Using the Post-Production Console Menu

VodBurner has a powerful Post-Production Console where you can edit the Skype video conversations that you have recorded with VodBurner.

The Post-Production Console is comprised of three sections:

  1. Menu Control (indicated by the grey rectangle)
  2. Transitions Control (indicated by the pink rectangle)
  3. Playback Control (indicated by the blue rectangle)
Post-Production Console - main areas of the console

Post-Production Console - main areas of the console

In this article, we are focusing on the Post-Production Console Menu (the area in the grey rectangle).

The Post-Production Console Menu is centered around two top-level tabs: Compose & Finish (as shown in detail below):

COMPOSE TAB

Close up of the menu in the Post-Production Console

Close up of the Compose Tab Menu in the Post-Production Console

The Compose Tab contains the following buttons:

Zoom – Zoom in on the timeline to edit more precisely.

< – Move the timeline stylus back one frame.

> – Move the timeline stylus forward one frame.

Add Transition – Add a transition to the timeline, so that you can alter the way the picture appears for a portion of the video.  The transition is added at the current stylus position.  NOTE: On the first edit, VodBurner automatically adds transitions based on who is talking at particular points in time.

Remove Transition – Remove a transition that you previously added to the timeline.  NOTE: This does not remove the actual content – if you want to do that, change the segment type to “Skip”.

Undo – Undo the last change you made.  You can undo multiple changes, right back to your first change. Use Ctrl+Z on the keyboard as a shortcut.

Redo – Redo the last undo.  You can redo multiple times. Use Ctrl+Y on the keyboard as a shortcut.

Play – Play the video, starting from the timeline stylus position. Use F1 on the keyboard as a shortcut.

Stop – Stop playing the video. Use F2 on the keyboard as a shortcut.

FINISH TAB

Close up of the Menu Tab Menu in the Post-Production Console

Close up of the Menu Tab Menu in the Post-Production Console

The Finish Tab contains the following buttons:

Generate Video File – Create an ASF file (equivalent to a WMV file), suitable for publishing, for example by uploading to YouTube.

Open Video File Folder – Open the folder containing the ASF file and other project files.  To review the finished video in your favourite player, click this button then double-click the file “Generated Video.ASF”.

Continue on to the next article in this series: Using the Post-Production Console’s Transition Control.

Jump ahead to Using the Post-Production Console’s Playback Control.

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  1. Vote -1 Vote +1admin

    Hi Alex,

    To do this, go to Previous Calls, click on the call, then click Edit.

    The post-production console will start. Click “Clear All Transitions”, then select “Other Side” in the panel on the right-hand side.

    Now click the “Finish” tab, and then click “Generate Video File” and follow the prompts.

    A video file will be generated that contains the other side video, together with both sides audio.

    Regards,
    Paul Andrews
    VodBurner Team

  2. Vote -1 Vote +1Alex

    I would like to have combined (both sides) sound on the other side video. How?