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

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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

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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

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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:

More Kling-Net devices presented at Prolight + Sound 2012

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Highlite DMT did introduce a new ArKaos Kling-Net Dance floor at Prolight+Sound 2012. The Kling-Net devices on the video are driven by ArKaos MediaMaster using Kling-Net to distribute video to the LED devices.

Job opportunity at ArKaos

Posted in Uncategorized on February 11th, 2010 by admin – Be the first to comment

It’s always a cool moment when you can grow your team and make some place for new employees in the company.

Looking for developer is a difficult task, I always say, and I am proud of, we are an atypical company. First we try to be as agnostic as possible regarding as many technologies as possible. We are cross platform, we talk to many video APIs and we sell from very inexpensive product to customized and very powerful hand crafted servers.

But how can you do that ? With a lot of passion and by spending a lot of time learning every day. We optimize our software to push the limits as far as we can. It can means trying to work around undocumented bugs in OpenGL drivers, using poorly documented APIs, spending days tracking hypothetical memory performance issues…

Also important to ArKaos is what I call our Punk mentality. We don’t expect others to help us, to be self-sufficient is very important. It’s normal to want to do things that no other have ever done, just expect a lot of problems and expect to fail many time before you eventually succeed. We write code not to make our life easier but to use the least possible memory, the least possible bandwidth from the disk and to avoid unnecessary decencies from the operation system.

The world of real time video is a fascinating one; so many people did not yet perceive the potential of creating perfectly synchronized audio visual performances. So many things are still to be created and defined. It feel hard for me to write that because I started creating real-time video tools at the beginning of the 90s… 20 years ago. Just look at the different VJ applications or at the different media servers used by the lighting industry, they are very different tools that can be used to create amazing real time audiovisual performances.

The last important thing is our social behavior; we are a software company that likes a lot to speak with hardware companies. You can only do that by spending a lot of time networking during many exhibitions, building friendships and trying to convince companies, sometime much bigger than you, that a collaboration is always the way forward. During our history we did forge many alliance that helped promote the concept of real-time video performance. We contributed significantly to what you see today when you go to a concert and enjoy a nice moment.

You don’t go to an event to just “listen to music” but to “see a nice concert!” Right ?

If you think you could help us, here is the more formal job description job detail