Chapter 5:Cut Lists

A cut list is a printed version of the edit decisions. It contains key or ink numbers, time code from the master videotape edit, and information about the original camera and sound rolls used in the cut. Cut lists are normally used for picture only, unless the audio is transferred to mag stock and ink numbered. For audio, an edit decision list (EDL) is assembled using SMPTE time code as a reference. There are two common reasons to create a cut list: to conform a workprint, or to send to a negative cutter.

Negative Cutters

If the editor is not experienced at negative cutting, he or she will have to send a cut list out to another person. One of the basic principals of working on a motion picture is that if something goes out, ...

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