Sony DNE 2000: Getting Up to Speed
Sony DNE 2000: Getting Up to Speed
: Sony DV Tutorials
: Mike Harper
: Sony DNE 2000: Getting Up to Speed
|A CreativeCOW Sony DNE 2000Tutorial
Getting fast on the DNE 2000, like most NLEs, involves knowing the toolset, then practice using them on a daily basis.
You can increase your editing speed on the DNE 2000, if you know the major set of the tools and how to use them. In this tutorial, Mike Harper demonstrates some shortcuts and tips.
|Use the keyboard short cuts as much as possible rather then the mouse!
Reason: Since ALL of the scrubbing functionality is assigned to the jog wheel, you may have to go between the mouse, jog wheel and the keyboard. This can be awkward, since you have 3 devices and only 2 hands! To get around this potential problem, assign as much functionality to the keyboard you can, then use the keyboard and the jog wheel almost exclusively.
Of course, there are functions that you must us the mouse for, and there are some good short cuts for that style of editing as well.
THE KEYBOARD MAPPER:
With the keyboard mapper, you can assign most of the common editing and timeline functions in a way that suits your own taste. In this example, I assigned all such features that I utilize in other NLE systems . You can use this as a guide or better yet, start from scratch and make your own. This will force you to learn all of the functions that are available for mapping.
To map the keyboard do the following:
- Go to the set up menu.
- Select the keyboard tab. (Fig1)
- Choose a key you want to map
- In the functions menu select a function.
- Click apply. That function is now assigned to that key.
Notice that you can assign more then one key for a function. You can now export the keyboard map setup file to your desktop or floppy to use on your shift. And remember, be sure to reset the keyboard for the next editor!
Here are just some of the functions that I have found to be very valuable in developing speed using the keyboard mapper:
YOU WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO MAP THE FOLLOWING :
- Undo and redo functions.
- The download functions.
- Insert and overwrite modes
- There are several efficient drag and drop features on the DNE 2000. When selecting a event, hold down the shift key. This allows you to override the Snap feature and move events freely.
- When dragging a event to the timeline, hold down the control key to activate the track that you want to lay the event on. (This is faster then having to constantly turn tracks on and off.)
In this example (figure 2), notice how video and audio are turned on, but the edit is only being performed on the audio tracks.
- Double clicking on a event recalls an event to the source viewer. (All modifier info is recalled with it.)
- By right clicking on an event you can see the in and out stamps and other important info.
- Finally, you can marquee select more then one event for trim or other operations.
LOG WINDOW FUNCTIONS:
Using the log window can be a great time saver during crunch time. Let's say you are cutting material from a server feed. After you assign the material in the candidate list, try this:
- Open the log window- hint:( very good to have a hot key for this).
- Go to the clip tab this is where you will organize your shots. Clips can be rearrange in the clip window, renamed and deleted. There are several buttons. They are : change scene name (this allows you to change the name of a clip). Next to the name button, are the direct entry button, a delete button and the logging button.
- Click on the logging button. This will log your clips as you hit the add key on the jog wheel controller or the record function that you mapped in the keyboard mapper. See figure 3.
- Now click on the direct entry button. This will place the clips on the timeline in the order that you clicked on them. ( figure 3a)
THE TRIM WINDOW:
The trim window has some very powerful tools in it: here's an explanation and a few tips:
- TRIM IN: Trims the in point: notice the different results when in insert vs. overwrite you can change modes and you can pick different clips while the trim window is open.
- TRIM OUT: Same behavior as trim in but trims the out point.
- SLIDE IN: This is often called rolling the cut point in other systems. You are effecting the in and out point at the same time. Think of it as changing the cut point of a edit.
- SLIDE OUT: Same behavior as slide in, but on the out point. Notice that both slide in and out are overwrite functions only.
- SLIP SOURCE: This is a very powerful tool that I would recommend assigning a hot key for. This tool changes the in and out, but doesn't change the duration. You would use this to change the content of a shot, and not effect the timing of a shot.
- SLIP REORDER: This is just like moving a shot up and down the timeline and over writing the surrounding shots. This is always an overwrite function.
The DNE 2000 has several innovative tools in its download module. First, you can edit on the timeline, while you are downloading. To do this:
- Open your server and create a batch download.
- Open the download module and begin downloading
- On the right, hit the add to background tab. (Figure 4)
This places the downloading process to the background and allows you to edit on the timeline from any of your other sources!
Note: You can't perform a linear type of edit. Click the download button again to return to the download module.
Authors Note: Remember fast editing is dependent on developing quick reflexes. The DNE 2000 is designed with this in mind. If you take time to learn all of these features, you will find it rewarding!
Please visit our forums and view other articles at CreativeCOW.net if you found this page from a direct link.
|Related Articles / Tutorials:|
Sony WV-DR7: Doug Graham Takes a Look
Japanese electronics manufacturers have a long history of putting the US market in last place when it comes to introducing new technology. Many products are available in the Japanese or the European markets before US consumers can get them. Some products never make it to our shores at all.The Sony line of dual-well DV/VHS VCRs is one example of this phenomenon. In this article, Doug Graham takes a look at the the Sony WV-DR7.
|Recent Articles / Tutorials:|
Art of the Edit
TV Workflow Supervisor Kylee PeÃ±a: The Benefits of Pressure
TV workflow supervisor Kylee PeÃ±a (Jane the Virgin, Colony) visits Adobe's "Make It" talk show to chat with host Jason Levine about the evolution of motion picture workflows, from the days of film and tape to our modern digital world of crazy-high shooting ratios and constantly evolving technology. She also expounds on the upside to creative constraints and tight deadlines. And donâ€™t miss the lightning round!!!
Feature, People / Interview
Grading The LEGO Batman Movie: Animal Logic and FilmLight
Following successful collaborations on The Matrix, Legends of the Guardians, and Happy Feet, Sydney's Animal Logic worked with Warner Bros on The LEGO Movie from pitch to proof of concept to post. Animal Logic has gone even further on the latest LEGO animated feature, The LEGO Batman Movie, where they were embedded with the production for over a year. The range of their work pushed every aspect of the Baselight system for editorial, VFX, and HDR not just for post, but for the entire production process.
An Editor's Epic Journey, by Katie Toomey
What do you do when your company folds and there's no local work? Whatever you have to. For Katie Toomey, that meant emptying her savings and heading 2000 miles west to Los Angeles, with no job in hand. The only options were make it or break it. The journey itself was difficult, but the hardest part may have been the only thing that made it all possible: asking for help. This is a truly inspiring story with tons of real-world examples of how to accomplish what feels impossible at the time.
Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era
Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media gives an introductory overview to the rebirth of the Fairlight digital audio workstation (DAW) that is now part of Blackmagic Designâ€™s powerful DaVinci Resolve post-production system. Is this finally the solution to break away from the Pro Tools stronghold?
Review, Editorial, Feature
Bob Zelin's NAB Show, Take 2017
Longtime broadcast engineer, facilities designer, and workflow consultant Bob Zelin has been attending the NAB Show for years, and his legendary write-ups have gone to unparalleled lengths to bring you hidden gems from every corner of the floor. Bob is taking a slightly different approach this time, as he views the specifics through the lens of trends that have been emerging for quite some time, now bearing fruit in 2017. Sit back and enjoy another real-world, hype-free, anything-but-objective ride through the industry's biggest week of the year.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: Behind the Scenes with RED
Anticipation for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was already heated up when director James Gunn announced that it was to be the first feature film captured with the RED WEAPON camera using an 8K RED DRAGON VV sensor. In this marvelous behind the scenes featurette courtesy RED Digital Cinema, James discusses the decision to use the RED WEAPON, and how it played out with director of photography Henry Braham, BSC. Both of them found the combination of the massive sensor and small form factor incredibly compelling, providing them the technology to capture the epic scale of the action, in a package small enough to allow them to get exceptionally close to the scenes of genuine intimacy that are this series' secret weapon. (See what we did there?)
Art of the Edit
The Science of Editing: Look Closer -- The Mind of a Film
When you ask an editor what they DO in the edit suite, the answer is often something like, "Well, it's intuitive." To become better editors, though, we need to be more specific. Editor, author, and professor Dr. Karen Pearlman breaks down the process into five specific steps that editors must take in order to turn a mass of material into something coherent. You can learn to hone the specific skills of observation and self-awareness that distinguish editors from other observers, and make unexpected connections that move stories in compelling new directions. Sven Pape of "This Guy Edits" presents his conversation with Karen in the form of a powerful video essay that you will find illuminating and inspiring, and will be able to start using right away.
Tutorial, Feature, People / Interview
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects April 2017 New Features
The April 2017 release of Adobe After Effects (version 14.2) is packed with new features, and Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio is here to show you the latest and greatest. Highlights include the Essential Graphics panel and Motion Graphics templates (with Adobe Premiere Pro integration), the addition of Lumetri Scopes and Color Correction effects, new effects organization, the Camera Shake Deblur filter and more.
The Evolution of Immersive Media
Immersive media is not new. Emerging technologies, such as VR and AR as we currently know them, are simply part of an evolutionary path making media more immersive. Many commentators and industry professionals became cynical after the short life-cycle of Stereoscopic 3D, and are hesitant to embrace VR, calling it another fad. International award-winning engineer, editor, colorist, VFX artist, stereoscopic 3D artist, and Head of Operations at Auckland's Department of Post, Katie Hinsen sees it differently. These technologies are simply steps within a much wider ecosystem, says Katie, where it's the combination of failures and successes that lead us towards what immersive media is to become.