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  • 1. Smoke IVAdvanced Editing
  • 2. SmokeIVSmoke 2012 Show Reel
  • 3. Let’s Get Started Load your 420lesson project Load up your Wildlifesequence Switch to theTimeline view ifnecessary Change the view toSource - Sequence
  • 4. Getting Around YourSequence Sequence positioner You can drag the playhead back and forth tosee different parts ofyour sequence Click on the timecodebelow to snap the playhead to that spot in thesequence.
  • 5. Getting Around YourSequence Try it out Click on the play headand drag back andforth to see differentparts of yoursequence Click on the timecodebelow to snap the playhead to that position.
  • 6. Getting Around YourSequence Type it in If you know you needto go to a particulartimecode you can typeit in Use the Add and Subto move the play headforward or backwardby whatever numberyou enter.
  • 7. Getting Around YourSequence Try it out Check the currenttimecode of your playhead position Click on the number tobring up the calculator Add three seconds tothe current time andpress Enter In this case10 00 10 00or 10 00 10.
  • 8. Getting Around YourSequence Try it out Use the Add button Click on the timecodewindow again to bring upthe calculator Type 3 0 0 and press Add Play head moves forward3 seconds Type 2 . and press Sub Play head moves back 2seconds
  • 9. Getting Around YourSequence Zooming in and outon your sequence Command + and – Command & Option,then drag the mouse Shift Z to fit the wholesequence
  • 10. Getting Around YourSequence Looking up and down Use the scroll bar on thefar right to look at upperand lower tracks Changing track size Click on the scroll barand drag left and right tovertically zoom on yoursequence changing theheight of your tracks
  • 11. Getting Around YourSequence Try it out Try the Command +and Command – tozoom in and out Shift Z to fit thesequence or use thelayout combo box Click and drag left andright on the verticalscroll bar
  • 12. Getting Around YourSequence Change the track size Click on the bottompart of the track anddrag Clip metadata Press the / key thenclick on a clip to showinformation about thatclip
  • 13. Getting Around YourSequence Try it out Click on the bottomedge of a track anddrag to change theheight of that track Shift Z if you want torestore it Hold down the / key,then click on a clip tosee clip information Move your cursor toother clips while stillholding the / down
  • 14. The Patch Panel Represents sourcetracks anddestination tracks Green tabs on the leftare source tracks Dark gray tabs on theright are destinationtracks
  • 15. The Patch Panel Add some tracks Control click on theempty space abovethe video track andselect New > Videotrack Control click on theempty space belowthe audio tracks andselect New > MonoAudio Track
  • 16. Patching Video Tracks Couple of ways First, select a videoclip in the MediaBrowser Click on the P in thepatch panel Drag the focus point(horizontal bar) up anddown on the play head
  • 17. The Patch Panel Try it out Select a video clip inthe Media Browseryou haven’t used yetand set a duration of2-3 seconds Move the play headwhere you would likethis new clip Change the patchpanel to your newvideo track
  • 18. The Patch Panel Try it out Perform an insert oroverwrite edit at thislocation on your newtrack Play your newarrangement Pause, then try the upand down arrows andnotice where the playhead now snaps to
  • 19. Patching Audio Tracks This is a little strange First, select the audio clipyou wish to edit in theMedia Browser Mono sources can onlybe edited to mono tracksin the sequence Stereo sources can onlybe edited to stereo trackson the sequence Then select the track youwish to edit to, click anddrag right to select thattrack
  • 20. The Patch Panel Try it out In the Voiceoversfolders select the VO022509-2 (should bethe 1st one) In the patch panel putyour cursor on themono patch and dragright to select thistrack
  • 21. The Patch Panel 3-point Edit the VO In the timeline movethe play head to thebeginning of thesequence and press I Move the play head tothe end of yoursequence and press O Select the insert oroverwrite edit to dropthe VO to yoursequence
  • 22. Fix the Mix Change the viewfrom Source-Sequence to Player In the Options pop-up menu selectShow Audio Desk
  • 23. Fix the Mix Play your sequenceand adjust channels1 & 2 lower so thenarration can beheard Change the pansetting on top ofchannel 3 to hearthe narration onboth tracks
  • 24. Patch Panel Controls Select / Deselect atrack Click on the source ordestination side of atrack to allow a source togo to the selected track Click again to separatethe source – destination,which will prevent thesource from being editedto that track
  • 25. Patch Panel Controls Track Visibility On/Off No slash = track canbe seen or heard Slash = track isturned off Click to turn on/offtrack visibility
  • 26. Try it out Select a clip in theMedia Library,select the top videochannel, butdisconnect thepatch If you try to make anedit, you will not beable to until youpatch the track again
  • 27. Try it out Move the play headover the new clip inthe top video track Click on the eye toturn off trackvisibility This track is nowinvisible You can now seebelow this track
  • 28. Patch Panel Controls Track locks When locked, itprevents anymodifications to thattrack No moving,trimming, editing
  • 29. Patch Panel Controls Syncing tracks When two or moretracks are synced, ifyou insert a clip in onetrack, a correspondinggap will also appear oneach synced track This keeps the timingconsistent on alltracks
  • 30. Try it out Turn the visibility onfor both video tracks Make sure the topvideo track is patched Turn the sync on forboth tracks Select poets from theMedia Browser andset a duration of 3seconds
  • 31. Try it out Use the up/downarrow to cue the playhead to the end of thefirst clip on the topvideo track Select the Insert editand watch whathappens Press Command Z toundo
  • 32. Patch Panel Controls P icon Highlighted P iconindicates the selectedvideo track For audio, only thegreen source icon willindicated the selectedaudio track
  • 33. Forcing a Patch Forcing mismatchedsources into tracks Stereo source into amono track Mono source into astereo track Patching won’t work,but you can drag anddrop the source intothe desired track &force it into place
  • 34. Moving Clips Around inthe Timeline How clips behavewhen you move clipsaround in thetimeline depends onthese three buttons Select/Slip/Slide button Ripple Snap
  • 35. Moving Clips Around inthe Timeline Select tool Great tool to move aclip from one place inthe timeline to another Like the arrow tool inFCPX
  • 36. Moving Clips Around inthe Timeline Ripple on When you move a clipto a new location youwill perform an Insertedit at the new location The gap where the clipused to be will beclosed Duration of yoursequence will notchange
  • 37. Moving Clips Around inthe Timeline Ripple off When you move a clip toa new location you willperform an Overwriteedit at the new location The gap where the clipused to be will remain Duration of yoursequence may changedepending where the clipis placed (say at the endof the sequence)
  • 38. Try it out Make sure you have theSelect tool selected Turn off Ripple Turn on Snap (ifnecessary Select a clip in thesequence and drag to anew location Notice the red indication(overwrite) Notice how the clip wantsto snap to an edit point
  • 39. Try it out Command Z to undothe last edit Turn Ripple back on Drag the clip again to anew location Notice the yellowindication (insert) Notice the sequenceripples to close the gapwhere the clip was Sequence ripples again tomake room where yourelease the clip
  • 40. Splicing Clip Splicing For FCPX users, this isthe same as the bladetool How’s it done? No menu or tool (?) Shortcut: Control V Kind of looks likethis is what it does
  • 41. Try it out Move the play headto a point in a clipon the timeline Press Control V The clip is cut at theplay head position
  • 42. Try it out Command Z to undothe splice Now press ShiftControl V and noticewhat happens All the tracks at theplay head position arespiced at the play headposition Command Z to undo
  • 43. Ripple Delete With Ripple turnedon Select the clip andpress the Delete key With Ripple turnedoff Select the clip andpress Shift & Delete
  • 44. Try it out Make sure Ripple ison Select a clip andpress Delete Undo the delete Turn off Ripple Select the clip againand press Shift &Delete Undo the delete again
  • 45. Lift Edit With Ripple turnedon Select the clip Control click andselect Lift With Ripple turnedoff Select the clip andpress Delete
  • 46. Try it out Make sure Ripple ison Select a clip andcontrol click, thenselect Lift Undo the delete Turn off Ripple Select the clip againand Delete Undo the delete again
  • 47. Trimming a Clip How you trim depends onwhether Ripple is turned on oroff Turned on Cursor = yellow Sequence expands to makeroom for added content Closes the gap if content isremoved Turned off Cursor = red Clip will overwrite on adjacentclip if content is added Gap left behind if content isremoved
  • 48. Try it out Make sure Ripple is on Make sure the Select toolis selected Move your cursor to theIn point Notice the yellow icon =ripple trim Drag left to add content Drag right removecontent Notice how the sequenceadjusts to each trimadjustment
  • 49. Try it out Make sure Ripple is off Make sure the Select toolis selected Move your cursor to theIn point Notice the red icon =overwrite trim Drag left to overwriteprevious clip Drag right to shorten clip Notice now that a gap isleft behind
  • 50. Rolling an Edit Moves the edit pointbetween two clips Duration of thesequence does notchange With Ripple turned off Great tool foraligning edits to amusic beat or sfx
  • 51. Try it out Make sure Ripple is off Make sure the Selecttool is selected Put your cursor on anedit point Cursor should show left& right arrows Drag left to move theedit sooner Drag right to move theedit later
  • 52. Trim & Roll MultipleTracks Move the play headto the middle of avideo clip Press Shift ControlV to splice the clip Command and clickon the audio tracksyou would like toroll with the videotrack
  • 53. Trim & Roll MultipleTracks Place your cursorback on the videotrack and drag leftand right Notice now that theselected audio trackwill also roll with thevideo
  • 54. Slipping a Clip Changes the contentyou see or hear in aclip without movingor changing theduration of the clip Shortcut: S
  • 55. Try It Out Move the play headon a clip Press S to select theSlip tool Drag left and right tochange the contentof the clip Dragging left = latercontent Dragging right = earliercontent
  • 56. Slip on the Fly Press A to selectthe Selection tool Slip on the fly Put the play head ona different clip andselect it Press S Use the  and keys to nudge slipthe clip left and right
  • 57. Sliding a Clip Moves the clip in thesequence left orright, overwriting oneside of the edit whileextending the Inpoint of the other clip Duration of the clipor sequence doesnot change Shortcut: D
  • 58. Try It Out Press D to selectthe Slide tool Put the cursor overa clip and drag leftand right
  • 59. Slide on the Fly Press A to selectthe Selection tool Slide on the fly Put the play head ona different clip andselect it Press D Use the  and keys to nudge slidethe clip left and right
  • 60. Dissolves & Wipes Make sure no clipsare selected Move the play headto an edit point Menu bar above thesequence will showthe outgoing andincoming clip withtransition buttonenabled
  • 61. Dissolves & Wipes Click the transitionbutton Dissolve, Wipe, Axis Default duration is 10frames
  • 62. Try It Out Click in a dark grayarea to deselect anyclips Press the up ordown arrow tonavigate to an editpoint Click on thetransition buttonand select Dissolve
  • 63. Dissolves Parameters Editor Close-up look at the dissolve with several tools totweak the effect Centered, up to, from cut Changes when the dissolve occurs In the middle, before the cut or after the cut
  • 64. Dissolves Parameters Duration In hours:minutes:seconds:frames Progressive, Interlaced How it’s scanned Additive, Non-additive, Inv Non-additive Blend mode
  • 65. Dissolves Parameters Mix Sets how much of the transition occurs at the playhead point To/From Colour Allows you to fade to and out of a color during thetransition
  • 66. Try It Out Change the duration to 1second Change the blend modeto Non-Add Press the key to renderthe effect Check out your newdissolve
  • 67. Wipes Make sure no clips ortransitions areselected Unless you want tochange your dissolveto a wipe Move the play headto an edit point Click on theTransition button
  • 68. Wipes Lots of patterns tochoose from Click on the Patternsbutton to select View as names or asthumbs
  • 69. Try It Out Click off the timelineto deselecteverything Use the up and downarrows to move theplay head to a newedit point Click on thetransition button andselect Wipe Change the durationto 1 second
  • 70. Try It Out Click on the patternbutton The pattern dialoguebox comes up Not very revealingwhat kinds of wipesare available yet
  • 71. Try It Out In the upper leftcorner click on theTitles box andchange to Proxies Select a wipe pattern Adjust the wipeparameters to suityour taste
  • 72. Try It Out Click off the timelineto deselecteverything Move the play headto a new edit point Click the Transitionbutton and selectWipe Click on the Patternbutton and select acircle wipe
  • 73. Try It Out Click on the EnterEditor button Click on the bezierpoints to modify theshape of the circlewipe Press Exit whendone.
  • 74. Smoke IVAdvanced Editing