INTRODUCTION TO VIDEO TAPE EDITING AND
Video tape editing is one of the most difficult skills you'll learn as a TV
Production Specialist, but it is also one of the most rewarding aspects of
any TV production.
To be proficient in video tape editing, certain
requirements must be met before starting the editing process.
editor must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all the key terms
and principles used in all aspects of television production; second, the
editor must understand the job of the camera operator; and third, the editor
must effectively operate the equipment used in video tape editing.
In the television production field, it is important that you become
proficient as an editor as well as a camera operator. By becoming skilled
in both areas, you can shoot your footage with the eye of an editor and also
edit the footage with skill and precision.
Lesson 1 of this subcourse covers key terms, principles, and techniques
needed to become an effective video tape editor. Lesson 2 covers the entire
editing process and lists the procedures for video tape editing. Although
equipment is not required in this subcourse, the information provided to you
is essential during video tape editing. We recommend that you familiarize
yourself with the actual equipment as soon as possible. Lesson 3 covers the