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1. A form of transition used in film editing consisting of an immediate change from one shot to another, traditionally accomplished by physically cutting the film and splicing the shots together. This is the most common form of transition (in semiotic terms ‘unmarked’), and it is virtually unnoticeable to the viewer when the juxtaposed shots follow the conventions of continuity editing. See also cross-cutting; cross dissolve; crossing the line; fade-in; fade-out; intercutting; jump cut; match cut; motivated cut; wipe.

2. The spoken instruction for the camera and sound personnel to cease recording.

3.n. (film and video) A synonym for an edit because the film is edited by being physically cut, cutting being a synonym for the editing process.

4. An ‘assembly’: an ordered presentation of several sequences of shots joined together into a form that represents either an editor's draft of all or part of a film or TV programme (as in rough cut), or what is in the director's or editor's opinion a finished version of the film or programme (final cut): see also director's cut.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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