Edius Neo 2: Using the Quick Tilter Software
EDIUS Neo 2 is entry-level non-linear editing software for PC platforms by means of the USB interface or an SDHD card reader. EDIUS Neo 2 is capable of real time, multi-track mixed format SD and HD editing, chroma keying, titling and Blu-ray authoring. All the steps, from transferring video footage from your camera to EDIUS Neo 2, converting files, editing the footage up to saving and writing via Blu-Ray, will be covered here.
The minimum PC system requirements for Windows should either be:
- Home Premium/Basic, XP Pro/Home (Service Pack 2 or later), Vista Ultimate, Enterprise or Business
- Intel Core 2 Duo Processors with at least 3.0GHZ memory and at least 512 MB RAM and 300MB free disk space
- DVD ROM drives for software installation and Blu-Ray Disc for burning
- A great graphics card with 256 graphics memory
Remember that when editing large files, PC system requirement is high since you will be using a lot of memory, and editing will largely depend on the power of your machine.
Step 1: Transferring Footage to Your PC
You can transfer footage directly from you camera to your PC via USB cable. Simply connect the USB cable provided with your camera to the USB hub of your computer, then copy and paste the folder containing the file. When transferring footage from your SDHD card, take out the SDHD card from your camera and insert the card to your PC’s card slot. You will find the SDHD card usually on “My Computer” folder; again simply copy and paste the folder containing the footage.
Step 2: Converting AVCHD Files to .mxf Files
On the installation disc under tools, you will find the AVHD converter. Open the AVCHD converter and set your desired output format, click to “Save into EDIUS Project Folder when EDIUS is running” and click “ok”. Simply drag and drop clips or footages you want to transcode and watch until the progress bar reaches 100%. All your transcoded files will be placed in the bin.
Step 3: Editing
Edit your files/footages. Add titles, background music, sound effects and subtitles.
Step 4: Print, Save and Share
EDIUS Neo 2 gives you options to save your project in different formats to various media. You can show off your handy work in your iPod or iPhone, upload your video to YouTube or simply burn it on a CD. Simply click on “File”, “Print”, “Print to file”. The “Select Explorer plug-in Windows” Opens and select your desired output, then save in your PC in different formats for easy sharing. You can also burn your file to a CD; simply click “Print” then “Burn to Disc”.
Step 5: Back Up
Always save and back up files. You’ll never know when something might go wrong; saving files in external hard drives and such will make it easier for you to share and transfer your files when something goes wrong with your PC.