Add Professional-Looking Videos To Your Show Easily With
LOS ANGELES – Video is becoming an increasingly important part of any DJ or band’s performance. In this YouTube era, audiences expect to be entertained with their eyes as well as ears — which is why a growing number of mobile entertainers have “gone audiovisual” and added video backdrops to their shows.
Now American DJ is making it easy for any DJ or musician to create exciting, professional-looking videos at their gigs. The company has introduced Grand VJ Software from ArKaos, a real-time video-mixing software that allows you to compose up to 8 layers of video on the fly, in much the same way you would mix music.
Powerful but easy to use, Grand VJ Software lets you take any video from your hard drive, add effects to it and start making your own video show. The software’s video mixing engine allows seamless mixing of SD and HD video with sound and a vast library of effects and generators. You can manipulate, trigger and mix video with music, animated text strings or live cameras in a very similar fashion to mixing music on the fly.
“The beauty of Grand VJ Software is that it builds on the music-mixing techniques that many DJs and mobile entertainers are already familiar with. It lets you use similar mixing and layering techniques to create a live multi-layer video show,” said Scott Davies, General Manager of the American DJ Group of Companies. “With Grand VJ, you can create a spectacular audiovisual show even if you’ve had no previous experience producing videos. It’s the perfect solution for DJs and entertainers who want to become part of this growing trend,”
Like many pro DJ audio mixers, Grand VJ has been designed for performers who like to do real-time mixing on the fly. The software includes an A/B crossfading mode with independent preview that makes it incredibly flexible to perform live.
Grand VJ is also very flexible when it comes to hardware and software compatibility. It runs on both PC and Mac and accepts all common image formats, including Quicktime, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, Mkv, Vob, WMV and Flash text animations. It offers multi-screen and multiple camera support, and produces high-resolution output – for an exciting, vibrant visual show.
Video novices will especially love Grand VJ’s easy-to-use intuitive interface, which lets you turn your computer keyboard into a super controller for zipping through the functions. Grand VJ’s user-friendly Learn Mode allows you to easily set up any MIDI controller. Plus, with support for the network-based OSC protocol, you can even control Grand VJ with an iPhone, for the ultimate in freedom and mobility.
Each Grand VJ package includes one Grand VJ Software CD and one Video Content DVD. The MSRP is $599.95
System requirements are as follows:
• OS: Windows™ XP, Vista or 7.
• Processor: Pentium™ IV 2.66Ghz / Core Duo 1.83Ghz recommended.
• RAM: 1GB, 2GB recommended.
• Media Component: QuickTime™ 7.x (and up), Adobe FlashPlayer™ 9.0
(and up), DirectX™ 9.0c (and up).
• OS: Mac OS X 10.5 (and up).
• Processor: Any Intel Mac, Core Duo 1.83Ghz (and up).
• RAM: 1GB, 2GB recommended.
• Media Component: QuickTime™ 7.x (and up), Adobe FlashPlayer™ 9.0 (and up).
• Graphics processor: 3D accelerated graphics card required: nVidia
GeForceFX 5200 (and up), Ati Radeaon 9200 (and up), Intel GMA 950 (and
• Free Space: 80MB – 1.5GB depending on the installer options.
For more information, contact American DJ at 1-800-322-6337 or visit the website at
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