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Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film, 2nd Edition by Susan Spohr, Barbara Clark

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7   On-Line Editing

Lies Producers Tell Editors

1.

It’s pretty simple. It should only take an hour.

2.

I’m positive we’ve got this shot on another tape.

3.

I’ve never had this problem at any other facility.

4.

I thought you’d be able to just paint it out.

Lies Editors Tell Producers

1.

I’ll fill out the paperwork tomorrow.

2.

Oh, don’t go by that monitor.

3.

It’s on the source tape.

4.

I think it looks just fine.

On-line editing is the electronic equivalent of negative cutting. This process is used if you will not be cutting negative or if you are not cutting your negative until after you deliver a finished videotape version. Sometimes an on-line is necessary to provide the promotional department with advertising material ...

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