It’s the perfect VJ solution!
Powerful video made easy
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 can mix up to 8 layers with a vast library of video effects and sound driven visual generators. The A/B crossfading mode with independent preview makes it incredibly flexible to perform live.
Works with all setups
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 for zipping through the functions. Need more? GrandVJ’s learn mode makes it a breeze to set up any MIDI controller and with support for the network based OSC protocol you can even control GrandVJ with an iPhone. Hook it up and start the show!
Easy as 1, 2, 3,…
GrandVJ is very easy to customize to each user’s preferred setup. The interface can quickly be modified to fit individual needs and preferences. Mapping MIDI controllers with the new learn mode is easy as pressing keys on your device but you can also import predefined presets for the most common MIDI controllers.
Cherry on the cake, GrandVJ allows bidirectional communication with controllers supporting generic MIDI feedback like Livid’s Block and the APC40 from Akai. This great feature allows the software to send information to the controller so that, for example, switching layers will reflect parameter changes to the unit and you can focus on your mix without the need to look at your monitor.
Supports almost everything
On the mixing side, GrandVJ comes with an updated ArKaos effects library and a long list of automated video generators. It will play and mix mostly any video file you throw at it – yes, including VOB, DIVX and MKV, with sound – GrandVJ also offers extensive support for various other media including most image formats; Flash text and animations; and multiple camera inputs that can be used as Sources and mixed live with Effects.
Can compose with Quartz
On top of all this, Mac OS X users can now mix Quartz Compositions (.qtz files) as Sources with all their other visuals, but also as Effects, with GrandVJ automatically mapping the composition inputs as effects parameters. GrandVJ comes preloaded with a set of great Quartz Compositions from selected Artists, you can easily find tons of other .qtz files out there on the Web and of course you can use your own compositions created with Apple’s Quartz Composer, which makes visualization possibilities in GrandVJ practically endless..
High performance for both PC and Mac
Behind the scenes, GrandVJ speeds up with a state-of-the-art multi-threaded hardware-accelerated graphics engine that benefits from our experience of more than 10 years in live visual processing software development. It can play video at up to 60FPS without dropping a single frame thanks to Software Genlocking and supports Frame Blending and Soft-Edge without any compromise on output quality or software stability. It has been developed, tested and refined to get the best possible performance out of any modern computer or laptop, and just like all other ArKaos products, GrandVJ runs on both PC and Mac.
Need some footage?
The software installer that you can download from this web site already comes with some video loops to get you started.. Okay you need high quality? The boxed version contains the same software but comes shipped with an additional DVD-Rom stuffed with 2.8 GB of high quality video footage ready to be mixed with the software.
These additional loops are exclusively available with the box and can’t be obtained separately, they have been made especially for VJing purpose by professional VJ’s and Visual Artists from all over the world, check the GrandVJ Artists page for more info.