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Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 Studio Techniques by Jacob Rosenberg

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Appendix A. Digital Video and Nonlinear Editing Basics

Premiere Pro is a video editing tool that doesn’t edit actual analog video. It manipulates data, just like any other piece of software—data arranged in a format that displays as video, but data all the same. So, how does the video go from analog images into bits of data? To understand, you need to consider how video recording works.

Recording Video

In traditional analog recording, the camera’s electronics convert the information received from the lens into a signal of video. Circular wheels called heads spin and write that signal onto the tape as it passes through them. When the tape is played back in a VCR, the VCR’s heads read the signal from the tape and send the signal through a cable to ...

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