The term video editing can refer to: The process of manipulating video images. Once the province of expensive machines called video editors, video editing software is now available for personal computers and workstations. Video editing includes cutting segments (trimming), re-sequencing clips, and adding transitions and other Special Effects.

  • Linear video editing, using video tapeand is edited in a very linear way. Several video clips from different tapes are recorded to one single tape in the order that they will appear.
  • Non-linear editing system(NLE), This is edited on computers with specialised software. These are non destructive to the video being edited and use programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Avid.
  • Offline editingis the process in which raw footage is copied from an original source, without affecting the original film stock or video tape. Once the editing has been completely edited, the original media is then re-assembled in the online editing
  • Online editingis the process of reassembling the edit to full resolution video after an offline edit has been performed and is done in the final stage of a video production.
  • Vision mixing, when working within live televisionand video production A vision mixer is used to cut live feed coming from several cameras in real time.