Chapter 16

Video Production

Video Production Basics

Most modern video editing software works similarly to an audio DAW program, with multiple tracks containing video and audio clips. Video plug-ins are used to change the appearance of video clips in the same manner as audio plug-ins modify audio. And just like a DAW, when a project is finished it’s rendered by the software to a media file, ready for viewing, streaming online, or burning to a DVD or Blu-ray disk.

Modern video production software uses a paradigm called nonlinear editing, which means you can jump to any arbitrary place on the timeline to view and edit the clips. This is in contrast to the older style of video editing using tape that runs linearly from start to finish, where editing ...

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