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Video editing is the process of taking video images and manipulating (editing) them. This often entails using software and various types of programs to arrange video clips, manipulate time, add effects, and include different sounds. In the context of writing across media, video editing is a way of creating finished videos that strategically and successfully discuss an argument or have desired consequences.
Definition and History Edit
- 1870: Invention of celluloid film by Thomas Edison and William Dickson to use on their Kinetograph
- 1900s: First movie with multiple scenes through the use of scissors and take to compile multiple shots.
- 1916: Color film began to emerge
- 1924: First film editing machine created (the Moviola)
- 1934: First person was awarded for film editing on the Oscars
- 1956: First video tape recorder
- 1958: New editing method used to edit films with no visible frame
- 1960: Emergence of editing tables
- 1961: Video editors are now able to diligently control the video editing through timecodes; film and tapes can now be edited without cutting out segments.
- 1980s: Emergence of non-linear film editing
The following is a list of programs used for video editing.
Windows Live Movie Maker (Microsoft)
Pinnacle Studio (Pinnacle Systems)
Pemiere Pro (Adobe)
Vegas Pro (Sony Creative Software)
Apple iMovie (Apple)
Final Cut Pro (Apple)
Movie Edit Pro (Magix)
Further Readings Edit
- Film Editing Glossary
This page lists the different film editing terms
- College Film and Media Studies
This page talks about and provides different examples of film editing
- Evolution of Film from 1878 to 2014
This page shows a video that provides snippets of videos from different periods of time.
This website shows the different film technology and how it has evolved over the years
- Oscar Best Film Editing Winners
This website shows a list of everyone who has won the Oscars for film editing