Some background: I know my way around PC-based audio production systems (Cubase, Live, FLStudio, etc, etc, etc) and the in's and out's of DJing and audio production in general. I'm hoping to expand my current DJ arsenal with some visuals but I honestly have no idea where to start (aside from the features included with audio apps - mostly playback stuff).
Here's what I'm hoping to learn:
What do I need to take this on the road? Projector? Laptop? I currently use an iDJ2
. It'd be cool not to have to migrate to something else for audio. Massive bonus for simplicity!
I'll need to import from DVD, edit, add text and graphics, and sync to a beat (ideally in real-time while performing). I have a CS3 suite (or a decent chunk of it... forget which package but I have flash and PS, & IL).
Basically I want to import some footage to an application, edit, set a bunch of beat markers (on downbeats) of clips, then have it playback based on the beat (BPM) of the music I am playing live. OR if having it listen and sort out a BPM on the fly is too demanding, use some kind of physical input (button) to set a tap tempo.
Anyway, clearly I have no idea what the deal is... School me green VJs!
Thanks in advance!