What is the best DJ software for mixing video?

by jacob on February 24, 2008

In the past year, we have seen a massive transformation of DJ’s into VJ’s. With the price of projectors dropping and faster laptops becomming more affordable, it’s easier than ever to incorporate mixing (and beatmixing) video into your DJ skillset. I began this blog over a year ago with a simple poll to help DJ’s research and discover the best software for DJ applications (with the winner being Virtual DJ, followed by Serato Scratch Live, and Traktor Scratch in third place.) Now, with more and more DJ’s making the jump to video mixing, I feel that another poll is in order.

So here it is, the video DJ software poll! If you have used any of the video DJ software on the list, please vote for your favorite and leave a comment explaining your choice.

What is the best DJ software for mixing video?
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Cameron May 30, 2008 at 9:43 am

I voted for Traktor, but Serato kicks a$$ too. Hey, what plug-in are you using for this survey? I really like the way it looks on your site.

jacob May 30, 2008 at 9:48 am

The plugin is called “Democracy”, it’s a Wordpress plugin.

Cameron June 2, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Thanks!

Kapitalkev July 16, 2008 at 11:09 am

I chose VirtualDJ. I cant say its the best because I have not tested the others. I am a turntablist and can use this program with Video mixing just as good as I did with real vinyls. Serato locks you in to be forced to use just the TTM-57 mixer whick alone cost you $1500. For that you can buy VirtualDJ ($300), Edirol FA-66 ($275), and Ecler Nuo4 ($799) and have money left over. This would give you a great Midi mixer, another program option and a soundcard for multiple uses not just confined to run with serato. Serato has a very nice setup but restricts you to use on certain (high priced) gear. No Freedom.

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