GrandVJ XT 2.5 – New Key Features
- Spout output both in Instant and VideoMapper modes.
- The DMX Merger in the LEDMapper with GrandVJ XT.
- Support for complex DMX fixtures like moving heads.
- Improved Art-Poll based node discovery in the LEDMapper.
- Auto-unicast for easier and optimized Art-Net network setup.
- Support for Draft Devices in the Kling-Net Mapper to prepare shows offline.
- All applications running in 64 bits.
For more details click on Release Notes
LEDMapper and DMX Merger
LEDMapper gets support to merge Art-Net input from a Lighting Console with its own pixel output. This allows to control more advanced fixtures like Moving Heads with pan & tilt for instance. It also brings enhanced support for DMX charts with constant values, channel gaps and any channel layout for the pixel mapping.
Also opening LEDMapper and GrandVJ simultaneously have no restricting impact anymore even for ArtPoll and LED fixture discovery.
The Kling-Net Mapper also newly supports creation of Draft Devices to prepare the layout of a show and position devices even without having those devices connected.
The list below gives a detailed list of the improvements and fixes included in this release.
Quicktime and 64 Bits
Since all applications are now in 64 bits and Apple does not provide QuickTime in 64 bits, GrandVJ now uses FFmpeg to read all QuickTime codecs.
There is no need anymore to install QuickTime on Windows. In the previous versions of GrandVJ, QuickTime was used to play ProRes encoded videos.
Available with Ableton Link
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Led Mapper extension include
GrandVJ 2.5 currently includes the intuitive LED Mapper Extension, the flexible software solution from ArKaos to drive LED panels.The LED Mapper extension for GrandVJ allows mapping of the server's video output directly to any configuration of LED panels without the need of using expensive hardware to convert video signal (VGA or DVI) into Art-Net signal.
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.
Your Kling-Net devices will be automatically recognized by the software, after which you can place them on the Canvas. By using Kling-Net, you can forget about Art-Net, DMX, nodes, addressing and everything else. It is all done for you.
Click here for more information about this revolutionary protocol
Video Mapping and multiple outputs
GrandVJ XT can send layer or cells output to virtual “surfaces” in the VideoMapper extension. These surfaces can be scaled, deformed, and assigned to any physical output.
One output can display a full screen visual or a composition of several mapped visuals, so you can easily create complex visual compositions on a set of LED screens - even with different resolutions - or just output to a video projector and deform the surfaces to flow them across any physical volume (like objects, or buildings..).
Play. Mix. Perform.
Manipulate, trigger and mix video clips with sound, animated text strings or live cameras in much the same way as mixing music to create a spectacular audiovisual show. GrandVJ XT can mix up to 8 layers with a vast library of video effects, transitions and sound driven visual generators.
The A/B crossfading mode with independent preview makes it incredibly flexible to perform live, and the Browser Preview feature lets you preview visuals, effects, transitions and sources before sending them to the output, just like a DJ previews his next track in his headphones.
Works with all setups
GrandVJ XT runs on both PC and Mac and accepts all common video and image formats. Its intuitive interface lets you turn your keyboard into a super controller for zipping through the functions. Need more? GrandVJ XT's learn mode makes it a breeze to set up any MIDI controller and with support for the network based OSC protocol you can even control GrandVJ XT with an iPhone or an iPad. Hook it up and start the show!
VJs & Musicians reunited
The ArKaosConnect plug-in allows GrandVJ XT to receive sound and MIDI from any audio sequencer compatible with VST plug-ins, running on the same machine or on another machine on the network. Incredibly easy to setup, the plug-in configures itself automatically!
For VJs, ArKaosConnect enables a new level of interaction with Musicians.
For Musicians, ArKaosConnect makes it fun and easy to add a video track to compositions during live performance.
Easy as 1, 2, 3,...
GrandVJ XT is very easy to customize to each user's preferred setup. The interface can quickly be modified to fit individual needs and preferences.
Mapping MIDI controllers with the new learn mode is easy as pressing keys on your device but you can also import predefined presets for the most common MIDI controllers.
Can compose with Quartz
GrandVJ XT comes preloaded with a set of great Quartz Compositions from selected Artists, you can easily find tons of other .qtz files out there on the Web and of course you can use your own compositions created with Apple's Quartz Composer, which makes visualization possibilities in GrandVJ XT practically endless..
GrandVJ Video Presentation
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Need some footage?
The software installer that you can download from this web site already comes with some SD video loops to get you started.. Okay you need high quality? The boxed version contains the same software but adds an additional DVD-Rom stuffed with 2.8 GB of HQ video footage ready to be mixed in the software.
These additional loops are exclusively available with the box and can't be obtained separately, they have been made especially for VJing purpose by professional VJ's and Visual Artists from all over the world, check the GrandVJ Content page for more info.