Editing a video together is a bit like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, with so many pieces to choose from. Editors use a variety of techniques to create a sequence and here are a few of them.

A ‘cut’ is an edit where a shot or sound byte follows the other in a sequence, without a transitional effect.

In digital editing applications, this basic edit is represented by the symbol of a razor blade or scissors, much like the tool applied by editors that use traditional methods of cutting film scenes together.

A transitional effect can be a dissolve. This is where a shot or sound byte slowly disappears, while the next shot or sound byte emerges at the same time.

Another example of a transitional effect is a wipe, similar to a dissolve, except there is a distinct line either horizontal, vertical or at any angle, that wipes from a shot into the next.

Edits, can when used effectively, make quite a difference to any production.

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Postproduction is the final link between the production phases of a video to its broadcast via the web, social media or big screen. The process of editing or montage is crucial to presenting visuals, words and sounds that are both entertaining and informative. I am going to be talking about some interesting topics with a bit of trivia thrown in.

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