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The iPad is a very capable device with brand new ways to use it being developed all the time.Vjay is from the makers of djay, and it offers up a similar idea, but builds upon it by adding video. In djay, you’re mixing audio tracks, while in vjay, you’re mixing video tracks. You can mix music videos, camera roll videos, or animations with any combination you like. The app is arranged with the two individual video files in the left and right bottom corners, and the resulting video centered at top.
The app has access to your media library, so it’s easy to import files, and then you can begin trying out your video DJ skills. Whether you’re a pro or beginner, the options make it easy to create high quality results. You can start both videos at the same time, or choose various start times to begin your session, and there’s an easy to use wave form above the videos for precision. Then you have one main slider between the two videos allowing you to flip between which video and audio track is dominant.
The app comes with six different special effects with blend, cube, swap, grid, mosaic, or push as animations when flipping between the video files.
In addition to the swapping effects, there are also video effects allowing you to crush, strobe, twirl, or fisheye the video, and looping is possible as well. There’s also the ability to scratch the video just like you would a record in djay, and you simply drag your finger over the video in the direction you want to scratch.
The interface is made to be touched, though there are a number of different menu options also on screen. There’s really a whole lot of power packed into this app, and it’s one that really takes advantage of the processing power of the iPad.
The highlight of the app is that you’re live editing two different videos at once, and the entire process is smooth as can be. You can simply play around and test out your mixes, and then record your sessions. Your recordings can be exported to the device camera roll to be used in other editing programs or shared.
The app also works with AirPlay allowing your real time main edit screen to be full size on the TV. There’s so many options for editing, and it’s simply so entertaining to use with the touch interface and deluxe options. Algoriddim has done a great job in making a deluxe app that can appeal to professional and casual users equally, and provide great results no matter what.
Vjay is an extremely powerful utility that is so user friendly, and yet still creates professional results. There are plenty of options for source material, and all of the action is done in real time. Vjay is a should buy that is a true stand out on the platform, and enhances the iPad that much more.