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Old March 18th, 2004, 09:04 PM   #1
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Editing techinique: When to use multiple tracks?

Excuse the vagueness of the question; I am a beginner.

I currently put all my video onto one track. It dawned on me that I do not have to do this, but I can not think of any good reason not to. When do you use multiple video tracks?
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Old March 18th, 2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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The best answer I can give: When it is necessary to do so.

For example, if you want to add a title, you will need another video track. If you want to create a picture-in-picture effect, you will need another video track. These are just two of many reasons.
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Old March 19th, 2004, 05:44 AM   #3
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Sometimes it can be handy if you have lengthy segments of two
or more video's / scenes where you cut a lot between those. Then
you don't have to rearrange everything on one track all the time.
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composites.. overlays, titles.. masks... err... effects.. hmm..
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Old March 20th, 2004, 06:55 AM   #5
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