The manufacturing of editing equipment has revolved around two main operating protocols that can be divided into two eras separated by the advent of digital editing. The period prior to this is referred to as the analogue era and consisted of three procedures: recording, copying and editing. Magnetic tapes were used to record images and sounds and later served as the source for linear editing, which consisted of three different systems: cut editing, A/B roll and offline editing. The conversion to digital did not take place immediately nor at all levels of production. The first to appear were the digital editing systems. However, the original material continued to be recorded on analogue ...

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