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How to trial Serato Video with Serato DJ


Serato Video is a software expansion pack for Serato DJ which enables you to manipulate video playback with your Serato DJ controller. 

Before installing Serato Video, its worth checking out if your computer meets the required minimum specs, however trying the free demo before you purchase a license ,will give you a good idea of whether it will run on your computer.

To begin using the free, fully featured Serato Video demo simply ensure you have downloaded and installed the latest update of Serato DJ.


Once you have launched Serato DJ, click on SETUP in the top right hand corner. When you click on the Expansion Packs tab, you should see Serato Video as one of the available expansion packs.

Select Serato Video in the list of expansion packs, and then tick the box to Enable Serato Video. You can now select the option to start the Serato Video demo by clicking the Demo button.

The Serato Video secondary output window should now launch. The output window is used to typically display the final, post fader output of your video mix on a secondary display system. Learn how to set up a secondary display for your computer.


Now you can exit the SETUP screen and return to the main screen of Serato DJ. You may notice that there is now a button to launch the Serato Video interface in the top left area of the screen.

The Serato Video interface will display three windows. The middle window mirrors what is displayed on your secondary output window mentioned earlier. 

The left and right windows will display the unmixed video content loaded to your left and right decks respectively, for previewing purposes.

You can import and load video files to the virtual decks in Serato DJ, just as you would with audio files. Here's a list of file formats that are supported in Serato Video. We've also put together some free video content to help you get started.

When mixing videos, the channel faders on your Serato DJ hardware will fade in and out video, just as it would with audio. The crossfader will also fade between the two videos loaded to the decks.

To see Serato Video in action, check out the following video:

This should get you started with Serato Video, but to learn more information, such as applying video effects to your videos, or changing the transition when mixing videos, we recommend downloading the Serato Video manual under More Downloads.

Alternatively, if you would just like to explore Serato Video and learn as you go, try clicking on the Tool Tips "i" button to activate Tool Tips:

Tool Tips provide a handy way to learn the various features of Serato DJ or Serato Video, just move the mouse over a section of the screen to bring up a context sensitive tool tip, which will explain more about the feature you have selected.

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