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:
- Menu Control (indicated by the grey rectangle)
- Transitions Control (indicated by the pink rectangle)
- Playback Control (indicated by the blue rectangle)
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):
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.
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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