Algoriddim launched Vjay for the iPad back in June. The videoscratching program impressed us with Retina graphics, support for external hardware such as Griffin’s DJ cable or Numark’s iDJ Live controller, wireless AirPlay streaming and on-the-fly mixes that really take advantage of the iPad’s GPU.
If you liked the iPad version, you’ll be delighted to know that Vjay is now available on your iPhone and iPod touch as well. The software is remarkably snappy and powerful. By the way, Algoriddim’s even more stunning app for DJs is temporarily free on the iPhone (it normally costs ten bucks) so make sure to download it if you haven’t already.
I’d bet my shirt that just a few years back you’d never thought a cell phone in your pocket would double as your video mixing machine, letting you mix and scratch your iTunes music videos or compose your own mash ups by combining songs and video from your library in glorious 1080p, at thirty frames per second…
That’s exactly what Vjay for iPhone does: it transforms your device into a portable mashup machine. This isn’t your parent’s video editor, mind you. Vjay contains a bunch of audio and video effects, looping tools and visual transitions that all work in real-time.
You can even save your video mashups in real-time, as you’re mixing them. Combine that with wireless video beaming via AirPlay and you’ve got yourself a nice little system for on-the-fly VJing while your audience enjoys your mashups on the big screen.
The application works in both portrait and landscape and features iTunes Store integration so you can browse, search, preview and purchase music videos from iTunes right inside the app.
Some more features via iTunes release notes.
– Direct access to user’s media on the device (music videos, movies, camera roll footage, music)
– iTunes Store integration (search, browse, preview and purchase artist music videos)
– Built-in camera integration
– Portrait and landscape modes
– Video Transitions
– Audio Visual Effects
– Live Movie recording with instant export to Facebook or YouTube
– Fullscreen mode
– Support for external displays via iPad adapter cable (HDMI, VGA, or Composite) and AirPlay for streaming video and audio
– Colorized EQ
– Slow-motion (time stretching)
– Split A/V crossfade mode (crossfade video independently from audio, and vice versa)
– Advanced Audio Tools: Waveforms, Auto-Gain, Automatic Beat and Tempo Detection, Beat-matching, Slicing, Auto-Sync, Pitch-bending, Cue Point, Looping, Speed Change, Reverse Playback
– Support for multi-route audio (e.g. HDMI + built in headphone jack) and multi-channel audio interfaces.
– Support for major audio formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF
– Video formats supported: H.264 and MPEG-4 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second in .mp4, .m4v and .mov file formats
Supported external hardware (optional):
– External displays and TVs via Digital AV Adapter (HDMI), VGA Adapter, or Composite AV Cable
– Apple TV + AirPlay enabled AV receivers
– Numark iDJ Live, Mixdeck Quad, and ION iDJ 2 Go MIDI controllers
– Vestax Spin 2 MIDI controller
– Griffin DJ Cable
Here’s a promo clip for the iPad version, a $5 download.
This version of Vjay requires the iPhone 4S or better or the fifth-gen iPod touch. Older iOS devices are not supported.
The app is available now for just 99 cents and weighs in 335MB because it comes bundled with artist videos and high-quality footage to get you up to speed.
Know that the price is bound to go app following this introductory sale.
Do you think it’s worth the asking price?
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