DVC EDIUS Tutorial

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My EDIUS tutorial disc covers all aspects of editing and using Grass Valley EDIUS and the Grass Valley Mync. The following is a list of the different sections of the tutorial. If you want to see a complete list of all of the chapters please click here.

This disc starts with a section that goes through a complete edit from start to finish, and then has other sections looking at specific parts of the program. The entire tutorial lasts 29 hours and 40 minutes.

Section 1: The introduction and a complete edit – 2 hrs 51 minutes

A complete edit
This section is a complete course in editing in EDIUS.  It covers importing footage, editing, trimming, adjusting sound levels and make a final Blu-ray or DVD disc, and a file for YouTube. This is the best place to start your EDIUS training.
This entire section has been remade with the EDIUS 9 interface.

A tour of EDIUS – 38 minutes
If you have worked through the complete edit you should now know the basics of EDIUS.  In this section we will take you through the different windows in EDIUS, what they are all for and different parts to keep an eye on, like the “hints on the bar”.
This entire section has been remade with the EDIUS 9 interface.

Starting EDIUS for the first time – 11 mins
If you have bought a DVC system it will all be installed and configured for you.  If not you will have to do some basic setting up before you can start editing.  In this section we explain all the basics of setting up EDIUS for the first time, and talk about loading our own DVC user presets and profiles which will have been included with this tutorial.
This entire section has been remade with the EDIUS 9 interface.

Information- 21 mins
This section contains general information about EDIUS for reference only.  It does not “train” you in any specifics.
This entire section has been remade with the EDIUS 9 interface.

Section 2: Editing – 6 hours 22 minutes

This section has been completely remade using EDIUS 9 and includes lots of information that was not included in our EDIUS 7 tutorial. This section deals with everything to do with editing the picture.  We start with organising clips in the bin, and talk about sequences and subclips, then look at all the ways of adding them to the timeline, and trimming.

We then have sections on specific types of editing such as editing multi-camera and stereoscopic projects.

Finally we have a section which is a round-up of other editing features such as proxy mode, field editing, restoring missing clips and many other options.

This entire section has been remade with the EDIUS 9 interface.

Section 3: Audio Editing – 1 hour 47 minutes

Ways of mixing, editing and generally getting the best out of your sound. This also includes details on how to deal with surround sound and multi-track audio and a way of making a “template” project with the timeline set out in the way you prefer. This section is using chapters made for our EDIUS 7 tutorial, although all the information is still relevant.

Section 4: Effects – 6 hours 37 minutes

In this section we look at everything to do with effects. There are two sections which cover the basics of effects and how to keyframe effects. Then there are other sections which explain different topics such as grading, titles, transitions, changing the speed, the image stabilizer, the mask filter and keying. We also have a section which cover the EDIUS’ layouter in depth.

A large part of this section used chapters made with the EDIUS 7 interface.  All the sections covering the new effects added to EDIUS 8, such as grading with the primary colour corrector, motion tracking and optical slow motion are made with the EDIUS 8/9 interface and the entire section on the basics of how effects are used has been made using the EDIUS8/9 interface.  Sections of effects which have not changed between the EDIUS 7 and 8 will be updated to the EDIUS 8/9 interface but the information will be the same.  This also includes a section on using New Blue Titler Pro 5, which you can get free with EDIUS 9.

Section 5: Importing -2 hours 30 minutes

EDIUS’ slogan is “EDIT ANYTHING” and it can pretty much take any kind of footage. Some footage is best imported in specific way using the source browser. There is also a new program called the Mync for cataloguing footage. This is different to the source browser which is part of EDIUS itself. This is a new program which is installed with EDIUS 8/9.
The parts of this section which cover capturing from tape and MYNC have been remade with the EDIUS 9 interface.

Section 6: Exporting clips – 3 hours 15 minutes

There are many ways of exporting clips from EDIUS using the print to file option. Here we look at all the different formats you can export, how to make MP4 files and files for Blu-ray and DVD, and the options for batch encoding. We cover topics like how to get he best quality when resizing and how to convert interlace footage to progressive.

We also have a section that covers exporting back to DV or HDV tape, and exporting a project to another program like DaVinci Resolve using an AAF.

This entire section has been remade with the EDIUS 9 interface.

Section 7: Burn to Disc – 2 hours 3 minutes

EDIUS can make DVD and Blu-ray discs off the timeline with this option. Discs are simple with a main menu and a sub-menu with chapters you specify. Menus are made using templates which can be thoroughly customised. You can do a lot with EDIUS’ burn to disc if you know how. In the complete edit section at the start of the tutorial we cover enough for you to make simple discs with menus and without. Here we look at everything is a lot more depth, covering many different options such as customising menus, encoding settings and every aspect of the burn to disc part of EDIUS.

This section is using chapters made for our EDIUS 7 tutorial, although all the information is still relevant.

Section 8: Settings – 2 hours 17 minutes

EDIUS has a large variety of settings. Some are specific to the computer being used, some are specific to the user and some are specific to a project or even an individual sequence. Here we look at all these different settings and also how to set up EDIUS with a variety of different hardware. This includes how to set up your own project settings, making project templates and how to use additional hardware from Blackmagic and Grass Valley.
This section mostly uses chapters made for our EDIUS 7 tutorial, although all the information is still relevant.

Section 9: How to.. 43 minutes

In this section we have some videos which cover commonly asked questions and problems. Some of them cover the subject completely, some will just point you to the correct place on the tutorial for the information you need.. The topics covered are:

Restore offline clips
You open a project and some clips are missing. How can you restore them and what kind of problems might you have?

Capture from tape
It is very easy to capture from tape with EDIUS and is explained in our importing section but people still seem to miss the fact that the tutorial is there

I can’t hear sound
A common problem with people using an I/o device like a Blackmagic card, you can see the picture but not hear the sound. There is a simple solution..

Image pan
How to take a simple image and pan around it, and then copy the same movement to other images..

How to make a file for YouTube
The best way to do this is to make an MP4 file using EDIUS H.264 encoder..

My picture does not fit!
Your video image does not fit in your program window or even more bizarre, the source window does not show the entire image. It’s all down to settings in the layouter.

What is the best project setting – part 1
A really common question – what project setting should I choose at the start of a project. It does depend on what you are trying to make, of course, so there is no “right” answer but we aim to help you choose correctly.

What is the best project setting – part 2 – using 1080 50P footage
The most common question regarding settings is what to do if you are filming in 1080 50P. Here we explain the different options. If working in NTSC you will be doing the same thing, but using 60P.

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