Serato’s dalliance with the moving image has picked up some pace. The new Serato Video (no version number — bear with me) is delivered via a new update rolled into Serato DJ 1.6.1. The new version number free update includes set recording, audio linked effects, Syphon support (Mac only), and official support for Windows 8 and OS X Mavericks. There’s also a bunch of free Quartz animations for Mac users too.

Video mix recording is a biggie. It’s now possible to record your complete audio and video sets in full 1080p quality, something that is likely to heavily tax your processor and disk space. I’ve been playing with the Audio linked effects too, which rather cleverly adds visual effects that broadly match the audio ones (echo gives double images etc). From a performance perspective, these additions will be welcome by all users of Serato Video. But it’s the Mac users who get the most from this update with Syphon support which allows Serato Video output to be fed into 3rd party apps for even more video control. Inklen’s MixEmergency has had Syphon support for a while, so it would appear that the gap is closing.

It’s also worth pointing out that the previously posted Serato Remote with its slicer goodness also works with Serato Video too, as do the effects. I don’t think it was ever in doubt, but I’ve pre-empted the question from you inquisitive readers.

Serato Video 1.what?

Now that the core Serato DJ package is in place, adding stuff in has got a little easier. Such is the case with Serato Video. Previously it was a separate installable plugin, and for Scratch Live and ITCH users (why haven’t you updated yet?) it still is, but is limited to v1.1. But with Serato DJ 1.6.1, like the other panels (FX, SP6 etc) it’s now a part of Serato DJ, and rather than being a downloadable plugin, it’s unlockable with a code. And for a limited 1 week window, you can grab it from the Serato store with a 50% discount, making a $74.50 shaped hole in your bank account.


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