Linear Video Editing (Tape to Tape)
This tutorial will show you how to edit from one video tape to another. You will need:
- Two VCRs (video tape machines), preferably with AV (audio and video) outputs. If you don't have AV outputs, you can use the RF (aerial) outputs instead.
Note: If you only have one VCR, you can use a camcorder as the second VCR.
- At least one video monitor, but preferably two. Professional monitors are best but you can use televisions if necessary.
- Connecting cables.
- The tapes(s) you wish to edit and a blank tape to edit onto (this will become the master tape).
About Linear Editing
Linear editing was the original video tape editing method, before non-linear editing computers became available in the 1990s. These days, many people consider linear editing to be obsolete. Although non-linear editing is the preferred method for most projects, linear editing still has a place. See Linear vs Non Linear Editing for more information.
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