Editing is the final stage of Electronic News Gathering/
Electronic Field Production (ENG/EFP). When the final scene is on tape, you
can assess your work, Smooth out the rough areas, and play up the good
Video tape editing is defined as the technique of
assembling, rearranging, inserting and deleting audio and video material.
Of the different methods available for electronic editing, assemble and
insert are the most widely used.
6. ASSEMBLE Mode. The ASSEMBLE mode, also referred to as assemble editing,
allows you to edit audio and video in order, or in uninterrupted sequences.
In other words, it is the successive addition of audio and video material
from the beginning to the end of the program. When in the assemble mode,
the slave (or second VTR) records a new control track each time an edit is
made (fig 1-2).
In this edited sequence, you record scene one with its
respective control track, then stop. At the end of this first scene, record
the beginning of the second scene, plus the new control track, then the
third, and the fourth, and so on until the program is completed.
notice the use of the basic shot sequences; long, medium, close-up, and then
the re-establish shot.
Assemble editing sequence
a. A problem encountered in the assemble mode is sync roll or a
momentary tear of the picture at the end of each edit. This occurs because
each tape or tapes dubbed onto the master also transfers its own control
track. Unfortunately, the control track does not always achieve continuity
with the track dubbed on the previous edit.
(1) One way to correct the sync roll is to allow the tape to run
about 5 seconds beyond your edit out point. Then lay the next edit in point
about 1/2 second after the previous edit out point.