Some instructions you MUST read before you start

  • There is full documentation supplied should you get stuck, but we suggest you at least read the Getting Started section. To get to the help in Virtual Edit click on 'Help->Help Manual' on the main menu bar.

  • To start a new project, open Virtual Edit and select 'create a new project' to open the new project utility. You must name your project, select a suitable frame rate and choose a project mode (Standard or Pro-HD).

  • Virtual Edit has a built in video capture utility for users with DV and Digital-8 cameras. If you have a different camera, (for example an analogue Hi8), you must use a third party application or the software provided with your equipment to capture data on to your PC. Then use the 'import' utility in Virtual Edit to add data to your project.

  • Media files added to your Virtual Edit project will appear under the 'video/audio/stills' sections of the clip browser window. New titles appear under 'keys', and colours under 'stills'. You can pick up your clips with the mouse and drag them onto the player and/or the graphical edit window to make a video movie.

  • Preset transitions maybe dragged from the 'browser' window onto the purple transitions overlap between clips. Complex transitions maybe pre-rendered to prevent jerky playback. See 'Options->System Options' for settings.

  • When you have finished editing your movie, you can render an output AVI or Windows Media file (see 'Tools->Render Project'). If you wish to create a DVD/SVCD/VCD render a DV Type2 AVI file, and then use a third party tool to create a disc from the AVI. (For example, Sonic - MyDVD is a CD and DVD burning tool that creates VCDs, SVCDs and DVDs from AVIs.)

  • If you have any questions that are not answered in the online documentation, please email