Time Saving Tips This Week EDIUS 6.


With all the talk of Final Cut Pro X, Premiere CS 5.5 and Avid Media Composer, some people are starting to forget about our much-loved EDIUS. Well, Editors Keys is about to launch a brand new EDIUS keyboard, so in honor of this new product, I’m going to share some of the top EDIUS 6 Keyboard shortcuts. (Hopefully saving your hours of time in the edit! It’s my mission to get you out of that edit studio and into the pub, just a little earlier!)
Top Ten EDIUS 6 keyboard shortcuts:
1.) Where would you be without the ‘Set In’ and ‘Set Out’ keys?
Luckily, the ‘Set in’ and ‘Set Out’ keys are positioned in what is quickly becoming the industry standard position of I and O.
2.) So you’ve used your eagle eye abilities to spot the perfect shot and used the ‘Set In’ and ‘Set Out’ keys to mark your perfect clip. Now how do you quickly get this lovely shot onto the timeline? The fastest way is by simply using the ‘E’ Key.
3.) What if you’d like to ‘Insert’ or ‘Overwrite’ this clip, rather than just shoving it into the timeline? You can do this by using your PC keyboards ‘Insert’ key as pictured below:
4.) Wouldn’t it be great to be able to quickly toggle the audio on or off at will, so you can get concentrate on the wonderful video effect you’re trying to pull off? Well now you can, simply by hitting the ‘No. 8’ key on your number row:
5.) So you’ve got a few clips on the timeline and the edit is coming along just fine. Let’s save you some more time by allowing you to play through your footage without so much as touching your mouse. Use the ‘J’, ‘K’ and ‘L’ keys to ‘Reverse’, ‘Pause’ or ‘Fast Forward’ through your footage.
6.) Matching the frame is a very handy tool indeed, even handier when you can do it in one fell swoop. Push the ‘F’ key now to access it.
7.) If you need more content, you’re going to need to visit your ‘asset bin’ once in a while, get to yours by simply hitting the ‘B’ key. Now let’s take a look at all your creative footage!
8.) They say a picture can tell a thousand words, but sometimes words can save time and tell your audience exactly what you need them to know. To instantly create a brand new title, hit the ‘T’ key.
9.) You now already know how to ‘Set In’ and ‘Set Out’ with your keyboard by your side, but what if you’ve watched the clip back and realized it’s not quite what you wanted. Let’s scrap both the in and out points at the same time by giving the ‘X’ key a gentle tap.
10.) Being able to access each channel at your beck and call can be a true timesaver, “but how can I access all four channels” I hear you scream? Well fear not, tapping the keys from 1-4 give you access to each of the four channels.
I hope these few shortcuts have helped speed up your EDIUS editing just that little bit more. Feel free to Tweet me for any more tips, or write to TVBay if you’d like to ask me any questions.
For more information on keyboard shortcuts or to purchase your own EDIUS Keyboard, check us out at www.editorskeys.com
Mark B Brown. Mark is the company director of Editors Keys and the Studio Series brands, which create a range of video editing and recording products used by many of the mainstream television networks throughout the world today.

Tags: edius | keyboard shortcuts | fcp | final cut pro | premiere | avid | media composer | iss058 | N/A
Contributing Author N/A

Read this article in the tv-bay digital magazine
Article Copyright tv-bay limited. All trademarks recognised.
Reproduction of the content strictly prohibited without written consent.

Related Interviews
  • Editors Keys at ProVideo2011

    Editors Keys at ProVideo2011

  • Chyron at BVE 2012

    Chyron at BVE 2012

  • Doremi at IBC2011

    Doremi at IBC2011

  • Matrox Mojito at NAB 2014

    Matrox Mojito at NAB 2014

  • Avid at BVE North 2011

    Avid at BVE North 2011

  • Datavideo on the Holdan stand at BVE 2013

    Datavideo on the Holdan stand at BVE 2013

  • Avid at IBC 2012 Part Two

    Avid at IBC 2012 Part Two

  • Avid at IBC 2012 Part One

    Avid at IBC 2012 Part One

  • Datavideo at IBC2011

    Datavideo at IBC2011

  • Avid at IBC2011

    Avid at IBC2011

  • Nugen Audio at NAB 2014

    Nugen Audio at NAB 2014

  • Altered Images at BVE North 2011

    Altered Images at BVE North 2011

  • Brainstorm Multimedia at IBC 2015

    Brainstorm Multimedia at IBC 2015

  • Sony Camcorders at BVE 2014

    Sony Camcorders at BVE 2014

  • Brainstorm on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Brainstorm on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Aframe Cloud Video at IBC 2013

    Aframe Cloud Video at IBC 2013

  • SIS LIVE and their products ManPak and DriveForce at IBC 2013

    SIS LIVE and their products ManPak and DriveForce at IBC 2013

  • Yospace: Advert Insertion at NAB 2013

    Yospace: Advert Insertion at NAB 2013

  • AJA at BVE 2013

    AJA at BVE 2013

  • Marquis Broadcast at NAB 2012

    Marquis Broadcast at NAB 2012

  • Brainstorm at NAB 2012

    Brainstorm at NAB 2012

  • Holdan and Teradek at BVE North 2011

    Holdan and Teradek at BVE North 2011

  • IPV at IBC2011

    IPV at IBC2011


Related Shows
  • Richard Payne talks about what guests saw on day three of IBC 2013

    Richard Payne talks about what guests saw on day three of IBC 2013


Articles
Grading BBC Sounds
Simone Grattarola

The BBC has launched its new personalised music, radio and podcast app with a campaign that follows one listener’s journey from meeting Kylie Minogue in a lift to Idris Elba on a bus. 

BBC Sounds offers a single home for the BBC’s thousands of hours of audio content, including live and on-demand shows and special music mixes curated by artists.

BBC Creative, the broadcaster’s in-house creative division, took the brief to agency Riff Raff Films and Megaforce directing duo of Charles Brisgand and Raphaël Rodriguez who in turn brought on board regular collaborators Time Based Arts.

Tags: iss135 | bbc | grading | bbc sounds | davinici | resolve | blackmagic | editing | Simone Grattarola
Contributing Author Simone Grattarola Click to read or download PDF
Switching to Internet Based Distribution
Chris Clark

"An IP status check for the broadcast industry", "Resistance is futile", "IP points the way forward for the broadcast industry"...

Yes, we've read the headlines too. But rather than force you into submission, scare you, or leave you feeling like you have no other choice, we want to give you the information that helps you to make a sensible decision about Internet-based distribution.

So what’s stopping you from making the switch right now?

Tags: iss135 | ip | internet | distribution | cerberus | Chris Clark
Contributing Author Chris Clark Click to read or download PDF
Test, Measurement and Standards
Alan Wheable The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), is a non-profit trade alliance that fosters the adoption of one set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment, and professional audio/video industries.
Tags: iss135 | omnitek | aims | SNMP | hdr | ai | Alan Wheable
Contributing Author Alan Wheable Click to read or download PDF
21st Century Technology for 20th Century Content
James Hall A big challenge facing owners of legacy content is rationalising and archiving their tape and film-based media in cost effective and efficient ways, whilst also adding value. Normally the result of this is to find a low cost means of digitising the content – usually leaving them with a bunch of assets on HDD. But then what? How can content owners have their cake and eat it?
Tags: iss135 | legacy | digitising | digitizing | archive | James Hall
Contributing Author James Hall Click to read or download PDF
Future proofing post production storage
Josh Goldenhar Advancements in NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express), the storage protocol designed for flash, are revolutionising data storage. According to G2M Research, the NVMe market will grow to $60 billion by 2021, with 70 percent of all-flash arrays being based on the protocol by 2020. NVMe, acting like steroids for flash-based storage infrastructures, dynamically and dramatically accelerates data delivery.
Tags: iss135 | nvme | sas | sata | it | storage | post production | Josh Goldenhar
Contributing Author Josh Goldenhar Click to read or download PDF