3. Electronic editing. Today, electronic editing is the newest method and
offers great flexibility to the editors.
It also eliminates most of the
problems associated with mechanical editing such as, adding cement to the
tape, or cutting and splicing the tape at the right angles.
editing systems allow the interfacing of the actual editing equipment with
Programmable or computer-assisted editing systems are much more complex, but
enable the editor to accomplish a wide variety of edits in one single take.
Electronic editing is accomplished by transferring live or prerecorded
material electronically from one source to another.
Both splicing and
electronic editing methods are reliable; however, some advantages and
disadvantages to the editors are listed below: