sQ Edit

Training videos

sQ Edit training

These tutorials are designed to introduce the basics of the system and cover desktop & multi-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 Edit playlist or view the individual videos below:

29. Video Transition Menu


Video transitions can be applied to any video layer. There are options for dissolving at different speeds and positions (relative to the incoming and outgoing material) plus a set of standard wipes which can be modified with coloured borders, soft edges etc. There is also an option to use custom transitions created by SAM using the Effects application - application is covered here while creation and distribution is covered in a dedicated Effects tutorial.


30. One Shot (F8) Menu



There are some quick correction tools available for dealing with common problems when you are not using software with the full FX menu. They do not have keyframing ability and do not maintain history but do provide a quick and easy option to solve particular issues. It’s known as the F8 or one shot menu, and is accessed by pressing.

31. Motion Control



You can change the speed of a clip either on the desktop or the timeline. On the timeline you also have an a/v stretch box which can be used in the same was as a floating clip, but also has a secondary function, sometimes known as fit-to-fill. Both these methods are demonstrated in this tutorial.


32. Using the Clips Bin



The clips bin is designed to hold locally ingested material, material retrieved from the server at high bit rate and links to server held material. It can also store settings, all of which can be stored in user defined folders to organise the clips bin. Saving material takes up space in the cache so should be done with caution, and LBR seats such as sQ View and sQ Cut cannot hold HBR material, so only the link to server held material can be saved. The options are explored in this tutorial.


33. Clips Bin Icons



There are subtle differences between the icons and functionality that appear in server and clips bins, even if the bins appear to look the same. The clips bin holds clips with icons of different shapes and colours, indicating location, status and clip type. The differences and similarities are shown in this tutorial.

34. Timeline Save



The contents of the timeline can be saved locally to the clips bin but this does not protect media from being deleted from the server. It can be saved as HBR or LBR depending on the software settings and the processes the clip has been through (for example, rendering) and this will affect the ability to republish if the original media is deleted from the server. The options and limitations are discussed during the tutorial.


35. HBR & Localise



HBR (High Bit Rate) and Localise are used to bring high resolution material to the timeline or clips bin. The differences between them are explored here.


36. Template User



The templates are used to create easy access to regularly used effects such as name straps or title sequences where only the video and/or the text changes. They are a good way of enforcing house styles as you cannot change options such as fonts, colours or positions which you would be able to change if using the full FX or effects menu. The application of templates and the modification options are shown in this tutorial. Creation of templates will be covered in the effects tutorials.


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