The Lightworks Console

Console Overview: Working with the Console
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In this Lightworks v12 video we'll take a close look at the editing process using just the Lightworks Console.

Based on traditional film editing hardware, the Lightworks Console is a robust and dedicated control surface giving the operator a tactile and direct connection to the edit without requiring keyboard or mouse input at any stage.

All the necessary edit functions are available right at your fingertips, making the console a great addition not only for the experienced Lightworks editor but also for helping new users quickly get up to speed with Lightworks operation.

The console is available for purchase at www.lwks.com/shop and requires a Lightworks Pro licence to operate.

Play Controls: Stop
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Stops playback instantly.

Play Controls: Play Forward
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Plays material forward at normal play speed. Pressing a second time doubles the speed. Press again to return to normal speed.

Play Controls: Play Backward
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Plays material backward at normal play speed. Pressing a second time doubles the speed. Press again to return to normal speed.

Play Controls: Frame step forward
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Nudges the material forward one frame.

Play Controls: Frame step backwards
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Nudges the material backward one frame.

Lever Controls: Lever Arm Forward Lock
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The lever arm lets you play the clip forward or backward at any speed between 0 percent and approximately 1000 percent of normal play speed.
The levers include notches at play speed forward which when set plays back at normal play speed, returning the lever to the centre position stops playback.

Lever Controls: Lever Arm Forward Varispeed
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The lever arm lets you play the clip forward or backward at any speed between 0 percent and approximately 1000 percent of normal play speed, depending on how far the lever is pressed in either direction.

Lever Controls: Lever arm reverse varispeed
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The lever arm lets you play the clip forward or backward at any speed between 0 percent and approximately 1000 percent of normal play speed, depending on how far the lever is pressed in either direction.

Lever Controls: Lever arm reverse lock
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The lever arm lets you play the clip forward or backward at any speed between 0 percent and approximately 1000 percent of normal play speed.
The levers include notches at play speed reverse which when set plays back at normal play speed in reverse, returning the lever to the centre position stops playback.

Jog Wheel: Jog Wheel
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Lets you play material slowly in forward or reverse, particularly when audio scrubbing. The Jog Wheel is enabled by doing one of the following:
  • Press the Jog On/Off button.
  • Move the jog wheel sharply (gentle movement is not effective).

Trimming Controls: Trim In
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Unjoins the left hand side of the clip(s) you are currently parked on to extend or shorten the In point for the clip.

Trimming Controls: Trim Out
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Unjoins the right hand side of the clip(s) you are currently parked on to extend or shorten the Out point for the clip.

Trimming Controls: Trim Next In
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Unjoins the beginning of the next clip adjacent to the one you are parked on to extend or shorten the In point for the clip.

Trimming Controls: Trim Last Out
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Unjoins the end of the last clip adjacent to the one you are parked on, to extend or shorten the Out point for the clip.

Trimming Controls: Move Cut
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When parked on a cut point this button unjoins the left hand side of the cut and the right hand side at the same time to change both the outpoint of the outgoing clip and the In point of the incoming clip.

Trimming Controls: Slip Trim
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Unjoins the left hand side of the clip(s) you are currently parked on and unjoins the right hand side of the clip(s) you are currently parked on, to change both the start and end point of the clip at the same time.

Trimming Controls: Slide Trim
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Unjoins the end of the last clip adjacent to the one you are parked on and unjoins the beginning of the next clip adjacent to the one you are parked on to move the entire clip up or down the edit.

Trimming Controls: Unjoin
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Same as the Join/Unjoin button on the Timeline. Joins and unjoins cuts for trimming.

User Definable Controls: User Buttons
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User defined buttons. You can program these buttons to perform a command listed in the Key Assignments list in Lightworks.

Editing Controls: Remove
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Lifts the selected part of the edit, leaving black behind. The reverse of the Replace button.

Editing Controls: Replace
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Inserts all the selected source frames into the edit overwriting the original material.

Editing Controls: Insert
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Inserts all the selected source frames into the edit, without overwriting anything else.

Editing Controls: Delete
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Cuts out the selected part of the edit and closes the gap. The reverse of the Insert button.

Editing Controls: Backtime
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Backward Replace (for making back-timed edits).

Editing Controls: Fill
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Performs an insert and leaves the current frame at the end of the inserted clip. This is useful when you assemble clips into an edit.

Multicam Controls: Live Camera Switch
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When live editing is enabled the top four console buttons — Mark, Unmark, Swap, or Cue operate as live cutting controls for each of the first four clips in the multicam bin.

Function Controls: Mark
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Marks the current frame of a clip or cut, used to insert, replace, move, or delete the portion between the mark and the current frame. The marked portion is represented by a blue marker on the View Indicator Strip and Timeline.

Function Controls: Unmark
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Removes the mark from the active tile or viewer.

Function Controls: Swap
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Swaps the position of the current frame (red diamond) and the marked frame (blue diamond).

Function Controls: Cue
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Creates a green cue point at the current frame. The cue point is permanent until deleted by pressing Stop+Cue. Jump to cue points with the Jump buttons.

Function Controls: Uncue
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Deletes a cue. Park on a frame before you press Stop+Cue.

Function Controls: Switch
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Switches activity between the Record viewer and the current source.

Movement Controls: Jump Backward
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Move the current frame from event to event, backward. An event is a cut, dissolve, or wipe; a cue point or audio node; the blue mark; the first or last frame of an edit or clip.
The Jump button sets the current frame to the first frame after the cut and jumps to events on all selected tracks.

Movement Controls: Jump Forward
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Move the current frame from event to event, forward. An event is a cut, dissolve, or wipe; a cue point or audio node; the blue mark; the first or last frame of an edit or clip.
The Jump button sets the current frame to the first frame after the cut and jumps to events on all selected tracks.

Movement Controls: Jump to end
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Jumps to the end of the active clip or edit.

Movement Controls: Jump to start
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Jumps to the start of the active clip or edit.


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