Video Editing Techniques

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Before learning the background on editing videos, I did not know there were so many ways to edit. I felt like I was in a new world reading up on its terminology and different editing techniques.

Before you were able randomly edit any scene there was Linear Video Editing. Linear video editing is the process where editing is done step by step and in order in the sequence of its final Master film. Basically this is where you must edit everything in order from beginning to end. This is opposite from nonlinear video editing for a many of reasons. The non linear video editing method is being able to edit which ever scene you want in any order you want.

There are pros and cons to both linear and nonlinear video editing. Based on Research motionelements.com, benefits of linear editing include it’s cheaper on your pockets but but has a risk of lower-quality as opposed to non-linear video editing. Though nonlinear might cost you twice as much you keep your flexibility different scenes and change. They both have great features to them, but nonlinear editing is more common is today’s world because of today’s software.

There is also offline and real time video editing. To put it simply put it. Offline editing is editing after filming not on the original but a duplicate. Real time editing is while shooting thru different cameras. These types of  compliment each other by being able to capture the film from different angle and then able to do final edits offline. For instance, if you are shoot an action scene, you might not want to just do it with one angle. Then you would take all the footage and make edits after filming. They both help create the final production.

Technopedia best described batch processing as a way to do a task with a less human contact. For example, with video editing you would use computer software to edit your piece, but instead of you doing the majority of editing you would tell the computer want actions you wanted done, and allow it to process the actions commanded. Project trimming is a way to clip the beginning or the end of films. This eliminates any unnecessary images in your film. You do this to help keep your audience  in your video.

With all of these techniques, it makes the video production run smooth.

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