Future of Digital Video Editing

Digital video editing is the future, and the future is now. Without a doubt, digital video editing is a technological advancement of huge proportions, but we must not lose sight that it is not an advancement in the art of editing, but rather a monumental advancement in the tools available to the editor. Film, tape and digital video editing are different formats in which the editor works, but the basic art of editing remains the same. Editing is taking visual and audio and arranging them in a concise orderly manner in order to tell an entertaining story. That process takes place in editing any of the formats mentioned above.When film first became available, picture was cut with a pair of scissors and then the spliced together with glue on a hot splicer. Later on the technology changed and clear tape was used to join the cuts. After the editing was done on the work print and everyone was satisfied with the editing, the negative was cut to match the work print and hot spliced together. From the cut negative, prints were made that were projected in the theatres. In those days, music was added by a piano player in the theatre as the movie was projected on the screen. When sound came to the movies, the audio tracks were cut just like the picture and printed on the edge of the film when the prints were composited.Video tape was the next major advancement in editing but in essence it was not very different from film. It was still a physical delivery system for the video image. The process remained the same: edit the project, lock it down and then lay down from the master tape.Digital video editing brought a totally unique ability to edit and finish your project at the same time. Unlike video which lost quality as copies were laid down, the digital process lost nothing. If you were editing in the best quality mode, your project was complete when you were done with your editing session. All you had to do was convert the file if you were putting it on the internet, or out put your project to DVD and you are finished with perfect (no quality loss) copy.Digital video editing provides the editor with the tools to title, create effects, color correct and more all in the same session. Digital editing is the biggest addition to the tool box since the creation of the moving picture started the whole process. Digital video editing has opened the door to affordable editing for anyone that can afford a computer. Home movies will never be the same again, thanks to digital video editing.

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Ever Wonder How Wooden Game Boards Got Started?

With the fast paced games that are available to kids and adults on the newest video game systems, it is a wonder that anyone was ever satisfied with the good old classic Wooden Game Boards like Chinese checkers and Chess. These games have been around for a long time, and they are still enjoyed today by many. Unfortunately, many kids will never experience the strategy and skill involved in learning these games because they are so fascinated with technology. While some people do play these games online, it is not the same experience as sitting across the table from someone and playing a game with them.The history of the classic Wooden Game Boards can be traced back to the earliest centuries. There are different theories about where the game of Chess started. Some researchers think it dates back to India in the sixth century, and others trace the origins of the game to China in the tenth century. Regardless of who is correct, the game has a long history which is what makes it one of the most interesting to play today. It is a game that has really withstood the test of time with players.There is also a game called Shaturanga which was created in the sixth century in India. This game involved four teams working against each other in a battle. The pieces, movements and strategies were very similar to those we see in Chess today. This is one of the most widely believed theories about where Chess really started. There is another of the most popular Wooden Board Games that traces its history back to China in the 8th century. We know the game as Chinese checkers today.Being one of the most popular Wooden Game Boards of all time, the game of Chinese checkers was first referenced in 847 AD in China. The game has retained its popularity for so many years because the movements of the pieces are very unique. They move on points designated on the board, and if the game comes to a stalemate, the player that cannot move simply loses their piece which keeps the game moving. This game has often been recognized as the most popular board game in the world.Chinese Checkers is a great alternative to video games and can be introduced at age six and up. The game can be enjoyed by all family members and is a way for kids to build relationships while learning problem solving skills.

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