Video

Mobile Beat readers are interested in information about video, anything from projecting video content at weddings, to VJing the largest events. This is the location to find such articles.

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A moment with the Sparkle Factor…Mitzvahs 101…

February 10, 2017 by Sparkle Factor
Intro to “Mitzvahs”… The year was 1998 for Barry and 1994 for Jordan when we entered the world of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.  Together, with over 40 years of experience and thousands of mitzvahs between us, it’s safe to say that we know a thing or two about the Mitzvah world. In this blog we are going to touch on a few key factors when working these types of parties. Mitzvahs are a very unique and the approach is very different than weddings, school dances and even corporate events. Having all the right tools to execute them properly can have an a significant result for this once in a lifetime moment. Let’s look at the TIMING of a Mitzvah. Unlike a wedding which is normally on a fairly strict schedule, a Mitzvah needs to offer flexibility in the timing and execution.  As a DJ Entertainer, you ... [read more]
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A Moment with The Sparkle Factor

January 26, 2017 by Sparkle Factor
Here are some reasons you should attend MOBILE BEAT 2017 With the excitement of Mobile Beat 21 coming up in a few months, we wanted to share with you, how attending a conference like this could give you the tools to develop your business, improve your DJ knowledge as well as show you how to be a better DJ. Here are our top reasons to attend MOBILE BEAT 2017 NETWORKING This is a great opportunity to meet like minded people in who share the same industry we are in and forge new relationships, create support groups with other DJs and also potentially expand your business across the country. EDUCATION This is your one stop shop for everything Mobile DJ related. Everything from Business Development, to Bettering your MC abilities, Presentation and Interaction, mu... [read more]
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ArKaos Introduces Mediamaster Pro 5.0 – New media server software offers maximum functionality and powerful MediaHub tool

November 1, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Monday October 31, 2016--- ArKaos, software and media server developers officially announced the launch of the MediaMaster Pro 5.0 with MediaHub in North America on Monday October 31st. The long anticipated release is accompanied by a list of new capabilities and features such as "Lyric Player", which easily synchronizes text for singers, church performances and corporate presentations and Enhanced DMX. arkaos_newsletter_medimasterpro5_banner-2 With this professional media server software, multiple server synchronization is only one click away. Featuring up to 36 layers, the software converts any powerful computer into a full... [read more]
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iKlip A/V in use at LDI – Review!

October 24, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Recently Mobile Beat had a great opportunity to do a little video coverage of the LDI Show that many press members such as Mobile Beat will cover to see the latest in lighting and production hardware.  We conducted several interviews near the end of the day of the show and shot footage of the event using the iKlip A/V.  We chose to go with a wired microphone and patched it through the A/V's XLR input and through to the iPhone 6's input using the mount system.image001 The iKlip A/V's ergonomics made it fantastic for usage in this environment and it is now going to be part of my standard packing list for any event that I'm shooting video at.  You can ch... [read more]
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ADJ Prepares to Unleash More Than A Dozen New Lighting Products at LDI 2016

October 18, 2016 by Mobile Beat
ADJ has already launched a host of exciting new products in 2016, but the company is preparing to unveil thirteen more at this month’s LDI trade show in Las Vegas with a focus on value and performance. The new fixtures will continue the evolution of the brand’s mid-range product line offering unbeatable value for event production, nightclubs and churches. Among the new releases are the Vizi BSW 300 LED-powered hybrid moving head, AV3 LED video panel, Penta Pix 5-head beam fixture and myDMX 3.0 DMX control software. Taking center stage on ADJ’s 2016 LDI booth will be the new Vizi BSW 300, an incredibly potent LED-powered hybrid moving head fixture that generates beam, spot and wash effects all from a single fixture. Offering incredible output, thanks to its immense 300W LED engine, the unit boa... [read more]
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JammText Webinar Demo Session Next Week!

October 17, 2016 by Mobile Beat
Learn how you can grow your mobile entertainment business using JammText interactive software. The creators of JammText will be holding a live demo session and Q&A on Thursday October 27 at 8pm Eastern. Tune in on jammtext-mobile-beat-demoFacebook live either on the Mobile Beat or Mixcity Inc facebook pages (read more]
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JammText 1.1 – Releases thanks to your ideas!

September 26, 2016 by Mobile Beat
When is an update almost as exciting as a new product? Today we are announcing the next major update to JammText, version 1.1. The new version includes many significant updates that we made in response to YOUR customer feedback. Some of the key highlights include the following screen-shot-mobile-beatCustom branding In addition to the custom advertisements you could show in previous versions of JammText, Pro account users can also customize the branding entirely. The program will use the brand name and social media username you specify. For example, if you enter “Vynil Squad” as your brand, the program will show “Vynil Squad Picture Message”... [read more]
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Make More Wedding $$$ with Text to Screen Software

September 21, 2016 by Mobile Beat
If you’re stuck in that “just a DJ” stereotype, your wedding clients will view you as such and pay you accordingly (which is usually not well). On the other hand, if you’re able to offer them more than the “typical DJ” fanfare, and create additional value for them, you can book more gigs and command a higher fee. The Search For the Latest Wedding Upsell A few years ago, when uplighting started to gain momentum as a hot new wedding trend, DJs were able to substantially increase their bottom line by offering it to venues and clients. Now, supply has caught up with demand, and many venues are throwing in uplighting for free as an incentive for the couple to reserve the room. Some wedding clients even choose to go the DIY route and purchase the fixtures themselves. A friend of t... [read more]
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Getting Started Video DJing

September 14, 2016 by Mixcity Inc JammText
Much like traditional, audio only DJing, video DJing is all about rocking the party and moving the crowd. However, as a VJ (video jockey), you have the advantage of tapping into your audience’s visual senses as well as auditory. This extra dimension can definitely take your sets to the next level, but you’ll need to do some research and pre-planning before you get behind the decks at your first video DJing gig. Years ago, to pursue DJing with videos, the initial cost of the equipment was an insurmountable barrier for many. Fortunately, with today’s technology, you can start spinning videos for a few hundred dollars. Even less if you already use some of the more popular DJ programs and hardware. Let’s start by taking a look at what you’ll need to get started.

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Get Social with JammText – Brad Dunsbergen

August 10, 2016 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer
Igot a chance recently to check out JammText, the latest offering from MixCity Inc. JammText is software that allows you to get interactive and engage with your clients and their guests over social media (Twitter and Instagram) and via text messages. JammText is not just your ordinary text message- to-screen program. Every detail has been thought of. This includes advertising for your sponsors, integration with any DJ software, and—a huge plus— there is no expensive cellular device to purchase with JammText. All you need is a reliable wi-fi connection.172-3637 JammText can be used on either a PC or Mac and is a breeze to set up. It can be purchased in two pack... [read more]