Pioneer DVJ-X1 Realtime DVD Video ManipulationSubmitted by Lead on 13-11-2003 00:25This content is © 2003-2022 The DJResource
The future of DJing and audio-visual entertainment is here. The Pioneer DVJ-X1
, a jaw
dropping market first from Pioneer, allows users to manipulate and playback
synchronized digital audio and video like never before. This ground-breaking
unit combines the proven Pioneer CD Jog Dial technology with the flexibility
and capacity of DVD, which has become the most popular video format in Europe
in just 5 years according to industry analysts Screen Digest.
From now on it's
possible to manipulate you DVD video with the same handling as vinyl but with digital precision.
The phenomenal success of DVD technology proves that the future of AV entertainment
is digital. And having forged the path from vinyl to CD in the world of dance
music, Pioneer is now leading the way towards the creation of a completely original
leisure activity and the emergence of a new breed of performer – the DVJ – combining
the skills of a DJ and VJ.
The younger generation of AV-literate DJs who want to add exciting and dynamic
visuals to their live performances will discover a world of extraordinary creative
opportunities thanks to this innovation from Pioneer Pro DJ. And clubs, bars
and other venues (many of which are already investing in visual and audio systems)
will use the DVJ-X1 to amaze customers with a totally unique AV experience. The remarkable DVJ-X1 also establishes a platform for dance music labels keen
to market their releases, since there are few opportunities currently available
to show promotional videos from this sector.
With the world-famous Pioneer Jog Dial at its center, the DVJ-X1 looks just
like the company’s CDJ-1000
MK2 CD player. And what’s even more radical is that
the DVJ-X1 mimics that unit’s functionality – with the added capacity to playback
DVD's as well as CDs.
Armed with a state-of-the-art DVD drive, the DVJ-X1 has a more advanced, more
reliable laser than any CD player, as the 38 million European households owning
a DVD player/recorder in 2002
will testify. What’s more, the
DVJ-X1 is compatible with all established CD formats, as well as DVD's,
so the unit truly breaks down the boundaries between the once-separate audio
and video domains.
By imitating the form and functionality of the CDJ-1000MK2, the DVJ-X1 will
present no problems to digital DJs used to performing live on the established
club favorite. And crucially, DVJ's will be able to use Pioneer’s new unit to
manipulate DVD visuals in exactly the same way as they would music. So real-time
digital video scratches, loops and instant cues are all possible with the awesome
DVJ-X1, while the video and audio streams always stay in perfect sync, even
when they’re being reversed and pitched. To add yet another dimension to this mind-blowing concept, Pioneer envisages
a near-future scenario where two DVJ-X1s are linked together via a fully integrated
audio and visual mixer. This set-up will allow the digital sound and vision
from the two separate sources to be mixed and scratched on the fly – in the
same way as DJs create audio mixes in their live sets today.
DVD Digital Audio/Video Player
Type of Discs
DVD Video, DVD-R(Video Mode), DVD-RW(Video Mode), CD, CD-R, CD-RW
MP3 CD, CD- CD-R and CD-RW
CD : 4 Hz ~ 20 kHz
DVD:4 Hz ~ 44 kHz (@ 96kHz)
< 0.006 % (JEITA)
Signal to Noise ratio
1x RCA, 1x BNC
1x 4 pin mini-DIN
1x RCA, 1x BNC
1x 4 pin mini-DIN
1x Stereo Analogue
1x Digital RCA
AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz
348 x 451 x 128mm ( WxDxH )
Operating Manual, Power Cord, Control cord, Forced Eject Pin
The DVJ-X1 offers even greater flexibility in performance by including on-board
memory capacity as well as a SD Card slot ? just like the CDJ-1000
MK2. On the
DVJ-X1, this allows for AV loops and cue points to be stored, either on-board
or on a removable MMC (up to 500 loop or cue points on the card that?s bundled
with the DVJ-X1). During playback, the saved cue and loop points can be searched,
selected and previewed using an external monitor that?s connected via the preview
output. Pioneer?s new unit also has an emergency loop feature, making it even
more user-friendly. At the press of a button, this automatically loops four
beats seamlessly, in line with the BPM, to allow a DVJ extra time to mix from
one track to another. If the DVJ-X1 is to be used as a direct replacement for an installed CDJ-1000MK2,
only minor changes will be needed in the DJ booth since the new unit is just
25% larger. And to gain the full benefit of the DVJ-X1
, play-out venues will
obviously need to have both an output screen (plasma or similar) and preview
screen. A mixer will also be required, although Pioneer is developing a video
switcher as an interim solution to interface with the Fader Start function of
many professional audio mixers.
The DVJ-X1?s audio outputs
are either digital S/PDIF or standard RCA stereo
connectors, while video is either BNC (with component and composite) or S-Video
and RCA composite output. S-Video and RCA composite ports are also available
for hooking up to a preview monitor, while the only other connections are a
fader start and a sync BNC for the video switcher. In short, the Pioneer DVJ-DVJ-X1 brings together existing AV technologies
into a single unit that interfaces with currently available software and hardware
to introduce a completely new form of entertainment. This unique unit delivers
on two levels. Not only does the DVJ-X1 satisfy the needs of digital DJs and
their dance-floor audiences right now, but even more importantly, it future-proofs
all venues in setting an unprecedented standard for crowd-pleasing performance
by the new generation of stars: DVJ's
Revolutionary Video Control
Real time DVD Video Manipulation is possible - anything you could do with vinyl,
and more, can now be done with DVD Video.
Hot Cue (sampler)
Memorizes up to 3 cue points per DVD/CD. These points can then be recalled by
hitting either of the A, B or C buttons. This function can also be used like
a mini sampler adding amazing versatility to a video show.
Instant reverse is controlled by using a flickable switch. With no loss of tempo
or pitch, it can be used immediately within any track without having to stop
or start. Reverse can also be used with the Hot Cue and the Loop Sampler providing
endless combinations and effects.
Real Time Seamless Loop
A quick and simple way to set a loop while a track is playing. Once the loop
is set, it can then be looped continuously or until the ReLoop / Exit button
is pressed. When released, the track continues playing without any pause. The
loop can be re-trigged at any time by hitting the ReLoop button
Loop Out Adjust
You have the ability to adjust the Out point of a loop stored in memory. So
now fine tuning a loop is both quick and easy.
Hitting the Reloop button instantly takes you back to the beginning of the loop
stored in the DVJ-X1’s memory. This can be done either while the loop
is playing or at any time while the current track is playing. Clever use of
Reloop can create some sample like effects. The same loop is always stored in
memory until replaced with a new loop.
The Emergency Loop automatically creates a 4 beat loop based on the BPM of the
SD - SecureDigital Memory
The DVJ-X1 has a memory feature that lets you store Wave data and Cue and Loop
points with a thumbnail image* (thumbnail for DVD memory points only). The data
can be stored on a removable memory card (SD) or the player's internal memory.
The removable SD card can also be used in any DVJ-X1, so once you’ve stored
your favorite cue and loop points you can take them with you. (A 16MB SD card
is supplied with the player which will hold 500 memory points.)
Cue / Loop Memory
Once you set a cue or loop point you can save it to either the internal memory
or SD card by hitting this button.
Gets rid of those Cue or Loop points that you shouldn’t have bothered
saving in the first place.
A quick and easy way to scroll through saved cue and loop points.
Audio Wave data is always saved on to the SD when inserted and then appears
Standard DVD/CD Control Buttons
High Quality Aluminum buttons – Track Search, Search, Cue and Play /
Advanced DVD Control Buttons
All the common DVD controls are available - 4 way directional control, Enter,
Menu, Track Menu, Setup
Cue your track with the world’s largest touch sensitive jog dial
(7” / 206mm diameter)
designed to emulate the control characteristics
of a Vinyl Turntable, together with all the features from Pioneer’s industry
standard CDJ range of CD players. The DVJ-X1
offers a feel similar to the familiar
Is used to either speed up or slow down the tempo of the video and audio depending
on the direction the jog dial is rotated – either forward or reverse.
The DVJ-X1 can be set in either Vinyl or CDJ mode. In CDJ mode, the
jog dial functions just like a Pioneer CDJ player, but without the touch sensitivity.
Scratch Play / Cue
When the DVJ-X1 is in vinyl mode, the top of the jog dial functions just like
a Vinyl Turntable. Pressing down stops the music and allows you to scratch or
cue your track by rotating the jog dial in either direction.
Vinyl Speed Adjust Touch/Brake
This allows adjustment in the speed at which the DVD/CD slows down until it
Vinyl Speed Adjust Release/Start
This allows adjustment of the speed at which the CD returns to normal playback
Pioneer’s Master Tempo locks the pitch of the audio track even when you
change the speed. You can speed up or slow down the beat without any noticeable
difference in how the vocal and instruments sound.
A 100mm linear high precision slider connected to a 0.02% (at +/- 6% and +/-
10%) adjustment indication on the display panel. Gives the DJ’s that total
control and ensures that the tempo adjustment is easy and accurate.
Tempo Control Range
Ranges of +/- 6%, +/-10%, +/-16% and +/-100% can be assigned to the Tempo Control
slider to offer an amazing range of adjustment for more creative mixes.
Tempo Control Reset
Resets the tempo to 0% or original tempo of the track regardless of the slider
position. The button has been recessed to prevent accidental selection.
Eject Button & CD Lock
The DVJ-X1 does have a guard to prevent you from accidentally pressing it the
eject button. The disc is locked until the track is stopped. This can be deactivated
as well if you are looking to do quick mixes.
The DVJ-X1 can read DVD Video, DVD-R (Video Mode), DVD-RW (Video Mode), CD,
CD-R and CD-RW disks**.
Front Slot In Loading
Loading discs without having to open doors or trays makes swapping discs and
selecting tracks that much faster. It also helps to keep dirt and any nasty
substances out of the drive’s working parts.
This is the fastest way to find the beginning of a track. The sound level can
also be changed to suit your style of music (-36db to –78db). There is
also an option to turn it off if you prefer to cue up your CD tracks manually.
Cue points can be set anywhere on the DVD/CD using either the Vinyl or CDJ mode.
Adjustment is made by using either the jog dial or manual search buttons. The
cue point is automatically stored in the internal memory (If SD is inserted
in DVJ-X1, the cue point is automatically stored in the SD.) until it is overwritten
with a new cue point. (Jog resolution for both audio for Vinyl and CDJ modes
- 135 frames per revolution / 75 frames = 1 second. Resolution for video for
Vinyl and CDJ modes - 135 frames per revolution / 30 frames = 1 second.)
Real Time Cue
A cue point can be set on the fly and stored into the internal memory by just
simply hitting the In / Real-time cue button.
Cue Marker Display
The current cue point is indicated within the jogdial's center display to show
where the cue point is relative to the current play position.
Fader Start / Back Cue
When the DVJ-X1
is used with the DJM-909
or DJM-3000 mixer
, you can start the music by sliding the cross fader. By sliding the Cross Fader out of the corners you'll send a Fader Start pulse on the terminals of the mixer.
The DVJ-X1 listens to these signals (when connected) and starts playback as soon as it gets it's pulse. When the faders is pulled back to the corner or closed position the DVJ will return to the Cue Point and waits until you send a start pulse.
For this to work you will need to activate the Auto Cue.
Built For The Professional DJ / VJ
To prevent accidental CD ejection or loss of mains power, the DVJ-X1 has safety
guards around the power and eject buttons together with a locking feature.
Connecting two DVJ-X1’s with a standard 3.5mm mini-plug cable allows one
unit to be put on standby whilst the other plays. Relay Play automatically starts
the second player enabling them to play 'back to back' to give you endless music
Legato Link Conversion For High Quality Sound (CD Audio
Equipped with Pioneer’s wide range technology– Legato Link Conversion.
The DVJ-X1 is capable of reproducing sound frequencies above 20kHz, which are
lost during normal CD-format playback. Not only does this give great sound reproduction
but sounds closer to the original recording and more analog like vinyl.
Sound jumps or skipping is prevented by using a 16 second shock-proof memory
for normal DVD/CD play (minimum of 10 seconds if scratching and reading wave
data at the same time in Vinyl mode).
Oil-dampened floating suspension prevents sound skipping, even when the player
is subjected to impact during use or vibrations generated from high volume music
and low frequency bass.
The DVJ=X1 is equipped with full-feature digital output. This means you can
keep your scratching and master tempo playback entirely in the digital domain.
Users who simply want to use the digital output for archival purposes may do
so via the digital mode switch on the rear of the unit.
What do you think about Pioneer DVJ-X1 ??
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There are 8 Comments
Lead wrote on 22-04-2005 @ 01:05
Allthough writen to fit CDJ or CMX model players, these players have the same technical circuits for the faderstart.
sebastiaan wrote on 07-06-2005 @ 21:07
hoe kom je aan die beeldschermen voor die dvj's
Lead wrote on 08-06-2005 @ 18:07
De schermen die in de demo set worden gebruikt zijn 8" schermen die Pioneer maakt om in te bouwen in bijvoorbeeld hoofdsteunen in auto's. Er zijn meerdere merken verkrijgbaar en ook meerdere uitvoeringen.
Zo heb je 19" panelen met 2 breedbeeld schermen, 3 of 4 normale schermen etc.
sebastiaan wrote on 15-08-2005 @ 20:40
oh maar die dingen zullen ook nog wel wat kosten
robinpetrik wrote on 23-02-2008 @ 19:59
even snel een vraag..speeld hij ook mp3`s af? al vast bedankt!
Lead wrote on 24-02-2008 @ 14:36
Ja, je kunt er een DVD met MP3 muziek in stoppen. Tenminste als er wel de laatste versie firmware in zit.
robinpetrik wrote on 25-02-2008 @ 20:42
maar dus niet met gewone cd`s waar mp3 op staan..?en nog een vraag...2 x dvj x1 voor 3000 is dat een goeiekoop kwa prijs?
Laidback wrote on 22-11-2008 @ 00:42
robinpetrikwrote on 25-02-2008 20:42:22
maar dus niet met gewone cd`s waar mp3 op staan..?en nog een vraag...2 x dvj x1 voor 3000 is dat een goeiekoop kwa prijs?
dat is behoorlijk goedkoop!
(nieuw waren deze speeltjes bijna 3000 euro Per Stuk, duurder als de DVJ-1000 omdat de X1 een groter Buffer geheugen heeft)
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