c. Gather all the original tapes.
Fast forward and rewind the tapes to
set tape tension.
d. Remove the red button from all the tapes except the slave tape to
prevent accidental erasure of the slave tape.
e. Make a shot sheet for all the tapes.
Include information such as:
(1) Video quality (good, bad, fair)
(2) Audio quality (good, bad, fair)
(3) Type of shot (LS, MCU, CU, etc.)
(4) Annotate the length of each scene
(5) Location of each scene on the tape
(6) Ensure each shot is related to the script
NOTE: Mark all the tapes, tape cases, and shot sheets
clearly. This will speed up the editing process.
f. Read and become familiar with the script to ensure that each scene
has been recorded.
Often, inexperienced editors start editing without
knowing the content of the script or even the tape.
If the production
requires extensive editing, the editor may spend most of the time searching
for footage which may not even be on the tape.
To edit in the ASSEMBLE mode, follow the steps listed below:
a. Perform steps listed previously in paragraphs 2a through f.
b. Load VCRs with appropriate tapes.
c. Record color bars with tone and title slate.
Refer to your unit's
SOP. If no SOP exists, follow d through l below.
d. Record 1 minute of color bars with a 1 kHz tone, then record 10
seconds of black.
e. Select ASSEMBLE mode on the ECU.
f. Locate the desired edit in point on the player and the recorder
using the PLAY or SEARCH dial knob.
Engage the STILL mode after locating
the starting points.
g. Press the IN and ENTRY buttons simultaneously on the player and
recorder side of the ECU.
Both entry-in indicators should be lit without