match cut

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In film and video, an edit that appears to show a seamless action by matching the continuity of its subject while changing the camera angle: for example, if a person is struggling to get out of a car, cutting from a close-up at the start of the action to a mid-shot at the end bridges the temporal gap, although the person's posture and movements must be similar in both shots to avoid a jump cut. See also continuity editing.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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