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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Negative Cutting: Principle

 

When the fine cut of the picture has been perfected the camera original can be matched to the edited cutting copy. This work can be done before a film soundtrack is dubbed but it is often best to wait until the dub has been completed in case any last minute changes are required. Once the camera original has been cut changes often cannot be made. As I have already mentioned, the work of matching original to cutting copy is known as negative cutting. It is a specialist’s job, not usually done by the editor, and must be done with great precision. When you have perfected your final edited version you will normally send your cutting copy to a negative cutting specialist. Often the work is done in a laboratory neg cutting ...

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