Video Editing System SONY XV-D1000- SONY RM-E1000T
VIDEO EDITING SYSTEM BUNDLE!!!
This auction is for the following three video editing products all designed to work together.
1. SONY RM-E1000T Video Editing Controller / Titler
2. SONY XV-D1000 Special Effects Generator
3. VIDEONICS Video Equalizer
1. Sony RM-E1000T Video Editing Controller & Titler
(Original Price $2000)
RM-E1000T Editing Controller/Titler is one part of Sony's time-code capable,
A/B roll Hi8 production system. This system also includes the EV-S7000 Hi8
editing deck, the CCD-TR700 Hi8 camcorder and the XV-D1000 special effects
generator. Combining these components allows you to perform pro-style A/B roll
editing, titling and special effects. This is the first concerted effort by any
manufacturer to make such a series of products packaged for the prosumer.
RM-E1000T offers Control L, Control S and infrared (record deck only) deck
control. The unit also recognizes Sony's Rewriteable Consumer Time Code (RCTC),
which boosts editing accuracy.
RM-E1000T. This machine controls up to three source decks and the target VCR.
It permits editing of up to 99 scenes if your camcorder uses time codes, with a
Control-L camcorder you can program up to twenty scenes at once. An on-screen
menu is an advantage in its favor, as well as the ability to learn codes for up
to ten different remotes, should you use more than one target VCR during
different editing projects. Some might balk at the $2000 suggested retail
price, but the RM-E1000T also has a built-in ten page digital super-imposer so
you can create scrolling titles to show over the end of your video production
just like a motion picture. One drawback is that it only contains two typeface
styles in four different sizes so many of your movies will look the same to
frequent viewers, at least as far as titling. A standard fade is also included.
The device also has a disk drive that allows you to store your editing session,
making it easy to repeat the procedure if you like. Accuracy is within 5
Plug Me In, Scotty
The RM-E1000T includes a main control box, an edit
controller interface and a separate titling keyboard. Hookup is easy; the unit
supports S-video signals throughout. Unlike most edit controllers, all video
signals pass through the unit. Inputs for source number three are on the front,
allowing quick and simple hookup of another source.
A single monitor hooks up to the editor; the editor
switches this monitor to any of the three source inputs or to the record deck.
An external special effects generator (SEG) plugs directly into the SEG
input/output jacks on the unit. The RM-E1000T will trigger SEGs and other
equipment, with either a GPI trigger output or an Edit I/F output. A microphone
input on the front panel allows you to add narration or other audio to your
The RM-E1000T is cable intensive, using as many as 34
audio, video and control cables. This can get messy, unless you route them
smoothly between the gear. Still, the clearly-labeled connections on the
RM-E1000T are easy to make. The titler and edit controller can be as much as
six feet away from the main control unit.
The RM-E1000T is the first Sony consumer-level editor to
offer A/B roll control capability. Like many other consumer editors, the system
uses an edit event list to set up and conduct its edits, allowing you to enter
in and out points for each scene. You can enter cuts, A/B roll, titling and
transition points on the RM-E1000T. You can change, move, copy or delete any
event at any time while you create the list.
Press the Edit Start button; this passes control to the
unit, which creates your show based on your event list. The RM-E1000T prerolls
the source decks, taking the record deck out of pause mode at the beginning of
the edit. If something goes wrong, the unit will abort the edit with a beep so
you can fix it.
The RM-E1000T generates the following:
monotone (black & white);
fade (to black or white);
mute (kills video and/or audio);
mixing (mixes in external audio); The latter
synchronizes playback with externally generated dissolves or wipes.
Of these, the fade effect has its own control section on
the unit. These are very basic SEG functions. More complex effects require an
You can fade both audio and/or video manually, or
automatically from the event list. Cinema and monotone effects have their own
on/off buttons on the controller. True dissolves and wipes between sources are
possible only with an external, frame-synced SEG.
Menu buttons located on the controller panel call up a
number of different menus to help set up the editor for various VCRs. Controls
include timing adjustments, shuttle mode, remote control systems and infrared
set with a choice of compatible decks.
A Data button on the controller brings up a menu of all
edits on the event list. You can then change or add to the list. This is
probably the most important menu in the unit; here you can create new edit
events or make minute adjustments to the in/out points of your edits.
These easy-to-follow menus are sufficient to do the job,
with two exceptions: A/B rolls and GPI triggers. When marking these transitions
in the event list, the menus do not provide enough info.
The RM-E1000T edit panel includes complete VCR transport
control of all source and record decks. A jog/shuttle control offers variable
speed search mode in either direction. Unfortunately, the jog/shuttle wheel
will only work with Sony products. Mike level, audio mix and all actual editing
controls are on this main control panel.
Pressing buttons on the titler will bring up the title
list screen. Other titler keys act with the controller menus to add titles to
the event list and choose title effects. You can store up to 15 title pages in
the RM-E1000T, and you can use up to five of these in a single edit. Titles
come in three fonts, four sizes and eight colors; they scroll or slide in any
direction, or even bounce into the scene. Titles are clean and pleasing to
view; the movement, including bounce, is very smooth. This marks a visible
improvement over past Sony consumer editor/titlers.
Control buttons on both the controller and titler feel
solid; each button stroke prompts an audible beep for confirmation. The
controller's buttons have clear and logical markings, but many of the titler
buttons sport bizarre, confusing labels.
A 3.5-inch floppy drive on the main console will save
your editing setup. This allows you to load it later, taking you right back to
your saved position. This is an excellent feature.
The RM-E1000T does have its flaws. The titler can be
difficult to use, due to the many keystrokes needed to add titles to an event.
Also, accuracy using RCTC time code on both source decks never seemed better
than about +/- 3 frames or more--disappointing with any time code.
Poorly written (or translated) sections of the operation
manual make A/B roll editing difficult to pull off. I had to contact Sony for
instructions. Although Sony agrees that the RM-E1000T's manual is not the best,
the company says it is the final release version. These flaws are not major
drawbacks, but they do steepen the learning curve a bit.
Are you considering buying an edit controller and perhaps
a titler, and do you have Sony decks or camcorders? Do your decks have RCTC
time code? Do you wish to edit using A/B roll? If so, the RM-E1000T will
certainly put you in control.
Sony RM-E1000T video editing controller/titler
S-video, composite video, stereo audio (x3)
Record: S-video, composite video, stereo audio
SEG: S-video, composite video, stereo audio
S-video, composite video, stereo audio
SEG: S-video, composite video, stereo audio (x2)
Monitor: S-video, composite video, stereo audio
outputs: Control-L (x4), Control-S, infrared, GPI, Edit I/F (8-pin mini)
Time code support: RC time code
A/B roll edit memory: 99 scenes with RCTC, 20 without RCTC
Automatic assembly editing, on-screen set up menus, complete program revision,
floppy disk program save, Titler
Fonts: Three styles, four sizes, eight colors
Transitions: scroll, up, down, right, left, bounce 15 title pages
total memory, five titles max per edit
Dimensions (main unit): 2 1/4 (height) by 13 1/2 (width) by 7 1/8
Weight: 12 pounds, 9 ounces
2. Sony Video Special Effects Generator
3 Video Inputs (S-Video or composite), 2 of them Video with Audio
2 S-VIDEO home system or LINE of connections for video sources
1 Auxiliary Audio Input
2 Video Outputs with Audio
2 LINE of exits for audio sources
Designed to work standalone or controlled by Sony RM-E1000T
20 Different transitions including Cross fades, fading out, Trick cross fades,
and much more
Mosaic, Bit-Tone, Monotone, and other digital effects
Manual or Auto-Mix with variable mix speeds
Memory Buttons for batch processing of effects
Very simple to use
From Videomaker Magazine
Sony's XV-D1000 ($2600) also offers a number of features found on more
3. Videonics Video Equalizer VE-1 NTSC
The Videonics VE-1
Video Equalizer is an advanced editing processor, enhancer, colorizer, and
audio mixer. This item is used to color correct a video image,
plus is has a built-in 3 channel audio mixer, and digital effects.
equipment is the perfect companion for VCRs, camcorders, and video
- With it, you
can improve the color, brightness, and clarity of your videos. Change the
Color Control to make dull video more colorful or vivid more subdued.
- You can
alter sound as you copy tapes, etc. Add Music or Narration to the sound on
your videos with three independent controls.
- You can add
Special Effects to your videos convert them to Black and White and even
Tint or colorize the black and white version. “Solaris” or “Paint” the
image. Change the whole image to Color Negative. Create Color Bars,
sharpen the picture, and reduce video noise. Do Split Screens, etc. for
comparisons of images.
- The Colorize
provides flexible control over the color. You can independently adjust all
three component television colors (red, green, and blue). It’s
analogous to the controls on an audio equalizer. And with the
revolutionary Digital Paintbrush, you can change the color of some
objects, without changing the color of the whole screen.
- Colorizer: Independently adjusts red, green, and blue
Processor: Individual contrast, brightness, color and
- Enhancer: Adjusts video sharpness and video noise
Split-Screen: Divides the picture “before and after”
Audio Mixer: Blends native sound with music and narration
Functions: Converts image to black and white, color
negative. Includes selective
colorization and solarization.
S-Video: In and
2 x Composite
Video Out: (RCA)
VCR Audio In:
Music Audio In:
Mic In: (Mini
This is a
wicked piece of hardware which is sadly no longer manufactured. I originally
paid approx $150 USD for it in NYC. My original purpose for it was to augment
my video feedback at home. I worked the camera with my hands, and adjusted its
controls for individual R,G,B, Tint, Color, Bright, Contrast, Sharpness, Noise,
B&W, Sepia, Negative, Painted, & Solarized with my feet. I had a lot of
fun! It has comp/sv ins/outs, and a basic audio mixer. I fixed mini signal
switchers to it and got quite a bit of use from it until I was able to acquire
a video mixer. Now I usually use it to fine tune the image attributes before it
hits the projector.
thing is basically an RGB color corrector with separate faders for red, green
and blue levels and brightness, contrast and saturation. It also has a few more
wacky effects such as monochrome, negative, and paint. The best feature is the
paintbrush mode where you can apply your color correction to only part of the
image based on luminance level - this can produce some interesting
colorizations similar to some of the fairlight effects particularly when used
in combination with paint or negative.
Weight 6 lbs.
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