off-line editing



  • noun an editing process in which copies of an original sound tape or videotape are used, cut, and edited to create an EDL that is then used in an online editing suite to automatically assemble all the sectors of the tape according to the instructions in the EDL

Media Studies

  • noun the process of editing a film using a copy rather than the original recording. It does not result in a final copy for broadcast but uses cheaper equipment and so editors can take more time to decide how the final on-line edit should be done.