sQ Cut

Training videos

sQ Cut training

These tutorials are designed to introduce the basics of the system and covers both desktop & single layer timeline editing.

A good knowledge of industry terms and using video, audio and timecode is expected.

Topics are task based and can be watched one after the other to provide a good grounding in the key areas of the software, or viewed individually to refresh or progress your knowledge.

View our full sQ Cut playlist or view the individual videos below:

18. Introduction to the Timeline (Edit application)


This provides an introduction to the edit application. Hidden menus and options as well as default settings are discussed here providing a good grounding to progress to the editing functions.


19. Reel



Reel offers a simple way to move shots into a different order on the timeline and to also perform simple insert and copy actions.

20. Lassos



There are four and a half timeline lassos, each giving access to different functions. This includes, move, slip, slide, copy and trim. Each function is explored along with the keyboard shortcuts for accurate control.


21. Sync Locks & Show Sync



It can be easy to lose sync when working on a complex edit, so there are tools to both show where sync has been lost between video and audio tracks and locks to prevent it happening.


22. Timeline Audio Monitoring & Menus



There are a number of hidden audio features on the timeline – those relating to audio monitoring, level control, panning, graphic equalization and the compressor/limiter are shown here.

23. Audio Levels & Tools



Audio levels and crossfades can be controlled directly on the timeline by using the audio tools option. When active, the timeline segments highlight in orange, green or red providing access to level control, audio transitions and audio advance/delay.


24. Audio Transition Menu



The audio transition menu is used to frame accurately control the position and duration of audio transitions. It can also be used to apply transitions to multiple tracks or multiple segments using in/out points and track filters.


25. Audio Keyframing



Audio keyframing (sometimes known as rubberbanding) can be used to place nodes within segments and control the audio level dynamically.


26. Voiceover



The voiceover tool is used to add a live voiceover to the timeline or record a ‘wildtrack’ for use in a future edit.

27. Timeline Publishing



Timeline publishing follows the same principles as publishing from the desktop and is shown here.


28. sQ Cut Example Workflow



The tools shown in this section are shown together in the context of a simple timeline edit.


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