Video Jockey Tips

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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Serato Itch Running Serato Video.

August 2, 2018 by DJ Jay
I just wanted to show this real quick, I am using, see up there, ITCH and I'm just playing some tracks and as you can see up here, I have the record DJ facts sampler and if you weren't aware, I just want to show you a video. So here is Video-SL in ITCH. So as you see, I'm now running video in ITCH. So if you have an ITCH controller, you have ITCH, you can run Video-SL or as I believe it's now being called Serato Video. So just wanted to show you that real quick. I'll do some tutorials down the road, but just wanted to show you. It is now possible, if you haven't already seen it, to run video on your ITCH controller. Kind of a game changer if you've got video and you were thinking about going into it and you already have a controller similar to this one. So DJ Jay just showing you real quick the Video-SL or ag... [read more]
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ADJ Lighting Now Distribute A Wide Range of ArKaos Products For Total Video System Solutions

July 6, 2018 by Mobile Beat
ADJ Products is pleased to announce the distribution of a wide range of ArKaos products, included several software titles, media servers, for the U.S. and Mexico. ADJ Products has been successfully offering ArKaos Grand VJ2, Grand VJ XT and LED Master software titles for the past several years. Now that ADJ Products has entered into a distribution agreement with ArKaos, the company can offer a wider range of ArKaos products to the entire ADJ Products dealer network in the United States and Mexico including a full suite of software titles and media servers. “With the tremendous growth of the AV Series and Design Series video panel syste... [read more]
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ADJ Launches Four Brand New Products At InfoComm 2018

June 21, 2018 by Mobile Beat
Earlier this month – June 6 thru 8 – the pro-AV industry descended on Las Vegas, Nevada for the annual InfoComm tradeshow. The ADJ booth was busy from start to finish, attracting AV professionals from a wide variety of disciplines who were keen to see the company’s continually-expanding range of lighting, video and effects equipment in the flesh. They weren’t disappointed, as ADJ used the show to exclusively launch four brand new products including the company’s highest resolution LED panel to date and most compact LED-powered Fresnel fixture. When ADJ debuted the first AV Series LED video panel three years ago, the company disrupted the market by offering an effective and reliable product that sat at a previously unheard-of price point. Since then the range has expanded to include multiple LED v... [read more]
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ADJ Design Series Video Panels

April 25, 2018 by Mobile Beat
When ADJ first launched the AV Series it disrupted the LED Video panel market by introducing a product that had the brightness and resolution to make a serious impact at a price point that made LED video wall technology accessible for users and applications where it had previously been cost prohibitive. Now, ADJ is ready to push the boundaries of the market once again by introducing an innovative new range of LED video panels, the Design Series, that brings a whole new level of creativity to video and production designers. Based on the same foundations as the AV Series – quality, reliability and affordability – the Design Series comprises four modular pane... [read more]
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CSNL Video Projector Mount System – Easy Speaker Stand / Tripod Mount

April 16, 2018 by Brian S. Redd
My friend, Art, had a problem a couple of weeks ago. He was trying to mount a projector, but he was limited on space and the system he had wasn't working out real well for him. So I showed him this. This is the video projector mount system from Colorado Sound and Light or CSNL.com. Now, this allows you to mount virtually any projector on top of a tripod and it's completely adjustable. It comes with this base that allows you to do up to a 4 point projector mount. We only need three points on this one. It also has all the hardware you need to mount it, such as spacers, screws, and washers. Now, all you have to do is take this color and screw it on to the projector base. And then put it on top of your tripod. Lock the clamp down, and you're good to go. And as you can see, it's fully adjustable. Art:  I didn't... [read more]
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CHAUVET Professional Showcases New Maverick Fixtures and Video Tiles At LDI

November 6, 2017 by Mobile Beat
LAS VEGAS – (For Immediate Release) – From a wash-beam effect with a ring of nine LEDs and continuous 360° pan/tilt movement, to an indoor/outdoor video panel with magnetic LED modules, CHAUVET Professional will be showcasing a wide array of groundbreaking solutions for lighting professionals at this year’s LDI show.   Certain to attract instant attention at the company’s LDI booth (1415) is the new Maverick MK Pyxis. Featuring a unique design that includes an outer ring of RGBW LEDs, a powerful zooming center pixel, 360° continuous pan and tilt movement and a host of other performance features, the new fixture produces an seemingly endless array of looks and can fill a variety of roles from beam, to wash, to set piece effect. read more]
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Get the Wedding Photographer and Videographer on Your Side (You’ll Be Glad You Did)

September 27, 2017 by Jordan Nelson
I'd like to think I'm pretty great at being a DJ; I can read a crowd, inject emotion into my announcements, and mix music well. One thing I'm not great at, however, is being my own photographer. Whether I'm running out of time to take pictures of my setups because the wedding is about to start or because I'm too into the moment to remember to grab my camera, I rarely get any pictures from my events. When I do remember to snap a couple shots, they're usually dimly lit, somewhat grainy, and suffering from my unsteady arm. No matter how well I frame the shot or adjust the brightness, they always appear to have been taken on my iP... [read more]
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What to Do with Those Screens

July 31, 2017 by Steve Sharp
I find it sad that the heyday of music video (creatively and in popularity) happened LONG before it was relatively easy and practical to manipulate or even simply MIX music videos, as DJs do with music. Now that it IS possible, it's now RARE that music videos seem to generate the kind of excitement they once did. COMPUTERS HAVE CHANGED EVERYTHING The major software packages today for DJs using music video are: Serato, Virtual DJ, and Mix Emergency (which piggybacks off Serato). Each have their pluses and minuses. My advice: Find a combination of controls, computer, and software that you're most comfortable with. Get something good, learn to ... [read more]
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DJ Tips In Under A Minute: Video Montage On A Monitor Instead Of A Projector

July 27, 2017 by DJ Jay
All right. Another audio/visual idea. I've got some clients coming up who want to do a video montage and my experience with video montages is that they are difficult, at best. There always seems to be an issue with the laptop, there's an issue with getting it fired up to the projector, it doesn't start right away and it's a big production to show a seven, eight-minute video. So about four years ago I had a client, who I have actually gone on to do four more events for, who I suggested, how about we just do a DVD, put it in the DVD player, hook it up to a monitor and let the monitor run all night looped and that way people can see the video montage, not worry about the music, it doesn't matter when they get to see it, but they'll see it at some point. I said this to my clients yesterday, they loved the idea, ... [read more]
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What Do I Do with These Screens?

June 11, 2017 by Steve Sharp
As if DJs didn’t have enough to keep them busy, there’s always more: music videos! Music video can be: the “edge” that puts you above and beyond your competition; or some other dumb thing everyone does that no one pays much attention to; or...BOTH. Based on my experiences, I have ideas to share about how to make it more of the former and less of the latter. But first let’s look at how we got to today, in terms of music video’s development. The age of music video EXPLODED in the early 1980s, parallel to the explosion of cable television. Did you know: that people used to have antennas on the roofs of their homes in order to get a max... [read more]