Tour of the Interface

Lesson Details

Subject: Mobile

Title: Tour of the Interface


In this lesson you will learn the Rush interface. Rush is a user-friendly editing app for mobile devices and has a easy to use interface to make editing on the go quick and efficient.


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Let’s take a quick tour of the Rush interface.


First note that Editing with rush works only in portrait view. In landscape you’ll just be able to playback your video.


The section on the bottom half of the screen is the timeline where you’ll add clips to create your video, and the top section here is where you’ll screen and playback your media and your video as you create it.


Along the center you’ll see the playback button, the buttons to move frame by frame and button to scan clip by clip.


Along the bottom t you’ll see the + button to add media. If you tap it you can select to capture footage directly using your device’s camera, add titles, add new media from your camera roll or the cloud, or add voice over. Tap anywhere outside the lower bar to close it.


Next is the bin icon. Tapping on it will bring you to your project panel where you can see the clips that you have loaded into the project and you sequences, or timelines. Tap the x to close this panel. 


Next is the tracks icon. tapping this will show your tracks where you can lock a track, mute a track, hide a track, or record voice over. Tap the icon again to hide the tracks. 


Next is the aspect ratio icon. Tapping on this will allow you to change the aspect ratio of a clip or project to landscape, portrait, or square. Tap outside the panel to close it.



Next is the title icon, where you can choose from various title presets, then the transition panel next to it where you can choose from preset transitions, and the color panel with built in color effects. If you swipe the lower bar you will reveal more options to the right of color including the audio panel and the transform settings.


Next to those options is the scissor tool, that lets you split clips on the timeline, the duplicate tool which duplicates a selected clip, and the trash icon which will delete a selected clip.  Lastly on this lower bar is the show audio icon, which reveals a clips audio component, and the trim tool icon which enables and disables the trim handles on a clip.


Finally, along the top of the screen you’ll see the home icon, the name of your sequence, the undo button, the export button, and the feedback button.