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CHAPTER 15. Editing > 15.9 Selecting Required Sections - Pg. 356

356 Video Production Handbook 15.7 ORGANIzATION editing provides ways of correcting and improving the final production: n n n sequences that are uninteresting, irrelevant, or repetitious can be removed or shortened. errors can be corrected by omitting faulty sections and inserting retakes. the overall duration of the project can be adjusted. 15.8 EDITING BEGINS editing begins with sorting through the available material and doing the following: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. selecting the required shots deciding on the order and duration of each shot deciding on the edit point (when one shot is to end and the next is to begin) deciding on the proper type of transition between shots creating smooth, seamless video and audio continuity let's look at these points in more detail. 15.9 SELECTING REqUIRED SECTIONS it is a normal practice to shoot more than can be used. this is referred to as the "shooting ratio"; only one-tenth or one-twentieth of the total material shot might actually be used in the final edited version. that is partly because they cannot always take the time to check results while shooting and partly to give more choice during editing. Because the video can be immediately checked for quality, the director usually knows when the needed material has been shot. when the shooting is finally complete, it is time to review the footage. generally, the following is found: n n n n n good shots that can easily be used shots that cannot be used because of defects or errors of various types repeated shots (retakes to achieve the best version) redundant shots (too similar to others to use) Jic shots (shots taken "just-in-case" they might be useful as cutaways or insert shots/pickups during editing) so the first stage of editing is to sort out what is available to use and what is not needed. once the shots are chosen, the next step is to decide on the order in which they will be presented. 15.10 THE ORDER OF SHOTS to edit successfully, the editor needs to imagine being in the position of the audience. the viewers are seeing a succession of shots, one after another, for