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Re: The Console 5 years, 5 months ago #88008

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No it doesn't. it used to be to activate the jog function in early VIP systems - not required to deactivate - now it's pretty well redundant the jog function is enabled by LW sensing movement of the wheel.
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Re: The Console 5 years, 5 months ago #88050

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You're right. I think that this key is pretty useless nowadays.

Perhaps it could be reconfigured to "Toggle select all tracks" for instance. Or convert it to "User 9/10" key

Re: The Console 5 years, 5 months ago #88228

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hernanzoi wrote:

Perhaps it could be reconfigured to "Toggle select all tracks" for instance. Or convert it to "User 9/10" key


This is a great suggestion! Making it a "User 9/10" key.

Can you make it happen Matt?
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Re: The Console 4 years, 10 months ago #101329

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Re: The Console 4 years, 10 months ago #101361

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They are very good, but in my view more an atlas of what each button does than a how to use tutorial.
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Re: The Console 2 years, 4 months ago #173210

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This is a review of Lightworks, but it becomes more an introductory overview that includes the use of the console.

www.streamingmedia.com/Producer/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?ArticleID=119022&PageNum=1

Re: The Console 2 years, 4 months ago #173268

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As a former film editor I purchased Lightworks because of the console. Way back then I had limited computer experience and I used the Mk1 version on my Lightworks and Heavyworks systems for years. From 1993 -2003 from memory when I purchased Lwks Touch which came with a Mk2. I have been using a Mk2 console ever since. And yes I controlled many a VTR when digitising thousands of hours of tape footage, both manually and from a logging database. I use the console with the fingers of the left hand controlling the play/edit functions on the console with my right hand on the mouse. I have the User Keys set up as: 1 for display fx 2 for dissolves 3 for toggle all tracks and 4 swap tracks. The only other key I use is User 7 for removing redundant cuts (simplify in the old Lwks language.) I have tried using a keyboard but there is no comparison between the functionality of the keyboard compared to the console. The keyboard comes a long way second. To my mind Lightworks without the console is just not Lightworks. I recommend all who can afford one to get on board and use Lightworks with a console the way the NLE was devised to be used when back in the early 90s 3 former English film editors, luminaries really, banded together to get the system hardware and software set up and out into the market place.

Re: The Console 2 years, 4 months ago #173269

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I'm still using a serial console with a different pin configuration on the cable to make it work.
User 1 FX panel
User 2 Dissolve
User 3 Toggle All Tracks
User 4 Swap Tracks
User 7 Remove redundant cuts
Don't use any others too far for my little fingers to stretch.
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Re: The Console 2 years, 4 months ago #173274

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THEpostWORKS wrote:
... To my mind Lightworks without the console is just not Lightworks...


I'm sure you are 100% correct here and many who have never used a Console simply don't 'get' Lightworks. Fortunately, the recent review referred to in this thread actually used one. To be fair, I've never used one but I do have a X-Keys 68 Jog/Shuttle configured to run both Lightworks and Resolve with the.exact same transport control mapping. For the money, it is a good solution. Not as ergonomic as the Console I'm sure but somewhat more powerful in certain areas, given it can map 'mouse clicks' to specific back-lit buttons.
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Re: The Console 2 years, 3 months ago #174888

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THEpostWORKS wrote:
To my mind Lightworks without the console is just not Lightworks.


Absolutely! In many ways the Console is Lightworks.

Nice write up by the way. Thanks for reporting. Cheers!
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Re: The Console 2 years, 3 months ago #175255

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Since the video tutorial on the Console seems to have gone AWOL from the website, this may be a good location.

Re: The Console 2 years, 3 months ago #175335

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briandrys wrote:
Since the video tutorial on the Console seems to have gone AWOL from the website, this may be a good location.



Yes. Great place to put it for sure. Thanks.

I didn't realize it had been removed from the website. Strange. I hope this is not some type of writing on the wall.

Lightworks without the Console will lose pretty much every single Hollywood editor who's been holding on since the 80's and any new ones. The Shuttle Pro just doesn't cut it in my view. It's a nice step up from keyboard and mouse. But the Console is light-years above.

The Hollywood editors hanging on to it is what gives Lightworks the most "legitimacy" in the eyes of outsiders and newcomers, as does the Console with its legendary best in the business reputation. Lightworks doesn't want to lose that. It actually can't afford to lose that.

Really strange, especially that the video is still hosted at the Editshare channel. Can anybody from Lightworks comment why the video has been removed from the website?

Hopefully is just because they have decided to update it to be a more in depth look at the use of the Console.
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Re: The Console 2 years, 3 months ago #175484

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I have cleaned up this thread as it steered off track. The off topics discussions have been broken off into their own topics.

The intention of this topic is to have a thread where Console users can share their experiences, layouts and other things related to the Console (MKI and MKII) as well as information about the Console and its use.

But the thread had steered off track a few times now. As it was, people had to go through pages of off topic banter to distill any real information about the Console.

So I would like to ask to please keep it on topic. We have a whole forum for the Console. This thread is not it.
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Re: The Console 2 years, 3 months ago #175758

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Having a look around, I've discovered that the Console videos are now in the shop, so you have to be considering purchasing it and then click on the (easy missed) further information link at the bottom of the Console page in the shop.

www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_shop&view=static&task=interactiveConsole&clip=overview-console
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