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Chapter 1. Creating Watchable Video > Developing Strong Nonlinear Editing Skill...

Developing Strong Nonlinear Editing Skills

A great tool, like our metaphorical hammer, does little good if you don't know how to use it. The rest of this book will give you the details. Even while you're shooting, however, you should understand Studio's most valuable capability so that you can make the best use of this tool.

Simply stated, Studio, like all computer-based video editors, is a nonlinear tool, which means that you can move video scenes around freely, like checkers on a checkerboard. Consider Figure 1.1. At the upper left is the Video Album, which contains the scenes in the order that I shot them and later captured them on my hard disk. At the bottom is the Storyboard, where I can assemble all the scenes that I want in the final movie. (I'm jumping ahead a bit here on the interface side; if you want to bone up on Studio's interface elements, you can take a quick look at “Using Edit Mode” in Chapter 2.)


  

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