Pioneer CDJ/DVD Deck
Posted by Gizmo on October 23, 2003 :
Kind of old news by now but an official announcement for this recently seen box is imminent. For those of you that don't know, Pioneer have recently taken a new toy out to a few select events. Looking much like a regular CDJ-1000, this particular deck promises to take skratch DJing into a whole new era. If it does what it says on the box, you'll be able to use video in the same way you use audio but on a CDJ style unit.
Although Pioneer are remaining very tight-lipped, here's what Pioneer's Karl Detken had to say on the Pioneer ProDJ Forum:
"Imagine everything you can do with a CDJ-1000 but for video!!!
It has taken 4 years and 40 engineers to make this a reality but at last their will be a pitchable/mixable/hot cueable DVD player. At this point in the world their is only a $60,000 Avid computer system that can do what this player can do on the fly. There will be no official announcement until November but as members of this board you get to know first. It will be the most industry changing product since the 1200s or the CDJs. Be prepared the future is coming. The future comes at a cost though. The manufacturing and R&D for manipulating video on the fly with a hardware piece is astronomical so be prepared and save your pennies because it WILL be expensive. "
I have no idea about the full spec so I'll leave it to you guys to speculate. If the timescale given by Karl is correct, we'll know in a few weeks anyway. What I can say is that the case, monitor and speakers seen in the 2nd image do not come with the player - they are purely for demo purposes.
Picture 1 - www.djequipment.de
Picture 2 - with kind permission from DJ Al as seen on dn-s5000.com
Words - www.pioneerprodjforums.com