ArKaos is launching the latest version of its video jockey software, ArKaos VJ 3.5, which adds FreeFrame plug-ins support, Firewire video output, a new automation mode, and a new positional effect. Light designers can use this software as a media server remote controlled from their lightning console.

To accommodate high-end DMX consoles, ArKaos now implements an additional DMX fixture-based control protocol. In this mode the DMX controls are split into several layers, for each of which, pre-assigned parameters allow easy selection and control of visuals and effects. The FreeFrame support enables VJ users to access a vast library of third party effect plug-ins. VJ 3.5 comes with 42 FreeFrame effects. The Firewire connection (Mac & PC) provides real-time video output for the recording of live performance and connection to digital mixers. Using the positional effect, users can control the position of visuals on a 3D plane and move it anywhere on the screen through DMX controllers.

The application is fully compatible with the latest versions of Mac OS X 10.4.x, Mac OS 9.x, Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

The full version of ArKaos VJ 3.5 DMX is available from the website ( or from the ArKaos distribution network. An evaluation version can be downloaded at ( (21 days, fully functional).