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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures by John Purcell

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CHAPTER 6

Burn-Ins, File Names, and Backups

There are many quality-of-life matters you can address as you set up your editing realm, some that will make editing easier and others that will protect you from disaster. Developing a sensible file-naming system will make for happier editing—and your colleagues will know which of your sessions to use when you’re not available. A smart backup system will avert the worst of disasters and help you to sleep at night. And intelligently preparing your videotapes will reduce errors and save time.

Some of the processes described in this chapter will be handled by an assistant, if you have any luck at all, but there will be times you need to handle them on your own. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to know what your assistant ...

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