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Pinnacle Liquid Edition Tutorial

Virtual Training Company is proud to introduce Pinnacle Liquid Edition, the most powerful and comprehensive DV editing solution available today. Liquid Edition provides the strong editing features that professionals demand by combining the professional expertise and esteemed broadcast heritage of the Pinnacle Liquid line with the plug and play power and ease of use of Edition. Liquid Edition delivers stellar tools for impressive real-time compositing, effects and DVD authoring. Author Myron Achtman guides users through this in-depth VTC tutorial to help get the absolute most out of Pinnacle Liquid Edition. An additional DVD disk containing video footage is available with purchase of CD. Click on the links below to get started.

Product Overview

Viewing the Tutorials
Where to Begin
Welcome to Liquid Edition
Standard versus Pro Versions
Third-Party Breakout Boxes
Additional Learning Resources
Performance Issues

System Considerations

Overview of Module
Building a Strong Foundation
Recommended Hardware Configuration
Updating Your Computer's BIOS
Updating Hardware Drivers
Avoiding Unnecessary Programs
Backing up your System Drive
Getting Microsoft Windows Updates
Examining Hard Drive Configuration
Defragmenting the System Drive

Pro Hardware Installation

Overview of Module
Uninstalling Existing AGP Display Drivers
Removing the Existing AGP Graphics Card
Inserting the Pinnacle Pro Radeon 8500 Card
Connect blackBOX to Radeon 8500
Connect a Sound Card to a Radeon 8500
Connect a DV Source to the blackBOX
Connect the blackBOX to a TV Monitor
Connect Video and Audio Decks to blackBOX
UPS (Uniterruptable Power Supply)
Installing Pinnacle ATI Radeon 8500 Drivers
Configuring Screen Display Settings

Edition Software Installation

Overview of Module
Examining the Computer's Hardware Integrity
Backing up your Computer's System Drive
Eliminating all Unnecessary Background Tasks
Creating Folders for Media and Rendered Files
Installing Pinnacle Liquid Edition
Product Registration
Service Packs and Hot Fixes

A First Look

Video and Audio Clip Storage
Starting Edition the First Time
Toggle Between Edition and Windows Desktop
Creating a New Project
Identifying the Build Number for Pinnacle
Saving and Backing up your Projects
Saving Project Templates
Edition's Context-Sensitive Menus
Switching to Different Interface Views
Configuring Dual Monitors

Edition's Control Panel

Overview of Module
USER Settings
CG Titler
Logging/Batch Digitize
Audio Settings
Image Import
Keyboard Properties
Saving New Property Sets
SITE Settings
Plug-In Settings
FX Editors
Media Management Settings
Player Settings
System Settings

Capturing and Logging Video

Overview of Module
Renaming a Sequence/Creating New Racks
Open-ended or Live Video Capture
Logging Clip Segments
Capturing Logged Clips
Examining the Captured Clips
Logging Simultaneous Capture Using Subclips
Examining the Subclips
Timestamp Scene Detection/Principles
Timestamp Scene Detection/Application
Timestamp Scene Detection/Master Clips
Timestamp Scene Detection/Inside Handles
Video Navigation Using the Clip Viewer
Captured Clips Relating to Physical Media Pt. 1
Captured Clips Relating to Physical Media Pt. 2
Managing Clips and Media Files with Edition
Redigitizing Clips
Scene Detection Based on Video Content
Storyboarding a Rough Cut

Editing Basics

Overview of Module
Starting a New Project
Importing Clips
Customizing the Tool Palette
Activating Source Track Mapping
Renaming Tracks in the Timeline
Adding Clips to the Timeline
Editing Video Clips in the Source Viewer
From Source Viewer to Timeline
Moving Clips in the Timeline
Overwrite and Film Style Editing Modes
Clip Navigation and Using the Position Bar
Additional Navigation Techniques
Navigation Using Keyboard Shortcuts
The Edit Tool
Source Track Mapping
Storyboard Editing with the Project Window
From Storyboard to Timeline
Adding Transitions between Clips
Understanding Single-Track Editing
Editing Clips with Leeway
Direct Clip Editing in the Timeline

Understanding Audio

Overview of Module
The Characteristics of Stereo Audio Files
Configuring Default Audio Settings
Importing Audio Clips
Renaming Timeline Tracks
Resizing Timeline Tracks
Stereo Terminology
Working with Audio in the Timeline
Disbanding Stereo Audio Clips
Configuring Track Displays
Analog and Digital Audio Scrubbing
Audio Scrubbing/Keyboard and Wheel Mouse
Unlinking Clips in the Timeline
Converting Stereo Clips to Mono
Audio Routing Pt. 1
Audio Routing Pt. 2

Real World Editing

Overview of Module
Customizing the Interface
Keyboard Layout and Timeline Tracks
Saving a New Template
Importing Video and Audio Clips
How to Edit Logically
Track Mapping
Assembling a "Rough" Edit
Fine-Tuning Edits with the Trim Editor
Working with Audio Clips in the Source Viewer
Inserting Audio Clips Into the Timeline
Adding Clip Markers
Adding Timeline Markers
Synchronizing Clip and Timeline Markers Pt. 1
Synchronizing Clip and Timeline Markers Pt. 2
Creating a Freeze Frame
Incorporating Titles Using Title Deko Pt. 1
Incorporating Titles Using Title Deko Pt. 2
Adjusting Audio Levels with the Audio Editor
Tweaking Edits using Slip Tool

Special Effects

Overview of Module
Configuring Edition Pro for Video Output
Selecting a Monitor for Realtime NTSC Output
3-Point Editing to Replace an Existing Clip
3-Point Editing to Fill a Gap
Classifications of Special Effects
Luminance Keying [Classic Filter]
Refreshing to Update Slice Status
Chroma Keying [Classic Filter] Pt. 1
Chroma Keying [Classic Filter] Pt. 2
Managing Clip Effects
Chroma Keying [Realtime Filter] Pt. 1
Chroma Keying [Realtime Filter] Pt. 2
Blue Screen Keying
Accessing Filters in the Timeline
When to Apply Rendering to Yellow Slices
Applying 2-D Effects [Realtime Filter] Pt. 1
Applying 2-D Effects [Realtime Filter] Pt. 2
Color Correction
Copying and Pasting effects
Applying Additional Attributes to 2D Effects
Applying 3-D Effects [Realtime Filter] Pt. 1
Applying 3-D Effects [Realtime Filter] Pt. 2
Rendering the Finished Sequence
Using Transitions in Pinnacle Edition Pt. 1
Using Transitions in Pinnacle Edition Pt. 2
Editing Realtime Transitions
Defining Transition Playback in the Timeline
Gradient Wipes with Alpha Magic
Working with Hollywood Effects Pt. 1
Working with Hollywood Effects Pt. 2

Integrated DVD Authoring

Overview of Module
Downloading DVD Updates and Hot Fixes
Establishing an Editing Philosophy
Combining Sequences and Projects
Opening Containers
Reserve Space for the DVD Menu in the Timeline
Menu Creation - Background Elements
Menu Creation - Buttons
Aligning DVD Menu Buttons
Linking Menu Buttons to the Timeline
Changing the Picon in a Thumbnail Button
Simulation - Previewing the DVD
Controlling DVD Program Flow
Controlling Button Navigation
Motion Buttons
Motion Backgrounds
MPEG Quality and Audio Parameters Pt.1
MPEG Quality and Audio Parameters Pt.2
Correcting Invalid Parameters
Additional Output Options
Burning the DVD
Outputting the Program to Videotape


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