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Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express by Charles Roberts

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7 Getting Your ProjectOut of Final Cut Express

There are two basic ways of sending your material back out to the DV deck to record onto DV tape. We call such copies master copies because they come directly off of the editing station in the first-generation dub and are therefore of the highest quality. Actually, the term originated with analog recording systems and is less relevant for Firewire DV editors these days, because the master copy you record out through Firewire to DV tape can then be duplicated to other DV tapes with no generational loss. Thus, any digital copy or dub you make of the first generation can still be considered “first generation.” But we still cling to the term, because it means that this is a finished copy that ...

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