There are lots of great new features in the new iOS6 which can support teaching and learning but sometimes it's the small things which are great. I love the fact that they have now included a clock. A simple resource with a stopwatch and timer that you can put on your whiteboard to use as a resource in your lessons. Time activities, have countdowns for activities, there are lots of uses you can make from this simple addition to your iPad.
Avid Studio (which cost £4.99) has been one of my secret weapon apps for some time as an alternative to the also fab iMovie.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this notification in my updates in the app store.
Avid Studio is now Pinnacle Studio and whilst essentially the same app, it is FREE for a limited period.
Grab yourself a copy while you can!
Ok, so apart from being really inspiring about what technology can do and perhaps for live mixing of tracks in a DJ style in Music lessons; and perhaps in Media lessons, or perhaps creating a video montage quickly and easily of Sports Day or a trip you’ve been on….. and then of course, really showing off the massively brilliant multi touch environment on iPad…… Ok – so the new VJAY app by Algoriddim is simply awesome. If you love audio/video, have any interest in DJing or just want to have access to something which, if you look at the specific hardware equivalents on the market, eg the Pioneer DVJ-X1 then you’re looking at upwards of £1000. For an app which gives you access to two decks for the currently 1/2 price offer of £6.99 – get it while you can.
I produced this sample effort using the app within minutes of purchasing it. It’s intuitive, fun and I can see it having mass appeal. It takes the best features of their award winning DJAY app (which is also 1/2 price at the moment to celebrate the launch of VJAY) and adds in video.
Tracks: Levels – Avicii – Spinnin’ Records & Michael Woods ft Duvall – Last Day On Earth – Diffused Music
Video clips: Standard bank of vid clips that come with the app
Here’s a short intro to some of the features of the app. Apologies for some of the jitter/lag in the screencast (slow wifi at home) – that is why I didn’t do a full mix: