ArKaos GrandVJ

ArKaos GrandVJ 2.7

Create and edit your own movie show out of your video and photo files
4.2  (13 votes)
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A multimedia files editing utility supporting all popular video and photo formats. This real-time video mixer composes up to 16 layers of video on the go. Create your own movie show out of video and image files from your hard drive by applying various effects.

ArKaos GrandVJ is intended for mixing video on the fly. The tool supports manipulating video from different sources, such as video files and live cameras. In this regard, the program is compatible with practically every popular video and sound file format. Likewise, it lets you add effects, generate MIDI sounds and insert animated texts. This video mixer has a modern interface that can be customized to your needs and experience. Still, it may require some time to familiarize with it before you can use it fluently.

One of the most significant features is that you can create a library with all the resources you want to use. For this purpose, there multiple slots arranged in banks, which you can start streaming at any moment. Luckily, videos can be arranged in up to 16 different layers to create the desired composition. Also in this line, there is a huge library of effects, which includes transitions, sounds and video effects.

This product is really powerful “under the hood”. Thus, it uses hardware acceleration to stream high-definition video to various screens simultaneously. However, it is quite demanding in terms of hardware, mainly graphics cards.

All in all, ArKaos GrandVJ is a great choice for amateur and professional VJs alike. Good news is that there is a trial version, because the product is not cheap and you would probably want to know if it works for you before spending so much money. As to prices and features, you should know that it is available in two main versions: LED Master and Media Master Pro, which in turn have various types of licenses.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Compatible with a long list of file formats
  • Supports up to 16 video layers
  • Supports live-camera inputs
  • Huge library of effects
  • Streams HD video to multiple screens simultaneously
  • Supports MIDI controllers

Cons

  • Demanding in terms of hardware
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