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The Videomaker Guide to Video Production, 5th Edition by Videomaker

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47 Optimizing Edit Organization

Peter Zunitch

Figure 47-1

Figure 47-1

Organization is the key to a speedy, efficient and enjoyable edit. You know it; I know it. Every click, every drag of the mouse wastes time, and you certainly don’t need to constantly waste your time and your client’s money searching for a clip that should be at your fingertips. The time you waste hunting for footage is better spent tweaking and experimenting creatively. Proper labeling and placement of your material means you’ll be able to retrieve it quicker. Knowing where a clip is at any given moment lets you achieve great speed and meet deadlines others will perceive as impossible. ...

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