THIS PAGE IS WAITING FOR THE EXISTING MANUAL FROM OUR FACILITY, I WILL INCLUDE PICTURES OF THE ACTUAL EQUIPMENT - SHOWING THE CONTROLS - AND VARIOUS SWITCHES -For you who have your own toaster suite - the configuration of ours at CAT is a multi-format a/b/c roll edit suite. Two of the source decks are SVHS and one is a mini-DV/Dv-Pro - more later---
This page is for the mechanical process of editing, and not for asthetic/artistic purposes
The toaster suite has the only set of convetional controls in the PEG facility
The edit control - (thumb-nail, click for a larger view) - is the unit you will use to set the in-points and out-points for the edits. (thumbnail) or you can clear them here (thumbnail) - a second way to clear them is to reset the counters here (thumbnail 1 - 2 )
The fail safe is to always record your entire tape with black, in one continious recording, this will write some information on your tape called a CONTROL TRACK, The control track is the information the television uses to determine when to trace a new picture on the screen. (yes i know that is hard to understand) When the teleision makes a picture on the screen, there are rows traced across the screen from the top to the bottom, one after the other, and that makes one picture or field, the tube then goes back to the top of the screen and makes a second set of rows this is the second field. (thumbnails)
The reason this is a fail-safe is following recording black on your entire tape - all of your video will be done in the insert mode, and the tape will show well on subsequent replays of the tape, because every vcr that plays it will be able to find the control track.
There are times for the sake of speed you will start with a new tape and assemble the project from start to finish, It works, but you will have to make continual checks on your edits as you go. The most sure way is to record more of the clip and back up and choose an inpoint on the already recorded portion.
One of the problems is accidentally having a break in your control track - these breaks show as SNOW when the tape is shown. If this happens to you, you will have to go back before the break happens and re-record your program from that point. Always check your edits when making assemble edits.
You will have to choose between insert or assemble edit. What is the difference, Assemble edit first of all means you are going to put one clip after the other (assembling) the program. This can be done on a new tape which has never been recorded upon. With insert editing you must use a pre-recorded tape. You will be inserting the clips into the middle of a already recorded program -
An example would be a lecture, you have a continious recording of the individual, and they are simply standing at a podium talking, you want to make the tape more interesting so you want to INSERT clips at the appropriate places in the lecture.
The edit control will give you some choices to insert - V=video, CH1=channel one audio, and CH2=channel 2 audio. (thumbnail) You will have to make sure you have selected the correct buttons, or you will also be erasing the video or audio you wish to keep.