Join Maxim Jago for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding picture lock, part of EPK Editing: 2 Creative Editing and Fine-Tuning.
…I'd just like to take a moment to mention the concept of picture lock,…which I know has become a sort of a bad…name amongst the manufacturers of non-linear editing technology.…Essentially, the idea of picture lock is that we reach a point in the edit…where no more frames are going to be added and no frames are going to be removed.…So, if I zoom in on my timeline a little here,…you can see, let's say, we know this is the cut point.…There's not going to be any adjustments to this.…
We're agreed.…We're going to sign off.…That is the cut point for this content.…We know the duration of the program and…we are effectively done in terms of the video content in our material.…We're still going to work on the special effects, we're still going to…work on our audio and of course our graphics, any kind of animation.…But these are the frames of content that are going to be included in our…finished video.…Now, the benefit of establishing picture lock as a concept, is that it…actually opens up quite a lot of really useful, special effect work-flows, and…
In the previous installment of EPK Editing Workflows, Maxim Jago showed you how to ingest media and build a basic assembly edit from your favorite shots. Here you'll take that rough cut and fine-tune it using a number of industry-standard trimming techniques that work in just about every nonlinear editing system. You'll learn how to take your edited sequence from an assembly to a precise cut, with temporary effects and transitions that will help you nail down the final visual look of your video.
- Establishing the starting point
- Stripping out content from the assembly cut
- Editing quickly with keyboard shortcuts
- Advanced trimming techniques
- Trimming with the JKL technique
- Adding placeholder transitions and effects
- Achieving picture lock