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The Filmmaker's Guide to Final Cut Pro Workflow by Dale Angell

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6 Finishing on Digital Video, the Online Edit

Finishing on Digital Video

The basic workflow for digital video finishing consists of several stages including a pre-editing phase where all the necessary elements are brought into the project as edit-ready digital files. In this phase, if there are film elements, they are transferred to digital video (telecine). Sound not already combined with picture is prepared and digitized as necessary and synchronized with the picture elements. In some workflows, color is corrected in this phase; in other workflows, it is corrected later. On some projects, frame rates will be adjusted to match shooting frame rates; on most, it will not.

Once the elements are all ready to edit, the off-line edit is performed. ...

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