Editing technology has certainly come a long way in recent years. It wasn’t too long ago that aspiring splicers had to hunch over a Steenbeck, battling with unfurled ticker-tapes of film strip in a vain attempt to fix a couple of them together. Now editing is a smooth-running, futuristic experience which resembles that device Tom Cruise uses to catch murderers in ‘Minority Report’ (although, to be fair, Tom Cruise didn’t have to contend with the occasional system crash and rendering time which makes you screech ‘how f**king long’? We’re looking at you, Final Cut …)
Mish-mashing video together has now become such an accessible pursuit, infact, that we’re seeing the rise of the VJ – people who take the chop-and-clip aesthetic of vinyl spinning and transfer it to the world of the moving image. Want to join their hallowed ranks? Then get your hands on Vjay, the new iPad app from German tech masterminds Algoriddim.
Using an inituitive and addictive layout, Vjay allows users to craft their own visual creations from existing footage, music promos and any music stored on the device. The possibilities may not be endless, but there’s certainly enough of them to keep many a pro-sumer happy for a long, long time.