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New Plug-in for Virtual DJ brings Text to Screen applications to life
Pangolin, an award winning Text Message Software Company has released Essential Visuals, an all new plug-in for Virtual DJ that gives users exclusive text, voting, and picture capabilities.
By: Justin Perry
This new plug-in gives Virtual DJ users the essential elements they need to create compelling visuals for the video output generated by Virtual DJ. Pangolin recognized the popularity text to screen and SMS voting had among the DJ and nightclub crowd, and discovered that they were having trouble implementing these features with other solutions on the market. They have created the Essential Visuals plug-in to help users overcome those difficulties, and to make text to screen, SMS voting, and a variety of other features easier than ever before.
The Essential Visuals plug-in provides a variety of benefits to its users. Not only will in run text to screen and SMS voting applications better than any other plug-in on the market, but it will also enhance the visual elements which can be created within the Virtual DJ program. Essential Visuals allows users to incorporate pictures (GIF, JPG, BMP, or PNG), borders (which can be placed around those pictures and other visuals generated by Virtual DJ), bar graph displays, as well as scrolling and non- moving text in various forms. Essential Visuals also supports full alpha blending of all components, so you can overlay onto I-Video, or music video. Up until now, these visual elements have not been supported very well, if at all, by other plug-ins or by the Virtual DJ program itself.
Exclusive to the Essential Visuals plug-in, Virtual DJ’s can now incorporate bitmap images (GIF, JPG, BMP, or PNG) into the scrolling text, similar to how the CNN logo is used in their news crawl. Before Pangolin created the Essential Visuals plug-in, file types such as animated GIF images were not supported within Virtual DJ. The ability to now use these file types offers Virtual DJ users a great advantage, and additional creative and artistic flexibility.
The Essential Visuals plug-in works in conjunction with Pangolin’s Interactive Messaging Unlimited (IMU) software. IMU is a powerful, easy to use, text message software similar to many email programs. It allows users to run text to screen chat, SMS voting, bulk SMS, text to win, and a variety of other popular text message applications. Text messages are fed to Virtual DJ through the IMU software, and in addition, IMU features a sophisticated word filter, to ensure the displayed messages are appropriate. Using the IMU software, users can pre-configure as many SMS voting sessions as they like. Voting sessions on topics like “battle of the bands”, “favorite song”, and “best-dancer”
Chris Kelley, a Virtual DJ user and owner of gMedia Inc. (http://www.gmediaonline.com), out of Indiana says, “This new plug-in surpasses anything like it on the market! As a professional DJ, the ability to run Text to Screen applications within the Virtual DJ software is a huge benefit for me. In addition, this plug-in is extremely easy to use. The help file that comes with the plug-in is great, and I was able to configure my setup in minutes.”
Since 1986, Pangolin has amassed over 15,000 clients in 63 countries firmly positioning themselves as the world leader; providing software and hardware solutions to the laser display and text message industries. The company, with offices in the USA, Central Europe, and Mainland China, has received more than 20 awards for technical achievement and product quality, and their software has contributed to more than 250 Artistic Awards for its users. Pangolin has products being used by some of the largest events, companies, and brands currently known, including major theme parks such as Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Six Flags; major motion picture companies such as 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks pictures; high-tech companies such as PC Magazine, Boeing, and Lawrence Livermore Labs; popular brands such as Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and Motorola; major sports teams and events such as the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, and Super Bowl XLIV; and top-named musical talent including Madonna, Drake, Usher, Metallica, the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Jean Michel Jarre, Justin Timberlake and many others.
For more information on the Essential Visuals Plug-in, check out their 80 second video introduction:
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Pangolin is a multi-national corporation, that specializes in creating software and hardware solutions for the laser display and text messaging industries. Products allow users to create award winning laser light shows, and run text message marketing solutions.