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You start with a standard two-turntable
setup. Special vinyls records have a signal
encoded in them that the computer
recieving the mixer's output reads as time
code information. This then allows you to
create a DJ set with video instead of just
audio. Think music videos beat mixed, and
with the video moving back and
forth in real time.
I believe there is a vinyl signal system
that's already in place to mix mp3's with
standard turntables; it would just have to
be reconfigured to work with avi files etc.
Extremely plausible. A whole new world
or performance DJ/VJ's.
Boom Chicka Boom Chicka
Final Scratch [Giblet, May 06 2005]
||Good idea, and likely alrady in development.
||The system you are talking about is called Final Scratch Pro, developed by Ritchie Hawtin (otherwise known as Plastikman) and Stanton (see link).
||The 33 and 45 rpm dummy records they give you have a constant tone, who's pitch indexes an MP3 on your HD which speeds up and slows down the playback framrate.
||A lot of CPU power is needed to have almost zero latency, and since CPU speeds keep increasing, there's no reason that it can't be done with video.
||For amazing video mixes, check out ninjatune.net and see Coldcut's videos. Especially "Timber".