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16mm Film Cutting by John Burder

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Synchronised Sound and Picture

 

We have so far considered ways by which non sync tracks can be synchronised to picture in the cutting room. If the film you are cutting has been shot with synchronised sound for every scene you will be able to cut sound and picture simultaneously using either a synchroniser or a motorised editing machine. Comparatively few films are shot with sync sound for every scene and you will often find that you have some sound shots and some which are mute. We have seen how you prepare sound effects for the mute shots. How do you handle sync sound takes in the cutting room?

Synchronising rushes

After logging the rushes you must first synchronise sound and picture. First refer to the sound and camera report sheets and see ...

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