Upgrade: Arkaos VJ 3.5 This new upgrade will allow you (and me) to record performance through firewire in DV format. No more messing with little Quick Time movies on the event recorder. MacMinute says “ArKaos VJ 3.5.1 HW, offering support for Core Image, the real-time video technology from Apple” which has not appeared on the official Arkaos website yet, but I hope it is true.
I heard that Arkaos was used at the recent Live 8 concert in London. It was also used by quite a number of alt. worship groups at Greenbelt Festival, including Church of the Apostles (Seattle).
I moved from G-Force to Arkaos in 2003. I have used it for rave worship, missionary presentations, teaching conferences, worship karaoke, ambient worship installations and just throwing moving images on a wall because it looked good.
Related: Thoughts on Arkaos, Skinny on Powerpoint, VJ Village
“For certain effects, the fathers even made use of the magic lantern, the Jesuit savant, Athanasius Kircher, having been one of the first to draw attention to this possibility. With the help of such projection apparatus, they made visions and dreams especially appear on the stage.” Fülöp-Miller, 1930 Link
Missionaries were among the first to use projected images on a wall. The Magic Lantern was used extensively by Jesuits, nuns, and and protestant missionaries like David Livingstone. Dr Grenfell used his magic lantern to show the needs of New Foundland and raise money for his mission.