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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures by John Purcell

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CHAPTER 9

Getting Started on Dialogue Editing

You have all the materials you need, or at least everything you’ll ever get. Now you have to organize your workspace. There’s a huge temptation to dive in and get to work, but dialogue editing is a process that benefits handsomely from good preparation. A little time spent now will pay off manifold. I promise.

Different jobs require their own approaches, but here is a pretty reliable list of what you need to do to prepare each reel’s session for editing. Each task will be discussed in detail later.

Sync the OMF1 and the auto-assembly (postconform) to the guide track.

Copy the auto-assembly tracks. Disable and hide the OMF and the auto-assembly copies.

Remove redundant dual mono regions. ...

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