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GRANDVJ

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GrandVJ is state of the art Vj software for live performers and video artists.
Controlled by MIDI, it syncs with the DJ’s output via Pioneer ProDJ Link or timecode.
This live performance VJ software is easy to master and lets you perform the way you want!

GrandVJ 2.7 – New Key Features

    • TRACKDJ

      TrackDJ source to synchronize visual playback to external DJ controllers.

    • TIMECODE

      Support for Timecode over Art-Net.

    • VISUALS

      More precise beat synchronization of visuals.

    • NDI

      GrandVJ has Multiple NDI in- and outputs.

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Quicktime and 64 Bits

Since all applications are now in 64 bits and Apple does not provide QuickTime in 64 bits, GrandVJ now uses FFmpeg to read all QuickTime codecs.

There is no need anymore to install QuickTime on Windows. In the previous versions of GrandVJ, QuickTime was used to play ProRes encoded video.

Available with Ableton Link

Ableton Link is a technology that keeps Link enabled applications in time over a local network. Link synchronizes musical beat, tempo and phase across multiple applications running on one or more devices.

GrandVJ is known for its ease of use and ‘dead simple’ customization. And now, with Ableton Link built into GrandVJ, users have an added video functionality allowing for the incredible accuracy and synchronization of video to the beat.

With Ableton Link Integrated Into GrandVJ, It's Now Easier Than Ever to Synchronize Videos to the Beat

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Ableton Link™ - where to find it in ArKaos' solutions...

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Play. Mix. Perform.

Manipulate, trigger and mix video clips with sound, animated text strings or live cameras in much the same way as mixing music to create a spectacular audiovisual show. GrandVJ live performance software can mix up to 16 layers with a vast library of video effects, transitions and sound driven visual generators.


The A/B crossfading mode with independent preview makes it an incredibly flexible VJ software tool to perform live, and the Browser Preview feature lets you preview visuals, effects, transitions and sources before sending them to the output, just like a DJ previews his next track in his headphones.

Works with all setups and MIDI controllers

GrandVJ runs on both PC and Mac and accepts all common video and image formats. Its intuitive interface lets you turn your keyboard into a super controller so you can easily zip through the functions of this versatile live performance software.

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GrandVJ's "learn mode" makes it a breeze to set up any MIDI controller and and thanks to the network based OSC protocol you can even control the VJ software with an iPhone or an iPad. Hook it up and start the show!

GrandVJ 2 - Synth Mode

VJs & DJs reunited through timecode and TrackDJ



GrandVJ receive timecode and TrackDJ information

Timecode is an important way to sync video. GrandVJ MIDI video software supports both audio encoded SPMTE timecode and timecode over Art-Net. This second option in GrandVJ is extended to include BPM and artist/track name information, and thanks to this, it’s now very easy for the VJ to track the real-time creative work of DJs as they are playing live.

Here is a list of some exciting possibilities for our live performance software: 
- Visuals automatically follow the music the DJ is playing. (allowing the VJ to… Explain the benefit for VJ). 
- Visuals are precisely in-sync with the music (lip-sync, subtitles, etc.). 
- Visuals can automatically and precisely pulse on the beat of the music.  
- DJ has immediate control over the visual performance by changing track, BPM and executing loops in close collaboration with the VJ.
 

The first adopter of TrackDJ is ShowKontrol, which allows GrandVJ MIDI video software to communicate with the highest tier Pioneer DJ players, widely considered to be a universal industry standard brand. ShowKontrol supports Pioneer’s most versatile and powerful DJ players including the NXS2 and TOUR1 ranges and upwards.


TrackDJ is also supported by Mixxx, the popular, free open-source DJ software application, which has been updated by ArKaos to send the TrackDJ information.

VJ software easy as 1, 2, 3,...

GrandVJ is very easy to customize to each user's preferred setup. The VJ software’s interface can be modified quickly to fit individual needs and preferences, making it one of the easiest VJ software solutions for VJs at any level.



Functioning as a MIDI video software solution in its own right, mapping MIDI controllers with the new learn mode is as easy as pressing keys on your device, but you can also import predefined presets for the most common MIDI controllers.

GrandVJ 2 - MIDI

NDI implemented

GrandVJ support NDI

GrandVJ now also has Multiple NDI in- and outputs, as well as being fully integrated in the extensive NDI product ecosystem,as a versatile live performance software.

NDI allows you to transport over a network connection several video sources. Connect your computer running GrandVj on the local network using Cat5,6 cable you can now send and receive any NDI sources present on the network .
The applications compatible with NDI are numerous, from the remote cameras of Panasonic to free softwares such as Skype or OBS .

The number of NDI sources that you can add to your network are practically limitless. The limitation of similtamus NDI stream will be the bandwidth of your network . A single 1920×1080@30 fps NDI stream needs at least 125 Mbps of dedicated bandwidth.

NDI® (or Network Device Interface) is a free protocol to send Video over IP. It is designed to allow the distribution of live professional video content over an existing IP infrastructure, freeing users from current hardware constraints. This means that NDI doesn’t just cut back on cost, but also drastically reduces deployment time.


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Need some footage?

The VJ software installer that you can download from this website already comes with some SD video loops to get you started... But do you also need high quality content? The boxed version contains the same installer but adds an additional USB drive stuffed with 4.53 GB of HQ video footage ready to be mixed in the live performance software.


These additional loops are exclusively available with the box and can't be obtained separately, they have been made especially for VJing purposes by professional VJ's and Visual Artists from all over the world, check the GrandVJ Content page for more info.