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)
The 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.
The 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.
Sony 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 frames.
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 edits.
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 external SEG.
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
Source: S-video, composite video, stereo audio (x3)
Record: S-video, composite video, stereo audio
SEG: S-video, composite video, stereo audio
Record: S-video, composite video, stereo audio
SEG: S-video, composite video, stereo audio (x2)
Monitor: S-video, composite video, stereo audio
Control 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 (depth) inches
Weight: 12 pounds, 9 ounces
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, digital effects
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
Sony's XV-D1000 ($2600) also offers a number of features found on more expensive SEGs.
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.
Black in color
- This equipment is the perfect companion for VCRs, camcorders, and video editors.
- 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
- Video Processor: Individual contrast, brightness, color and tint controls
- Enhancer: Adjusts video sharpness and video noise
- Adjustable Split-Screen: Divides the picture “before and after” comparisons
- 3-Channel Audio Mixer: Blends native sound with music and narration
- Advanced Functions: Converts image to black and white, color negative. Includes selective colorization and solarization.
· S-Video: In and Out
· Composite Video In: (RCA)
2 x Composite Video Out: (RCA)
· VCR Audio In: (Stereo RCAs)
· Music Audio In: (Stereo RCAs)
· Mic In: (Mini Phono)
· Audio Out: (Stereo RCAs)
· Control: (Mini Phono)
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.
This 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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