Learning Intro Editing with EDIUS Neo 2

Edius Neo 2 is a video editing software solution that is built upon the real-time mixed format editing technology. It is an ideal partner to the video editor, who is still new to the business. The following takes a look at a few basic aspects of editing and setting up your space using Edius Neo 2.

Step 1: Application Settings

You will click "Settings" on the menu bar, and then click "Application Settings". You should now be able to see the "Application Settings" dialog box. You will now click the "Application Settings" tree, and then click an item to set. Next, click the "Customize" tree to set each item in the "Customize" menu.

Proceed to set each item and click the “OK” button. Click “Apply” to continue to other settings. You will now see the "Application Settings" Dialog Box. The dialog box features a collapsible tree in the left pane that you can use to customize editing options for timeline, rendering, duration and playback. You will move to each option in the tree and customize the options according to your project/personal preferences. Once this is achieved, it is time to move onto hardware settings.

Step 2: Hardware Settings

To get started with hardware settings, click “Settings" on the menu bar, and then click "Hardware Settings". You will see the "Hardware Settings" dialog box. The dialog box features a collapsible tree in the left pane that you can use to customize editing options for DirectShow Device Settings, Generic HDV Settings and Generic OHCI Settings. Each of these branches of the tree is divided into sub branches that need to be tweaked individually and customized to you editing preferences. You will move to each concerned branch and customize it one by one to be in sync with your editing requirements.

Step 3: Plug-in Settings

You will configure the plug-in settings by following the precedent set in Steps 1 and 2.

Step 4: Customize Placement

You can customize the placement of various elements and the size of the operational screen in Edius Neo 2. You will click "View" on the menu bar and select "Layout". Following this, select "Save Current Layout" and click "New". You can save 10 different layouts by following this schema. Additionally, you can combine the bin window with any of the existing palettes. To do this, simply drag the palette tab on the tab of bin window. The bin window and palette will be combined, and a tab will be added.

Step 5: Customize Screen

You can customize your screen to add, delete or change the order of the operation buttons as displayed on the screen. You will click "Settings" on the menu bar, and then click "Application Settings". Next, click the "Customize" tree and click "Button" and select an area to customize from the list. You will now customize the button space according to your preferences. You may also delete and reposition the buttons as you deem fit.