
Timecode is an important way to sync video. GrandVJ XT MIDI video software supports both audio encoded SPMTE timecode and timecode over Art-Net. This second option in GrandVJ XT is extended to include BPM and artist/track name information, and thanks to this, it’s now very easy for the VJ to track the real-time creative work of DJs as they are playing live.
Here is a list of some exciting possibilities for our live performance software:
- Visuals automatically follow the music the DJ is playing. (allowing the VJ to… Explain the benefit for VJ).
- Visuals are precisely in-sync with the music (lip-sync, subtitles, etc.).
- Visuals can automatically and precisely pulse on the beat of the music.
- DJ has immediate control over the visual performance by changing track, BPM and executing loops in close collaboration with the VJ.
The first adopter of TrackDJ is ShowKontrol, which allows GrandVJ XT MIDI video software to communicate with the highest tier Pioneer DJ players, widely considered to be a universal industry standard brand. ShowKontrol supports Pioneer’s most versatile and powerful DJ players including the NXS2 and TOUR1 ranges and upwards.
TrackDJ is also supported by Mixxx, the popular, free open-source DJ software application, which has been updated by ArKaos to send the TrackDJ information.
VJ SOFTWARE EASY
GrandVJ XT is very easy to customize to each user's preferred setup. The VJ software’s interface can be modified quickly to fit individual needs and preferences, making it one of the easiest VJ software solutions for VJs at any level.
Functioning as a MIDI video software solution in its own right, mapping MIDI controllers with the new learn mode is as easy as pressing keys on your device, but you can also import predefined presets for the most common MIDI controllers.
GrandVJ XT now also has Multiple NDI in- and outputs, as well as being fully integrated in the extensive NDI product ecosystem,as a versatile live performance software.
NDI allows you to transport over a network connection several video sources. Connect your computer running GrandVj on the local network using Cat5,6 cable you can now send and receive any NDI sources present on the network .
The applications compatible with NDI are numerous, from the remote cameras of Panasonic to free softwares such as Skype or OBS .
The number of NDI sources that you can add to your network are practically limitless. The limitation of similtamus NDI stream will be the bandwidth of your network . A single 1920×1080@30 fps NDI stream needs at least 125 Mbps of dedicated bandwidth.
NDI® (or Network Device Interface) is a free protocol to send Video over IP. It is designed to allow the distribution of live professional video content over an existing IP infrastructure, freeing users from current hardware constraints. This means that NDI doesn’t just cut back on cost, but also drastically reduces deployment time.
RECOMMENDED MIDI CONTROLLERS
Numark NuVJ Video Mixer
RECOMMENDED MINIMUM SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
OS: Windows™ 7, 8 or 10.
Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo 1.83Ghz.
Media Component: QuickTime™ 7.x (and up), DirectX™ 9 Ext. (and up).
OS: Mac OS X 10.13 till 10.15 (10.16 Big Sur and M1 currently not supported).
Processor: Intel Core i3 (and Intel Core i5 Haswell recommended).
RAM: 2GB, 4GB recommended.
Graphics processor: 3D accelerated graphics card required: Intel™ HD 3000 minimum, AMD HD 5XXX series or nVidia GeForce 9XXX series recommended.
Free Space: 300MB - 1.5GB depending on the installer options.