vjay iPad Video Remixing App Now Available

Algoriddim today introduced vjay, a video remixing app for the iPad:

vjay transforms your iPad into a cutting-edge mashup machine, directly integrated with the media libraries on your iPad. Mix and scratch your favorite music videos from iTunes or combine songs from your music library with personal video footage into an interactive audio visual experience. You can even use your iPad’s built-in camera to add your very own clips to the mix.

Key Features:

  • Media Access – Create mashups using all your media on your iPad, including videos, music, and footage from camera roll. vjay also comes with a free bundle of pre-loaded music video and high-quality footage.
  • Real-time video transitions, audio visuals effects – vjay comes with audio & video effects, looping tools, visual transitions, and real-time VideoScratch.
  • Live movie recording and sharing – With a touch of a button, easily save your mashups to the iPad in real-time and share with friends.
  • Support for external displays – plug into a TV and stream videos wirelessly to Apple TV.
  • Built-in camera integration – record your own video clips using the built-in iPad camera and add them to your mixes on the fly
  • Integration with iTunes Store – browse, search, preview and purchase music videos on iTunes from within the app.

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VJ Mode 1.5

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Stavros from the Sonic Lab team sends word of an update to VJ Mode:

I would like to inform you about a project we have been working called VJ Mode 1.5. It is a VJ software that enables full control and automation for a complete visual show.

Here’s the full description:

VJ Mode is a software application intended for visualists and VJs for creating stunning visuals in clubs, venues, dance parties and festivals, The program has many tools and features implemented to control and automate all the visual process that is needed for a complete performance.

An audio analysis engine creates control parameters that are linked to the visual processing units of the software, allowing the user to specifically set a time-based control that is needed to create a show that is desired.

Pre-installed VFX units allow the user to design visual styles and also is given the opportunity to upgrade the current effects database by using the Freeframe protocol. Moreover, the user may find selections for setting different transition modes between files and events, automatic configuration and interpolation of the user settings and intuitive storage and selection of files and folders.

Other basic features include a real-time audio visualizer that displays a number of different visual-styled waveforms, multi-screen support with up to four screens, total control of the output screens (size, position, keystone, etc), and communication with internal and external hardware and software devices with MIDI, OSC, and TouchOSC protocols.

VJ Mode is available for Mac & Windows for 139.90 €. A demo version is available.

Video Piano Demo

This is a demo video for Video Pianner:

I’ve been testing Max For Live out with Jitter over the past few months and the other day I realized I didnt have anything to show for it so I put this together.

The clips were just lying around – not made specially for this – but they are largely in time and I went through them the other day putting them vaguely in tune.

What it doesnt show in the video is the ability to sequence the clips using midi tracks in Live.

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FaderTouch 3.0 VJ System

VJ Fader demonstrates faderTouch 3.0

faderTouch is a portable touchscreen interface with infrared touch panel that can be connected to a PC or MAC via USB connection. It features rear projection system allowing the audience to see the VJ’s point of view.

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Microsoft VPlay Lets You VJ With A Touchscreen

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It’s been a long time since Microsoft came out with something cool enough to make people drool, but VPlay could break that dry spell.

VPlay is a multi-touch tabletop application that lets you mix and manipulate multiple video streams in real-time.

According to the Microsoft researchers behind VPlay:

Our aim is to explore how such an interactive surface can support and augment practices around VJing – a form of video performance art that is becoming increasingly popular in nightclubs and other music events. We conclude with observations from a field deployment, which highlight some initial thoughts and reflections on our design rationale.

That description doesn’t really do VPlay justice, so I’ve embedded another demo video below.

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