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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #1
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NLE Textbook Recommendation?

Is there a text book that talks about the principles of Non-linear editing without getting specific with a certain brand of software?

It would be a drag to have to explain six different ways to do a cross-fade, for example, hehe.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #2
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I have Robert Goodman's "Editing Digital Video" and can recommend it as a good text about editing principles which is not tied to any NLE platform in particular. Available through our Amazon Store here:

http://astore.amazon.com/din0a-20/de...722088-7151139
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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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Old February 16th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #4
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Thanks...I ordered a copy of the Goodman/McGrath book.

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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #5
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Walter Murch's book, the name escapes me.

It's not a textbook and it has rants and raves, but there is definitely some gold in it.
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Old April 24th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #6
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I have Robert Goodman's "Editing Digital Video" and can recommend it as a good text about editing principles which is not tied to any NLE platform in particular.
+1 A great book, I went through it in a weekend and it gave me all the basics.

Agree with another poster about Transitions, it is a great read - though not a textbook (no exercises, etc).
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Old April 25th, 2008, 01:18 AM   #7
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I think it's called "The Blink of an Eye"

And it's pretty decent, but a little more "philosophical" to be used as a textbook.

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Old April 27th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #8
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Seems to me you just want a good book on editing in general. Does anyone do linear editing anymore? I used to do linear editing back in the day (circa 85) on the Sony RM-440. Looking back, what a pain in the butt that was. Thank God for Final Cut Pro and the like.
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