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PC Audio Editing, 2nd Edition by Roger Derry

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7

Quarrying material

7.1 Introduction

Returning to base with material of exactly the right duration and needing no editing is a rare occurrence. If your recording is of a continuous event, then simply cutting it to time is all that is required.

With unscripted speech-based items you can return with substantially more than you will ever use, especially if you have recorded a series of interviews that you plan to ‘quarry’ out as extracts rather than using them complete.

However, it cannot be stressed too much that the very best way to edit an interview is to have asked the right questions in the first place! A well-structured interview will also be easier to edit for duration. However, circumstances can force returning with far too much material, ...

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