Basic video (cuts) editing can be a lot of work, even with Movie Studio or Vegas Pro. I don’t want to use my mouse all the time. For basic editing I don’t need 102 keys of my keyboard. Even if I remember all the the (alt, shift, control) keyboard shortcuts and combinations of it (sequences), I believe basic editing can be more efficient and comfortable with less user actions.
I made a ”remote” for your Android or iOS (f.i. IPAD) tablet to control basic (cuts) editing with Movie Studio or Vegas Pro. It is based on the full version of the app “Unified Remote”, available in the Google play store (Android) or the Apple app store (iOS).
What is new in version 2?
- Improved workflow / ergonomics, added functionality and buttons.
- Optimizations after longer “real life” use with the scenario : select fast and accurate the best clips and the best parts of clips from hours of raw video. This is the part of video editing that cost a lot of time and I don’t like.
- Optimized for the 9 and 10 inch format screens (like of the IPAD).
Instructions for installation and use are included in the readme PDF of the download.
Video that demonstrates some real life use of the “tablet remote” for Movie Studio or Vegas Pro (older version):
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Most used buttons : 17 – 28
1. Selection Start (start of selection / loop area).
2. Selection End (end of selection / loop area).
3. Select Loop Region (select area between Selection Start and Selection End).
4. Loop Toggle (toggle loop playback mode).
5. Center View (center view around cursor when zoomed in).
6. Zoom In (permanent)
7. Zoom Out (permanent)
8. Toggle Auto Ripple.
9. Save (Save Project, added in version 2.1).
10. External Monitor (Toggle external monitor or full screen mode, added in version 2.1).
11. Cursor Preview (Cursor preview around cursor). You can select the cursor preview duration in the “Preferences”, “Editing”, “Cursor preview duration (seconds)” setting in MovieStudio/ Vegas. The playback of the selection area can be looped, see button 4. The selected area does not depend on the zoom level. Can be handy to monitor an edit (cut) with just 1 button.
12. Right Cursor Preview (Same as 11 but first action is a jump to the next edit point right of the cursor (“Right by edit”)).
13. Home (cursor to home = start position of the timeline).
14. End (cursor to end = end position of the timeline).
15. Undo (undo last action).
16. Redo (redo last action).
17. Trim Left (trim the left part of the clip, starting from the cursor).
18. Trim Right (trim the right part of the clip, starting from the cursor).
19. Delete at Cursor (Delete the whole clip at the cursor position).
20. Split (Split the scene at the cursor position).
21. Jog Left (Stop and Jog Left). One tap ‘ll move the cursor 1 frame left. Holding the button down ‘ll progress the cursor slowly to the left.
22. Jog Right (Stop and Jog Right). One tap ‘ll move the cursor 1 frame right. Holding the button down ‘ll progress the cursor slowly to the right.
23. Zoom In (temporarily). Holding down the button ‘ll zoom in. When you release the button the view ‘ll be zoomed out to the original zoom level.
24. Zoom Out (temporarily). Holding down the button ‘ll zoom out. When you release the button the view ‘ll be zoomed in to the original zoom level.
25. Scrub backward (Scrub (play) backward). Repeat tapping to increase speed. Tap button 21, 22 or 26 to stop.
26. Scrub forward (Scrub (play) forward; normal play). Repeat tapping to increase speed. Tap button 21, 22 or 25 to stop.
27. Left by Edit (Go to the next edit point left of current cursor position).
28. Right by Edit (Go to the next edit point right of current cursor position).
Hint : use combination of buttons like temporarily zoom in (button 23) with Frame Forward (22), Frame Backward (21), Trim Left (17) or Trim Right (18).
“Numlock” must be on. “Auto Ripple” in Movie Studio / Vegas must be “ on”. Select the track you want to edit.