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|After the sound track has been mixed in a dubbing theatre, it has to be laid back onto the master picture videotape.
|One of the
original non-linear editing systems and developed in Britain. Its
interface was cleverly designed to make editors familiar with film feel
comfortable with a transition to computer based editing.
A clever idea, but one that was doomed to be less appealing in the long term as 'film' editors were replaced with tape off-line and computer literate editors. It has not been updated as often as Avid, but still has some fans.
|Sound tone on front of tape, used to check that heads, amplifier etc are set up correctly.
|A few years
ago, the usual way to get a piece of film or tape to repeat itself was
to make a loop, that went round and round until it finally wore itself
out. Short lengths of 'atmos track' would be looped, so that every scene
had an atmosphere that could be used in the dubbing theatre. In these
digital days, the same result can be obtained better and quicker by
See also ADR.