1st Edition

Editing Digital Film
Integrating Final Cut Pro, Avid, and Media 100

ISBN 9780240804705
Published April 23, 2001 by Routledge
204 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

At long last, film and video editors are using the same systems to edit their projects, and Editing Digital Film is the guide to show them how to do it. This concise reference provides video and film editors familiar with the Avid, Media 100, and Final Cut Pro systems with crucial information they will need to edit on all three of these systems. In addition to showing film editors and directors working on DV projects how to edit for this new format, this text also clarifies the NLE process to those familiar with traditional film editing.

With its focus on the essentials of integrating nonlinear editing with film, Editing Digital Film is an excellent resource for video editors wishing to edit films, and for film editors wishing to learn how films are integrated into nonlinear systems. With coverage the film cutting process, post production methods, telecine, matchback editing, HDTV, 24P, cutting DV, and all necessary tools to get the job done, this is the perfect guide for those interested in editing digital film.

Table of Contents

Film Post Production Methods, Tools of the Filmmaker, Transfer Prep Methods, Telecine Demystified, Getting It, 24fps editing for NTSC (Avid), 24 fps editing for PAL (Avid), Chapter Eight: Matchback Film Editing for NTSC, Chapter Nine: Matchback Editing for PAL, Cutting DV, Conforming DV to Film, HDTV, 24P and the Future, appendices, Glossary of Film Terms, Film Footage, Conversion Charts, Footage Digitizing Ratios, Bibliography

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Jaime Fowler is the director and creator of Film CampTM (www.filmcamp.com), a controversial learning program where supervised student editors complete low-budget independent feature films. He has been a film and video editor for over 20 years. As a freelance editor, he edited trailers/promotionals for Warner Brothers, Tri-Star, and Lightstorm. He has completed documentaries for director James Cameron, including Under Pressure: The Making of the Abyss, The Making of T2, and edited several seasons of Jeopardy! for Merv Griffin/Sony. The editor for seven Emmy-winning television programs and one of the developers of Avid's Emmy-winning MulticamÔ, Jaime is a well-experienced editor who has served as an editing consultant for over 30 national sitcoms, several major motion pictures, and the Sundance Filmmakers Lab.


"Fowler takes you through every aspect of this process, explaining in fine detail all the paperwork, various prints of film and so forth that are involved in the process." - Charlie White, digitalvideoediting.com

"Along with these cogent explanations, the author offers useful descriptions of aspect ratios of film, the different types of film, and incredibly detailed discussions of edge numbers, key nubmers and lots of other film conventions." - Charlie White, digitalvideoediting.com