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Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures, 2nd Edition by John Purcell

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Preface to the Second Edition

 

 

In December 2004, Sony made its last portable DAT recorder for sale outside Japan. This seemingly insignificant event marked the end of a pivotal era in motion picture sound. Film's final transition from analogue to digital sound was complete. For 20 years, DAT provided a bridge between Nagra and Cantar, between analogue tape and digital hard disk recorders. Our embrace of this format, however ambivalent, enabled us to adjust to the digital world. These two decades gave the industry time to change its culture, not just its technology.

At the same time, cinematography was moving from film to Digital Cinema, an image format with a resolution and “look” that rivals film. Extremely high-resolution cameras and all-digital ...

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