Edit decision lists
As stated earlier, EDLs are one of the options of output from a nonlinear system. This is still a popular way of working. That is, a Sow-cost nonlinear system performs the off-line edit and an EDL is generated and sent with the source tapes to the on-line linear tape edit suite for finishing or auto-conforming. All professional nonlinear systems offer the ability to generate EDLs. Some use stand-alone software packages and others have integrated applications. Whichever is available, certain guidelines need to be followed. If not, there is the risk that the on-line edit will become an expensive and embarrassing exercise.
If working on a programme which is going to be edited as an off-line project and subsequently ...