Definitions for "Linear Editing"
Copying wanted footage from one video tape to another, in any order, end to end for a finished production
editing videotape using two or more VCRs. The original footage is played and only the desired footage is re-recorded onto a master. The master is duplicated for distribution
also known as analog editing. Editing analog video in a linear fashion, adding one image after another into a long string of video cuts. The disadvantage of linear editing is that if you change the length of a cut five minutes into a thirty-minute infomercial, you then have to re-edit everything that followed the change.