Press Release: VSW-1 Video Switcher is Perfect Complement to DVJ-X1 DVD Turntable
Pioneer Electronics announces its first video switcher specifically designed for DJs and VJs, helping them to meet the changing nightclub environment where great video content rivals the importance of great audio. Today's youth, having grown up with constant visual stimulation from television, video games and the Internet, expect their entertainment to have both a video and audio component. To meet those demands, many traditional audio DJs are incorporating video into their acts. Pioneer's DVJ-X1 digital video turntable is one of the tools Disc Jockeys are using to become Video Jockeys.
The VSW-1 video switcher can be used with Pioneer's revolutionary DVJ-X1 to complete all of the video source switching. This eliminates the need for multiple independent devices or more than one DJ/VJ to operate the system.
The beauty of the VSW-1 is in its simplicity. The face of the unit has a red "Auto" button and two large illuminated buttons, styled after the Play / Cue buttons of the DVJ-X1. The switcher can be used to switch manually between video sources by pressing the corresponding button. The VSW-1 also gives the DJ/VJ more freedom and flexibility in the mix with the familiar faderstart capability found in many Pioneer Pro DJ mixers and players. The DJ/VJ can automatically switch video sources when using the faderstart on the audio mixer.
This video switcher accepts multiple video connections (component, composite and S-Video) in both PAL and NTSC formats, although the VSW-1 does not convert from one format or connection type to another for output. A Video Sync connection with the DVJ-X1 is used for a professional flicker-free video source transition.
The VSW-1 will be available in January 2005 at a suggested minimum advertised price of $399.
Pioneer offers a complete line of Pro DJ Equipment through its Pro Audio Group. Pioneer offers a limited one-year warranty for Pro Audio products purchased from authorized dealers.
For more information: www.PioneerProDj.com.