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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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 u... [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 maxi... [read more]
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Why You Need Videos For Your Business, Now!

June 8, 2017 by Jason Rubio
Question: have you ever heard of Coca Cola? Of course you have and so has nearly everyone else in the world! My wife and I have had the privilege of traveling around the world to visit many different countries and I noticed that everywhere we went, Coca Cola was available! People associated Coca Cola with the United States and always told us at any restaurant we visited, that they had Coca Cola available (though we rarely ordered it). My point is, nearly everyone knows about Coca Cola and yet you can hardly go one entire day, without hearing or seeing their commercials. Marketing is essential to their success and yours! Advertising and marketing are essential in today's digital and social media world. Along with the evolution of mobile Marketing has truly changed. Gone are the days of getting by with wo... [read more]
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Capturing the Audio Action

May 25, 2017 by Mark Evans
Over the last few Mobile Beat Las Vegas shows I’ve had the fun job of interviewing DJs, vendors and presenters. One of the challenges of recording at these shows is the noise in the background so I started looking for a simple mic system for the camcorder. In previous years we tried a hand-held mic and cable but that was clumsy and several times we had people almost trip over the cord, so, for safety reasons I wanted to go wireless. I found a great mic system to record the interviews: the Audio Technica ATW-1702, a System 10 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless Mic. Read the rest of this article and check out the full issue at http://www.mobilebeat.com/ema... [read more]
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ADJ’s Next-level AV3 Video Panel Impresses with Higher Resolution 3.91 Pixel Pitch

May 19, 2017 by Mobile Beat
ADJ is pleased to announce that the brand new AV3 Video Panel is now shipping. Offering a tight pixel pitch of 3.91mm (0.25”) as well as bright output and high color contrast, the AV3 is the perfect LED video solution for situations where the panel may be viewed by an audience close-up. It also has an incredibly low price for such a product, opening LED video walls up to installations and productions for which they previously would have been out of budget. Building on the success of ADJ’s first LED video panel, the hugely successful AV6, this new product inherits many of the popular traits of the original model but allows a shorter effectiv... [read more]
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“Visualize” New Income Streams

April 30, 2017 by Michael Anderson
It wasn’t long ago when only the high end, most progressive entertainment and A/V companies offered expensive, cutting-edge upgrades like video screens and projection at their events. But just a quick look at Facebook on any given day shows that even modestly priced, single-operator DJs in every market are doing this now and providing these services at their typical weekly events. If you haven’t jumped into this lucrative and easy upsell, it’s probably because you haven’t realized just how simple and inexpensive it has become. But where to begin? What kind of projector should you buy? How much should you spend? What should you look for in a... [read more]
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Video Panels from Blizzard! – IRiS™ R3 – 3.9mm + ETL Listed + A Price That Leaves Room for the Company Picnic

April 27, 2017 by Mobile Beat
Waukesha, WI. - Blizzard Lighting is proud to announce its newest product series, IRiS™ professional video products, featuring the IRiS™ R3 LED video panel. IRiS™ R3 is an ETL listed professional video panel ideal for either indoor rental or permanent installations. Each panel features 128x128 resolution (16,384 pixel), high-contrast 3-in-1 SMD2121 blackbody LEDs for vivid colors and wide gamut. IRiS™ R3 features 3.9mm pixel pitch and boasts exceptional 1200nits brightness and 1920Hz refresh rate for captivating performance in-person or on camera. Connecting panels together is a breeze thanks to IRiS's sophisticated quick-lock system. When... [read more]
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Why You Should Always Back Up Your Music/Videos!

April 6, 2017 by Jason Rubio
If you ask any DJ or DJ company, what the most important aspect of their business is, you may get different answers. Some people will say the turntables or controller, others may say speakers, most companies will say great employees, but in my opinion, though all of those are important, even more important than all of these things, is the music! Without your great music library, you're out of business! You can have a great sound system and great DJs on your team, but without music, DJs simply cannot perform! I've heard of many fellow DJs having a hard drive crash, or external drive crash, and they have no music for a gig that's in a few days! This is a huge problem, of course! So ALWAYS back up your music files! How you back up your music is up to you. I, personally, do a combination of things to backup my... [read more]
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Denon DJ Announces Laidback Luke as Brand Ambassador!

March 1, 2017 by Mobile Beat
DENON DJ ANNOUNCES LEADING DJ AND PRODUCER LAIDBACK LUKE AS BRAND AMBASSADOR & PRODUCT CONSULTANT OF PRIME SERIES The legendary DJ & producer is latest artist to come into the Denon DJ fold and embrace the innovation and standard-shattering performance of their all-new Prime Series gear. Cumberland RI, USA (February 15, 2017)—Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that world-renowned DJ, Record Producer and industry influencer Laidback Luke has joined forces with Denon DJ and changed his rider for their all- new, groundbreaking SC5000 Prime media player and X1800 Prime club mixer. ... [read more]