Chapter 9


Computer-based workstations, either those based on picture editing with a sound component or those specifically designed for audio editing called digital audio workstations (DAWs), have revolutionized sound editing for movies and videos over the last two decades. There are several differences between analog and digital approaches that make the productivity of digital audio editing much higher compared to razor-blade editing of audio tape or film.

Non-Linear Editing

The first of these is the non-linear nature of computer-based editing. The term non-linear in this case refers to the way that the main storage mechanism, the hard disk drive in most cases, combined with the editing system software, basically works. It works rather ...

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