Completion Program w/ simplified Sound Track
by James Jaeger

You must use this exact program to complete your picture in the tape universe if you originated on film (single system or double system). Any other program will result in higher expense.

1. Sync wild auxiliary backup sound onto 1/4" timecoded audio track and erase old production audio so that the 1/4" is in half track mode. This first step is only necessary in the event anything went wrong with your primary production audio, whether single system or double system. Paul Gibbons, using an oscilloscope, developed this amazing technique that works perfectly.

2. Check the 1" and the 3/4" tapes to verify that they have proper timecodes.

3. Layback all 1/4" sound onto 3/4" video cassettes (and onto the 1" if feasible at the time).

4. Edit the beginning of the show, including the titles, at a 3/4" studio with: 3- VTRs, 2 - TBCs, 1- editing system, 1- video board including a luminance keyer and a colorizer (optional).

5. Edit the end titles at the same studio making sure that these end titles are put on a separate cassette.

6. Finish editing the show onto the footage started in #4 above. This will give a 2G Master. (Cuts only system)

7. Add the end title piece to the 2G Master. (Cuts only system) The tail piece with titles will be 3G.

8. Make a copy of the completed Master and burn the timecode into the picture.

9. Blend walla and source music onto a cassette (or 1/4" audio tape).

10. Re-record the blended track in #9 above onto the 2G Master onto track 2 (thus erasing the timecode).

11. Pull demo tape copies from the 2G Master with the new sound.

13. Make an edit list from the copy with the timecode burned into the picture window.

13a. Layback audio onto the 1" (if not already done so in step #3 above).

13b. Assemble the 1" in accordance with the edit list derived from the 3/4" copy.

13c. Superimpose the titles onto the 1" thus getting a 3G Master on the 1".

13d. Pull audio off the assembled 1" (2G Master) and lay it onto a 16 trk audio tape.

13e. Go to #14.

14. The ideal scene is to simultaneously assemble the timecoded 1" video tape and the 1/4" audio tape. Assemble the 1/4" onto a 16 track tape and while assembling the 1" key the titles into the picture thus ending up with a 2G Master and a 16 track audio tape. If this is not possible, perform the following steps:

15. Have a sweetening session.

16. Layback sweetened 16 trk onto the 1" Master.

17. Strike release tapes.

Non-Linear Systems

At this time non-linear systems, such as the AVID, are becoming as standard as editing film on tape been for the past several years.

For questions or consulting on the above or current technology, contact BackBone Enterprises at 800/576-2001.

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