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Thread: Getting roasted for my view "Why edit video at all"

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    Default Getting roasted for my view "Why edit video at all"

    I've been doing mpeg video for 3 years now.
    with next to no editing.

    People buy camcorders, to shoot and view video
    not to learn more complex software while sitting
    in front of a computer.

    I'm sure there is the odd sole out there that agrees with me.
    Maybe even add a few new points to make my case.

    Here is the link
    http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=291143

    3 years doing video, you pick up a lot of tricks.
    Is it uncut nature video or a fabrication? To edit or not.

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    Default Re: Getting roasted for my view "Why edit video at all&

    Quote Originally Posted by SpectateSwamp
    People buy camcorders, to shoot and view video
    not to learn more complex software while sitting
    in front of a computer.
    I'm sure you're right. But I am also equally sure that the more adventurous mind will strive to improve, create and expand their footage into something better than they shot originally. It's the same as going through a batch of photographs and chucking some away so the next person sees only the best. That is editing too of course.

    A strange debate to prompt on a forum devoted to editing, but you will no doubt be seeing some replies.

    Note also that by only shooting some scenes as opposed to others, you are editing by default as well. The role of an editor takes many forms.

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    Default Re: Getting roasted for my view "Why edit video at all&

    Quote Originally Posted by Turn Media
    A strange debate to prompt on a forum devoted to editing, but you will no dount be seeing some replies.
    My thoughts exactly, Andy. I'm sure it has a place, this non-editing approach, however, attempoting to justify/promote it on a video editing forum (or two) will find people simply assuming it's a troll post.

    The only one likely to read the post are video editors so a thread of that ilk will likely just be seen as "fighting words" I'm afraid.

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    When I don't spend any time editing.
    I can just shoot and shoot video. DVD storage being so inexpensive.

    I replace the video at the following FREE video hosting site Regularly
    very regularly

    http://www.dropshots.com/spectateswamp

    I easily shoot 10 times as much video,
    as anyone professing to do much editing.

    When you shoot that much more,
    the "Law of Averages" comes into play.
    You will just get more good video by doing it this way.

    Less editing = more video
    Is it uncut nature video or a fabrication? To edit or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpectateSwamp
    I easily shoot 10 times as much video,
    as anyone professing to do much editing
    Never mind the quality, feel the width? Not for me.

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    Like anything else practice makes perfect.
    People tend to get good at things, they do lots of.
    Be it shooting video, or editing it.

    No amount of editing can carry poor video.
    Good video doesn't need editing.
    Is it uncut nature video or a fabrication? To edit or not.

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    Ok, I'm already bored with this go nowhere topic so my last word is.....
    Quote Originally Posted by SpectateSwamp
    No amount of editing can carry poor video.
    Good video doesn't need editing.
    Not true in either statement.

    We'll have to agree to disagree, sorry, and good luck doing it your way. This could be a valid debate, but I've a feeling it's just going to go around and around and around in an ever decreasing circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpectateSwamp
    Like anything else practice makes perfect.
    People tend to get good at things, they do lots of.
    Be it shooting video, or editing it.

    No amount of editing can carry poor video.
    Good video doesn't need editing.


    You're a very silly man and I'm not going to bother speaking to you.

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    The only concievable reason for your post would be promotion of the URL you pimp in your second post.

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    I aim for good video and good editing. Each done well in symbiosis is clearly greater than either on thier own. To debate this is futile.

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