We love Algoriddim’s excellent virtual decks, ‘djay’, which allows you to mix up your favourite tunes whether you’re a professional DJ or just a wannabe Tiesto. Now music video enthusiasts can get in on the action with vjay, slicing up and merging movie clips with audio tracks to create all kinds of mental videos.
As with djay, vjay’s interface is well laid out and easy to pick up. Within minutes we were cutting up two movie clips with all kinds of funky effects: you can simply fade from one to the other, or use one of several different transitions, including some 80s-style rotations and splits. You can speed up or slow down the videos, or jump to specific points using the scroll bar above each window. The large crossfader is used to cut from one clip to the next, and skilled mixers will be able to load up a new video while the other one is playing.
If you take lots of video on your smartphone or tablet, vjay is a great and easy way to stick it all together into one compendium, with backing music and other bits. We also mixed up plenty of psychedelic music videos, merging hip hop with happy hardcore to create a new genre, which can only be described as ‘crap’.
You can pick up vjay for iOS now. The iPad version costs £6.99, while the iPhone version costs £1.99.