20 years to get a domain name :-)

After 20 years we finally could buy the domain name of https://www.arkaos.com.

So now we have our VJ Software GrandVJ being hosted to https://vj.arkaos.com and MediaMaster to https://pro.arkaos.com

The issue was the price of the transaction. Hopefully, after years of negotiation, the other party realized that no other ArKaos will exist and we will not spend a crazy amount of money.

Cycling on Lopud Island – Dubrovnik – Croatia

This summer I discovered Lopud Island that is close to Dubrovnik.

The island does not have any car, just small golf cart! It has also a lot of trails so it’s so much fun to cycle.

There are no map of the trails so I share here a picture of a map I found:

Lopud Island Trails Map

Lopud Island Trails Map

I also had a lot of fun playing with the Hyper Lapse concept of Microsoft, here is a quick edit of the trails I did cycle on:

You can cycle on any part of the island but be careful some trails are very bumpy and rocky and very steep!

Plex Plug-ins for Arte, France24, RTBF, RTL-TVI

I had fun working on those plugins for Plex, they are my first experience with Python so it was nice learning that.

Here is a demo of the France24 plug-in, it supports the french, english and arabic sections

You can get it here:
Plex Plug-in for France24

Here is a demo of the ARTE TV plug-in, it supports the german and french languages. It plays the video from the +7 and concerts sections, amazing stuff there

You can get it here:
Plex Plug-in for ARTE TV

Here is a demo of the RTBF Belgium TV channel, it’s french only

You can get it here:
Plex Plug-in for RTBF TV channel

Here is a demo of the RTL-TVI Belgium TV channel, it’s french only

You can get it here:
Plex Plug-in for RTL-TVI Belgium TV channel

Siggraph 2014 – Modern Video Processor

I enjoyed this installation at Siggraph because it’s an interesting attempt at making software interfaces more physical. The idea is that each box is a video effect and you can reconfigure the video processing chain by changing the order of boxes. It was really fun to unplug re plug the boxes.

Here is a quick movie I did

ArKaos at Prolight and Sound Frankfurt 2014

ArKaos at Prolight and sound 2014.

Here is a video of our presentations during the show.

Many new things were introduced:

MediaMaster 4.0 with a new extended fixture and a revamped licensing system adding the support of license dongles.

Our new servers, the stadium and studio with a brand new case having a nice front touchscreen.

And finally the first new public display of LEDMaster, a new solution to do all in one LED lighting from a simple and fun interface.

Here is a video to recap this: