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The Film Editing Room Handbook: How to Tame the Chaos of the Editing Room, Fourth Edition by Norman Hollyn

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4. Shooting

The actual process of production is going through tremendous changes today. Crews may be shooting on 16mm or 35mm film, or they may be capturing on video. If they are shooting video (either digital or analog), they may be recording to tape or directly to some kind of computer file format. Regardless, everything that we do in the editing room today goes through digital video in some way, no matter what the final finishing format is going to be.

The big difference between film and video formats is that film generally moves through a projector at either 24 or 25 frames per second. It is either 16mm, 35mm, or 70mm wide. And that’s it.

Video is another story entirely. There are more video formats than any one person can possibly keep ...

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