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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro for News and Sports Quick-Reference Guide, Second Edition by Joe Torelli

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Chapter 7. Fast Package Editing

A package is a self-contained, edited sequence consisting of a number of components. They include video clips with synchronous background natural sound (referred to as B-roll); sound bites (the portions of the interviews to be included in the story); a reporter’s narration; and, perhaps, one or more recorded “standup” segments of the reporter at a location in the field. Also, at times, you may want to play some natural sound elements at full volume within the story. This is called opening for NATSOT (“natural sound on tape,” a term left over from the analog era).

Packages are designed to play start to finish with no live in-studio contribution beyond an anchor’s introduction. Therefore, good story-telling requires ...

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