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PC Audio Editing with Adobe Audition 2.0 by Roger Derry

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5

Quarrying material

5.1 Introduction

Returning to base with material of exactly the right duration and needing no editing is a rare occurrence. If your recording is of a continuous event then simply cutting it to time is all that is required.

With unscripted speech-based items, you can return with substantially more than you will ever use, especially if you have recorded a series of interviews which you plan to ‘quarry’ out as extracts, rather than use them complete.

However, I cannot stress too much that the very best way to edit an interview is to have asked the right questions in the first place! A well-structured interview will also be easier to edit for duration. However, circumstances can force returning with far too much material, especially ...

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