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NuVJ Secrets: Intro
I've been chatting to some of my customers who also use the NuVJ and whilst the basic device is pretty intuitive to set up and use, I get the impression most folks could be getting more out of their NuVJ, both in terms of performance as well as creatively.

I'm not necessarily talking about hardware mods here although I do go into that later, this is more to do with setting up how you use loops etc on the NuVJ and organise your data, as well as digging a little bit deeper into the NuVJ platform to see exactly what's possible with it.

The performance stuff is a set of conclusions I reached based on my own testing. It's not gospel and there are certainly other ways to set things up but this is what works the best for me overall including in live situations for a couple of years now.

If it's useful for you too then great, if you've got a better idea then let me know.

Much of the groundwork I did whilst trying to get the best possible performance out of Pilgrim. The data organisation principles should be mostly applicable to most VJ software, not just NuVJ.

I found There are some quite noticable performance gains to be had by with the correct hardware arrangement (there were for me anyhow), and and there seem to be a couple of the NuVJ's features which have been overlooked, hence these pages.

Until recently I thought everyone knew this stuff so was quite surprised when I started talking to people about it that most of the people I spoke to didn't.

If your laptop (like mine) isn't the latest whizz-bang model with 8 cores and gigs of ram then this might just help you get a bit more performance out of it.


There are currently 3 sections with more due to follow soon:

  • File structure - speed through organisation


  • The background layer - the hidden half-channel.


  • The "Scratch-lock" mod - hardware modification and detailed photos of inside the NuVJ.
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