THEORY OF VIDEO TAPE EDITING
Identify the principles which best describe video tape editing procedures
and select and describe the techniques used during editing.
Given material related to video tape editing and equipment.
Demonstrate competency of the task skills and knowledge by responding
correctly to 80 percent of the multiple-choice test questions pertaining to
the theory of video tape editing.
Learning Event 1:
IDENTIFY THE PRINCIPLES WHICH BEST DESCRIBE VIDEO TAPE EDITING PROCEDURES
1. Goal. The primary goal of video tape editing is to tell the story with
clarity and impact.
A well-edited program flows in a logical, well-paced
manner, maintains audience interest, follows the script, and fulfills the
sound and visual requirements of the producer.
Timing and tempo are
critical factors during video tape editing. The editor must consider timing
because the final product must meet exact timing requirements for airing.
It is important that the story be told in the minimum amount of time. The
editor must also consider tempo because it may change according to the mood
established by the program.
2. Splicing editing. One of the earliest methods used to edit video tape
was accomplished on the early quad head broadcast recorders. It was done by
physically cutting and splicing parts of the video tape together.
editor would find the point to be cut and then paint a special solution
directly onto the tape. The editor could then see the actual video tracks
by using a special magnifying glass. The editor would then use a cutting
instrument to cut the tape; then locate the next edit point and repeat the
process until all the necessary cuts were made. Then the pieces were joined
together by using a special splicing tape.