What's New in MediaMaster Pro 5.6
The new software version will boost rendering and performance of this powerful and flexible control system by 33% utilising the same hardware. This had been extensively tested on ArKaos’s professional sever range, running Windows 10. This technology is in line with the latest existing 4K media servers and those coming to the market
Philosophy behind all ArKaos’ control solutions focus on making video surfaces, screens, etc., work just like moving lights. The goal is to empower lighting designers, programmers and operators and help make the integration of video and pixel lightsources seamless with lighting in their visual designs via DMX control and without needing to utilize a separate video controller.
This opens up the revolutionary use of the lighting console’s to drive video sources. Whatever the size and scale of the show – from the smallest and most intricate to the largest and most complex – the principal is the same. The person operating the lighting console can have the capacity to run all visual elements together. The MediaMaster 5 upgrade is fixture based and introduces fixture personalities for the various video entities to the lighting console – just as if they were moving lights. There will no longer be a need to build special personalities for these video elements giving MediaMaster an even more flexibility as a visual control system.
Introducing MediaMaster Pro 5! Features: 36 Layers, MediaHub for network sharing, LEDMapper 3 with unicast, Lyric Player, Art-Net, Kling-Net, DMX, MIDI and time code. Combining maximum functionality with simplicity of operation, the new ArKaos MediaMaster Pro 5.0 retains the user-friendly and broad functionality that has become the trademark of the ArKaos product range.
The theater mode interface of MediaMaster marks a new phase in software development allowing you to make use of the latest dynamic visual effects combined with an efficient and intuitive library management system and with simple front end control via DMX, MIDI or even a computer keyboard.
MediaMasters' Theater Mode interface allows you to prepare your visual show in the software itself and then simply take control of your visual presets using a few channels on your lighting desk or notes on a MIDI controller.
On top of the Theater Mode, MediaMaster Pro adds a fixture-based operation mode and support for MSEX allowing thumbnails preview and live output to the console screens.
The fixture profiles allows total control of every MediaMaster parameter straight from the DMX console and turns any powerful computer into a traditional Media Server for professional lighting consoles such as ChamSys, Avolites, LSC, ETC, GrandMA, Martin, Compulite, etc..
The MediaHub is a new extension designed to run with MediaMaster Express or MediaMaster Pro. Users can remotely control the content of the MediaMaster Library. It’s designed to run on the network so a light designer in the front of the house can upload, update and delete content on the server located backstage. It’s also ideally designed for rental companies that need to copy, backup and restore libraries when preparing servers for new customers.
The MediaHub can also be used to monitor the performance of a server during a live show to ensure a smooth experience. The final product is an intuitive and powerful interface thanks to the dedication and attention to detail from our developers.
MediaMaster Pro ships with the new Video Mapper Extension 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.
MediaMaster currently includes the intuitive LED Mapper Extension, the flexible software solution from ArKaos to drive LED panels.
The Editor now works in the same time than MediaMaster. You can interactively preview your editing by sending the video output or the mapper static pattern to the network.
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.
Built on ArKaos’ latest generation of technology, MediaMaster’s multi-threaded engine delivers blistering performance, by taking advantage of multi-core machines.
MediaMaster comes with improved frame blending support allowing extremely smooth video playback even at slow speeds and software genlock making it possible to play several HD movies at up to 60 fps without dropping a single frame.
A straightforward interface displaying all layer’s parameters simultaneously, as well as all layers preview, gives lighting designers improved visibility of their shows and the best ergonomics possible, you can even generate a preview visual of your Soft Edge setup so you can't go wrong!
All popular video file formats supported, and with MediaMaster’s very efficient media management system, you can store up to 60,000 visuals in more than 200 folders, delete and move files at your convenience without having to re-stack a programmed show.
MediaMaster can also play and mix the audio track from your movies. This feature, which comes with global audio volume control through DMX, turns any lighting desk into a professional A/V mixer.
Video files are not interactive enough? Do you need more effects?
MediaMaster supports Actionscript3 in Flash animations as well as Quartz Composer .qtz files as Sources and as Effects (Mac OS X only) so you can create your own unique interactive animations, music visualizers and effects.
MediaMaster’s powerful video engine and integrated native decoders of MPEG 2/4, QuickTime photo JPEG and Adobe Flash (among other formats) guarantee a smooth and reliable playback of full HD media on all layers.
MediaMaster’s audio visualizers are powerful visual animations that react to the audio input to create nice ambient visuals. Audio visualizers are perfect for clubs, live DJ performances and LED outputs.
Take total control of your media: position, scale, rotate, adjust transparency, alpha, colors, compose with other layers etc. MediaMaster supports major media formats, multiple video inputs, and provides more than 60 effects with controllable parameters.
The software installer that you can download from this web site already comes with some video loops to get you started.. Okay you need high quality? The boxed version comes shipped with an additional DVD-Rom containing 4.1 GB of exclusive video footage in High Definition and Standard Definition.
This additional footage is exclusively available with the box and can't be obtained separately, it has been provided by selected sources offering professional quality footage for video mixing software, check out the MediaMaster Content page for more info.
This software uses the NDI™ library. NDI™ is a trademark of NewTek, Inc.