ArKaos Releases Media Master Express

Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2010

ArKaos, the world-leading provider of technology for live visual performances, is pleased to announce the release of MediaMaster Express, the latest update of its successful media server software.

MediaMaster Express is a simple, cost effective version of ArKaos’ professional tool for creative projection and LED use within video design. It has been created especially for small theatres, clubs, shops, bar installations and freelance light designers. Anyone with a limited budget can now enjoy the results of a powerful media server at an affordable price.

Easy to set up
ArKaos has designed MediaMaster Express to help users to set up a show and incorporate video quickly, easily and cost-effectively. There is no need for large or expensive lighting consoles. With only a small lighting desk or the basic ability of DMX or MIDI synchronization, customers can now benefit from the powerful media management and efficient media playback of MediaMaster, by choosing MediaMaster Express.

Simple to use
MediaMaster Express has been designed with a simplicity that makes it equally suited to both entry level users and to the more experienced technician who requires only Simple Mode use.

MediaMaster Express uses a similar method to that which made the ArKaos VJ DMX Simple Mode so popular. Just drag and drop visuals on the interface – no video recompression is needed – then assign them to DMX or MIDI triggers.

Control is via a computer keyboard – like all ArKaos products, Media Master Express is compatible with both MAC and PC – a simple DMX lighting desk or any MIDI controller compatible with your system.

Cost effective
ArKaos MediaMaster Express is probably the most affordable media server software on the market, so is within reach of small shows, theatres and freelancers.  Plus, its upgradable license system saves you money in the future. Start now with MediaMaster Express for simple control of your show through DMX or MIDI; later, just pay the difference and upgrade to MediaMaster Pro to obtain access to full fixture control mode and advanced compatibility with professional lighting desks. ArKaos MediaMaster Express is economical on cost, not on results.

Simply put, MediaMaster Express is the easiest and most economical media server software that has ever existed.

Marco Hinic, ArKaos CEO says, “Based on years of expertise we wanted to build the Swiss Knife of media server software. Reading almost any video file, being used from most types of controllers and displaying on video screens and LEDs. We wanted the solution to be always there, simple and fast to use like a Swiss Knife.”

MediaMaster Express Training
Dedicated to distributors and customers across the Europe, US and Asia, a series of training sessions and demonstrations of MediaMaster Express start 14 June, details of the futures dates will be announced on the ArKaos web site.

MediaMaster Express Main Features:
• Easy to use
• Mac and PC compatible
• 8 HD layer
• Control video layers with just a few DMX dimmers or MIDI notes
• Work on a single DMX universe or MIDI channel
• Drag & Drop visuals directly on the main interface
• No video recompression needed
• Organize your shows with up to 64 patches of 64 cells
• Control up to 3 parameters per cell via DMX or MIDI
• Optional fade time on trigger
• Led mapper included
Australian Distributor: Show Technology