5.1 Reviewing material

Having acquired your material, how do you transfer it all onto your computer?

Most material will have to be copied, in real time, through the sound card of your computer, preferably using the digital inputs when the source is digital to preserve the best quality.

You should not waste this time, for it is now that you can review the material and make notes. You can save time where you know that things were redone, by skipping the false takes. This is especially easy if you have a note of ident points if you were using DAT or Minidisc.

Your notes should have a convention so that they mean something to you several days (or weeks) later. Write down who the speaker is and what tape or disc they are recorded on – ...

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