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The Future !
Topic: The Future !
Hm.."putting on a show and getting out there with the audience" .
I try and may have half a dozen young ladies selected from @ 450 for their dancing and singing skills to help this weekend plus a dozen large screen TV's. It is interesting that the USA is way ahead of Europe with respect to video. I think along with my video and karaoke I may come as a bit of a shock to UK city clubland.
Things are changing.
Inviato Thu 02 Aug 18 @ 5:35 am
bigron1 wrote :
It is interesting that the USA is way ahead of Europe with respect to video. I think along with my video and karaoke I may come as a bit of a shock to UK city clubland.
Things are changing.
Things are changing.
I'm not so sure about that Ron. Maybe not as widespread as the USA, but, there is certainly lots of video DJs in this country (dunno about the rest of Europe). I personally started with video around 2007 (on an XP computer!), it was the main reason I switched to VirtualDJ as I saw it was the future way back then. I worked as a resident Video DJ for 8 years in one nightclub with 8 screens Fridays & Sundays, as well as, another nightclub on Saturdays for 3 years with 5 screens. I also had a video subscription with Promo Only for 8 years and was receiving over 100 videos per month (currently have around 9,000).
For years my business card tagline has been "It's NOT the future, it's NOW!"
Unfortunately, due to a change in my local market, I switched to being a resident DJ in a Hotel group mainly doing weddings along with corporate functions and Christmas parties. I sub-contract to a multi-op that does not deal with video (can't persuade him to change, he has tried it). Being a self-employed Professional for 16 years, it was necessary to keep a living income. I occasionally return to nightclubs to do cover and, where possible, provide video. But hey, I'm 67 in a couple of weeks with no sign of slowing down, I'm not complaining lol.
Ha! Ironically, just had this pop up on facebook from 5 years ago, another club I did Video at;
Inviato Thu 02 Aug 18 @ 8:33 am
Inviato Thu 02 Aug 18 @ 8:31 pm
This clubs PA system is excellent.
Karaoke as opposed to video might be the driving force in clubs utilising multiple large screen TV's and projectors.
So many people nowadays can sing a few songs as well as a professional vocalist.
Sport for the moment still dominates.
The thing is though that the display systems will improve until their impact is very, very significant.
Stephane is likely to be correct.
Inviato Fri 03 Aug 18 @ 2:23 am
Inviato Fri 03 Aug 18 @ 6:01 am
By the way I also put the logo on my website.
..oh and the tv's worked well including video, the audience got a show, and I learned how to get in and out of the coffin like DJ box quickly.
It's all about being quick.
Inviato Mon 06 Aug 18 @ 4:00 am
I'm gonna make sure the VDJ logo is running all the time in there.
Inviato Mon 06 Aug 18 @ 4:05 am
I'm gonna get "them".
Inviato Mon 06 Aug 18 @ 4:09 am
aside from it being the first thing I have off in settings, I want and keep the club's logo on the screens instead as an advertising watermark all night long (very easily done - see other posts and youtube for details) and easy enough to have your own logo
Inviato Mon 06 Aug 18 @ 5:31 am
Inviato Wed 08 Aug 18 @ 7:53 pm
I've made myself a 3d text logo for the moment. VDJ does not seem to support animated gif's as a logo? That also includes the logo addon. It is possible to put a mp4 file in the sampler..but it does not seem worthwhile?
I got a little bit of a surprise by the usefulness of Win 10's Paint 3D. Normally I use the Gimp.
Good stuff from AMAHM as well.
Both of you are of course veteran video dj's!
(..and both Yanks..that figures.)
Inviato Wed 15 Aug 18 @ 8:46 pm
So no need to keep the logo in the sampler
Inviato Wed 15 Aug 18 @ 9:07 pm
Inviato Wed 15 Aug 18 @ 9:55 pm
and Ron? the idea for an animated video logo loop came from a conversation with a gent in London about 8 years ago. had it running in v7 a long time ago.
so i can't take credit for it.
Inviato Thu 16 Aug 18 @ 6:17 am
It's quite nice.
I still have not got a MP4 to work as a logo?
I'll have another go when I have the time.
Tayla and DJSoulman have been the most active uk video dj's on this forum yet both have gone quite with respect to video. I find that strange. I suppose I am getting some video work because I incorporate karaoke.
Inviato Thu 16 Aug 18 @ 2:01 pm
grabbed image, loaded in graphics editor, gave it a green background should have made transparent but I forgot, loaded image in video editor, made it loop, spin on axis and then dropped in vdj sample bank and edited sampler a few times while it was recording for location and size.
Inviato Thu 16 Aug 18 @ 2:33 pm