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Mastering Multi-Camera Techniques by Mitch Jacobson

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TAPE LABELING AND SCENE NUMBERING SYSTEMS

An unlabeled tape is a lost tape.

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In this chapter, we'll look at some common ways of organizing multicam projects, from shooting formats and editing codecs to labeling and managing systems for tapes and digital media.

All editors, producers, and directors have their own methods for labeling tapes. Some call them by camera 1, camera2, camera 3, or camera A, camera B, camera C—it doesn't matter how you do it but simply that it's done. Do not take labeling lightly—it's the backbone of an organized show. And never forget the old expression, “An unlabeled tape is a lost tape.”

Figure 2.1 Prelabeled ...

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