Korg Kaptivator VJ Video Sample Player
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Korg Kaptivator

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The Korg Kaptivator is very rare and if you are on this page, you've likely heard of this beast. For those who don't know, this is sort of like a Roland Edirol video mixer meets an Akai MPC style sampling playback for video clips. Incredibly useful in today's VJing world for it's portability and extreme processing capabilities of mixing video clips on the fly, inputting live video feed and playing back stored video clips. It's also sort of like an LZX eurorack / Atari C240 video music system in that you can also sync the video to incoming audio and add video effects in real time. There's been nothing else quite like it on the market back then or since. It's really a unique piece of gear. They only show up for sale a couple times a year.

Video Sampling and Mixing in One Cool Box!

The Korg Kaptivator Dynamic Video Station is an all-in-one box that gives VJs and video artists a platform to create amazing video mixes and live video performances. You can mix, process and sample video clips and live video in real time, apply effects, even reverse, scratch and alter the playback speed -- all on the fly, in real time! the Korg Kaptivator is perfect for booth-bound VJs, with built-in monitoring screens and even an audio trigger to sync playback with music. If you're looking for a stand-alone unit for all your performance needs, look no further than the Korg Kaptivator.

Korg Kaptivator Dynamic Video Station at a Glance:

    - Sample, store, and play back hundreds of clips
    - Real-time video mixing
    - Dynamic effects and programmable style presets
    - Hands-on control

    Sample, save, and play
    The Kaptivator can sample and save up to 800 video clips, which can be accessed and played using 16 clip pads on the surface of the unit. Adding a camera or other external video signal enables you to work with three video sources simultaneously.

    Mix it up
    Video clips can be played back simultaneously and mixed as two video sources. You can also mix images using thirty different transitions, ranging from basic transitions to complex patterns. In addition to the composite video input, the Kaptivator provides a DV port that lets you connect a DV camera or other digital video equipment. Two onboard LCD screens allow you to monitor multiple clips.

    Flexible effects routing and style presets
    The Kaptivator lets you color, blur, invert, even scratch your clips. Route your effects to different groups of clips and mix them with external video inputs. The possibilities are mind-boggling! A Style setting can also be used to memorize playback settings like mix patterns, audio triggering, and controller and BPM assignments, letting you concentrate on your performance.

    Creative control at your fingertips
    Your creative impulses will be jumpstarted by the tactile control surfaces found on the Kaptivator. Knobs, sliders, clip trigger pads and a ribbon controller provide real-time, hands-on control and an invitation to create. The Kaptivator also features a Motion Sequence function that essentially allows you to automate the unit and enhance your performances even more!

    Korg Kaptivator Features:
      - Intuitive interface
      - Video sampling, playback, mixing, and effects
      - Samples and saves up to 800 video clips, 16 clip pads access clips
      - External video input provides a third video source
      - Two built-in multi-mode LCD screens with monitor output
      - Rotary, slider, and ribbon controllers
      - 15 routing schemes for insert points
      - 15 effects, including Invert, Blurring, and Colorize
      - One hundred editable Style setups
      - Motion Sequence function
      - Audio trigger input
      - BPM synchronization
      - Main Out Capture function
      - DV I/O connection
      - PAL and NTSC compatible
      - PAL/NTSC conversion provided
      - Preset samples provided

      The Korg Kaptivator is a VJ/video performer's dream machine!
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