Editing, at its heart, means you have a lot of source material from which you need to pull small pieces and assemble into something that conveys a message. Many programs feature a two-window interface with a “source” preview on the left (your original ‘source’ material) and a “timeline” or “output” window on the right (the cut version). Basic editing is as simple as setting an “in” point, an “out” point, and then placing the section of material intelligently into the timeline/sequence.
Non-standardized video metadata is a travesty of the video industry.Third-party solutions seem to be the only option.Software-specific metadata input works well in a predetermined and closed workflow. iXML audio metadata from a sound recordists file means track labeling. This is important
These can be customized if you prefer the conventions of another NLE or wish to add your own. Either way, get used to keyboard editing. Here are what I consider the top keyboard shortcuts to memorize:
You don’t have to use Resolve. Two different methods allow transferring an edit from another NLE: XML and EDL
An XML is far superior as an EDL contains only basic edit information.
Fairlight tracks are divided into “lanes”.