CHAPTER 16 ONLINE EDITING
As we have already seen in Chapter 14, an online edit can be completed on a linear tape, a digital tape or a digital desktop system. An online edit is principally a picture edit. But if the soundtracks are relatively simple you can also mix your final soundtrack in the online as well. If they are at all complex, it is far better to mix the sound in a dubbing theatre after the online. Post-production sound is dealt with in the next chapter.
We have also covered the online process – assembling all the pictures in an autoconform using an EDL derived from the offline, checking picture quality and adding captions. In this chapter we shall be looking at some of the visual effects available in an online.