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Real World Digital Video, Second Edition by Gerald Everett Jones, Pete Shaner

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Thinking About Your Digital Editing System

We're going to start by trying to talk you out of building a sophisticated digital video editing system—unless you have some experience with the editing process. Even if you yearn to get hands-on and do the edit yourself, you don't need to load up with thousands of dollars of high-performance computer gear right away. At least read through the rest of this chapter before you decide. Then, if your heart is still set on that shiny new gear, see Appendix B: Selecting and Building an NLE System.

Do You Really Need to Buy One?

If this is your first production, and you have commercial aspirations for it, we'll be blunt: Don't do the edit yourself.

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