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Editing Definitons

1. Cut to Continuity: A basic cut that maintains a sense of visual continuity.
2. Cut to Action: A cut that follows a character’s action from one shot to the next.
3. Cutaway: A brief shot that temporarily moves away from the main action.
4. Cross-Cut: Alternating between two or more separate scenes or actions.
5. Jump Cut: A jarring cut that disrupts the continuity of time or space.
6. Match Cut: A cut that links two shots by matching a visual or auditory element.
7. Cut-In: A close-up inserted into a wider shot.
8. Cut-Out: The reverse of a cut-in, transitioning from close-up to a wider shot.
9. Fade In: Transition from black to a visible image.
10. Fade Out: Transition from a visible image to black.
11. Dissolve: A gradual transition between two shots where one fades out as the other fades in.
12. Wipe: One shot pushes another out of the frame.
13. Iris In/Iris Out: A circle or ellipse opens or closes to reveal or obscure the shot.
14. Smash Cut: A sudden, abrupt cut for dramatic effect.
15. L Cut: Audio from the previous shot continues into the following shot.
16. J Cut: Audio from the following shot precedes the visual transition.
17. Shot-Reverse Shot: Alternating between two characters in conversation.
18. Parallel Editing: Cutting between two or more separate storylines occurring simultaneously.
19. Montage: A series of short shots edited together to condense time or convey information.
20. Insert Shot: A close-up shot of a detail or object within the scene.
21. Cut on Motion: Transitioning between shots during a character’s movement.
22. Cut to the Beat: Cutting in sync with the rhythm or beat of the soundtrack.
23. Slow Motion Cut: Reducing the speed of a shot as it transitions.
24. Fast Motion Cut: Increasing the speed of a shot as it transitions.
25. Long Take: A continuous shot without cuts, often requiring precise timing and choreography.
26. Cut to Black and White: Transitioning from color to black and white or vice versa.
27. Freeze Frame: Pausing a shot as if it were a still image.
28. Reverse Motion: Playing a shot backward.
29. Split Screen: Dividing the frame into multiple sections to show different perspectives simultaneously.
30. Jump Cut to Flashback: A jump cut used to indicate a character’s memory or flashback.
31. Match on Action: Matching the movement or action of the characters across different shots.
32. Reaction Shot: Cutting to a character’s reaction to a previous event or dialogue.
33. Eyeline Match: Matching the eyelines of characters to show their visual connection.
34. Graphic Match: Transitioning between shots with similar shapes, patterns, or elements.
35. Cross-Dissolve: Combining a dissolve and a cross-cut for a unique effect.
36. Shot-Composition Cut: Transitioning based on the composition of the shot.
37. Sound Bridge: Sound from the previous shot bridges into the next.
38. Shot on Shot: Overlapping the visual elements of two consecutive shots.
39. Reverse Cut: Transitioning from a close-up to a wide shot or vice versa.
40. Text Overlay Cut: Transitioning through superimposed text or graphics.
41. Negative Image Cut: Transitioning to a negative or inverted version of the shot.
42. Zoom Cut: Using a zoom lens to transition between two shots.
43. Strobe Cut: A flickering or strobing effect created by cutting rapidly.
44. Flash Cut: A very brief, intense cut, often used for dramatic effect.
45. Swish Pan: A rapid, blurry pan that creates a disorienting effect.
46. Depth Cut: Transitioning by changing the depth of field.
47. Fade to/from Black and White: Transitioning into or out of a black-and-white image.
48. Shot to Graphic: Transitioning from a shot to a graphical representation.
49. Iris In/Iris Out with Shape: A variation of the iris cut with a distinct shape.
50. Dolly Zoom (Vertigo Effect): Simultaneously zooming in or out while moving the camera.
51. Digital Distortion Cut: Using digital effects to distort the image during a cut.
52. Slow Fade: Gradually fading to or from black at a slower pace.
53. Soft Cut: A gentle and subtle transition between shots.
54. Double Exposure Cut: Combining two images in a single shot through superimposition.
55. Whip Pan Cut: A fast camera pan that creates a blur during the transition.
56. Jump Cut to Flash-Forward: A jump cut used to depict a character’s vision of the future.
57. Dissolve to/from Black: Transitioning to or from black using a dissolve effect.
58. Jitter Cut: A shaky, jittery cut used for disorienting or tense moments.
59. Echo Cut: Repeating the audio from the previous shot in the next shot.
60. Silhouette Cut: Transitioning from or to a silhouette shot.
61. Handheld Cut: Using a handheld camera for a natural, shaky transition.
62. Collage Cut: Creating a collage effect by rapidly transitioning between shots.
63. Cross-Fade: A smooth transition where one shot gradually replaces another.
64. Reverse Flashback Cut: A cut that reverses the effect of a traditional flashback.
65. Bleach Bypass Cut: A transition with a high-contrast, desaturated look.
66. Vignette Cut: Transitioning with a darkened, circular border.
67. Triple Exposure Cut: Combining three images through superimposition in one shot.
68. Variable Frame Rate Cut: Changing the speed of the shot during the cut.
69. Subliminal Cut: A very quick, almost imperceptible cut.
70. Freeze-Frame to Black: Transitioning from a freeze frame to a black screen.
71. Reverse Cut on Action: Transitioning by reversing a character’s action.
72. Point-of-View (POV) Cut: Transitioning from a character’s perspective.
73. Zoom Out to Reveal: Transitioning from a close-up to reveal a larger scene.
74. Single Take Cut: Transitioning between shots while maintaining the illusion of a single, continuous take.
75. Zoom In to Isolate: Zooming in on a specific element to focus attention.
76. Sound-Driven Cut: Transitioning in sync with a significant sound effect or musical beat.
77. Over-the-Shoulder (OTS) Cut: Alternating between two characters in conversation using over-the-shoulder shots.
78. Scene-to-Scene Cut: Transitioning between different scenes or locations.
79. Parallel Action Cut: Cutting between different actions that occur simultaneously.
80. Screen Split Cut: Dividing the screen into distinct segments to show multiple perspectives.
81. Tracking Shot Cut: Transitioning while the camera is on a tracking or dolly movement.
82. Day to Night Cut: Creating a transition from a daytime scene to a nighttime scene.
83. Year to Year Cut: A transition that signifies a passage of a significant amount of time.
84. Rack Focus Cut: Transitioning by changing the focus from one object or character to another.
85. Picture-in-Picture Cut: Overlapping two shots in separate frames within the frame.
86. Match Cut on Sound: Transitioning based on a match of sound elements rather than visual elements.
87. Voiceover Cut: Transitioning while a character’s voice continues speaking in the next shot.
88. Rewind Cut: Playing a shot backward to transition to a previous moment.
89. Superimposition Cut: Transitioning by overlaying one shot on top of another.
90. Reverse Action Cut: Transitioning by showing the action in reverse.
91. Monochrome to Color Cut: Transitioning from a black-and-white shot to color.
92. Rapid Cut: Quick, successive cuts to create a sense of urgency or chaos.
93. Film Reel Cut: A transition using film reel footage or the look of a film strip.
94. 3D Stereoscopic Cut: Transitioning using 3D stereoscopic effects.
95. Slo-Mo to Real-Time Cut: Transitioning from slow motion to real-time speed.
96. Crash Zoom Cut: A sudden, aggressive zoom effect during a cut.
97. Pivot Cut: Transitioning by pivoting the camera around a central point.
98. Frame-within-a-Frame Cut: Creating a frame within the shot that transitions to the next scene.
99. Time-lapse Cut: A transition that condenses time through timelapse photography.
100. Single-Frame Cut: A very quick cut that only shows a single frame.
101. Circular Iris Cut: A circular or oval-shaped iris transition.
102. One-Take Cut: A transition achieved within a single, continuous shot.
103. Top-Down Cut: A transition that moves from an overhead perspective to a regular shot.
104. Back-and-Forth Cut: Rapidly alternating between two shots.
105. One-Point Perspective Cut: Transitioning based on a centered, one-point perspective.
106. Crane Shot Cut: Transitioning while the camera moves on a crane.
107. Step Print Cut: A cut that repeats individual frames for a stuttering effect.
108. Ghosting Cut: Transitioning with a slight residual image or “ghost” effect.
109. Double Zoom Cut: Simultaneously zooming in and out during a transition.
110. Double Iris Cut: Transitioning with two overlapping irises.
111. Glass Pane Cut: Transitioning as if the camera moves behind or through glass.
112. In-Camera Transition: Creating a transition effect using in-camera techniques.
113. Pop-Up Book Cut: Transitioning by flipping or turning a page, revealing a new scene.
114. Match Cut on Gesture: Transitioning based on a character’s specific movement or gesture.
115. Spherical Projection Cut: Transitioning using a spherical or fisheye projection effect.
116. Hype lapse Cut: A transition effect achieved through hype lapse photography.
117. Double Exposure with Movement: Combining two images with movement during the transition.
118. Ink Drop Transition: Transitioning as if the scene is painted by ink drops.
119. Sensory Cut: A transition based on sensory elements such as touch or smell.
120. Flash Frame Cut: A quick flash of a blank frame used for emphasis.
121. Reverse Motion with Slow Mo: Combining a reverse motion effect with slow motion.
122. 3D Anaglyph Cut: Transitioning using 3D anaglyph glasses effects.
123. Pixilation Cut: Transitioning with pixilation or mosaic effects.
124. Night Vision Cut: A transition using a night vision camera effect.
125. In-Camera Multiple Exposure Cut: Combining multiple exposures within the camera.
126. Geometric Shape Cut: Transitioning with shapes like squares, triangles, or circles.
127. Negative to Positive Cut: Transitioning from a negative image to a positive one.
128. Vertigo Effect with Reverse Zoom: Combining a vertigo effect with a reverse zoom.
129. VHS Tape Cut: A transition effect resembling the distortion of a VHS tape.
130. Spin Transition: A transition effect created by spinning the camera or frame.
131. Thermal Imaging Cut: Transitioning with a thermal imaging camera effect.
132. Visual Distortion Cut: A transition that distorts the visual image.
133. Comic Book Panel Cut: Transitioning with the appearance of comic book panels.
134. Shatter Cut: Transitioning by shattering or breaking the image.
135. Chroma Key Cut: Transitioning using a chroma key or green screen effect.
136. Video Glitch Cut: A transition that simulates video glitches or artifacts.
137. 3D Stereogram Cut: Transitioning using 3D stereogram or Magic Eye effects.
138. Pinch Zoom Cut: Transitioning by pinching the frame inward or outward.
139. Stencil Cut: Transitioning with a stencil-like effect.
140. Thawing Ice Cut: Transitioning as if ice is melting to reveal the next scene.
141. Bullet Time Cut: A transition effect inspired by “The Matrix” with time manipulation.
142. Rotational Blur Cut: Transitioning with a radial blur effect.
143. Bullet Shell Cut: Transitioning as if bullet shells fly across the screen.
144. Disintegration Cut: Transitioning with a disintegration or dust effect.
145. Tilt-Shift Cut: Transitioning with a tilt-shift miniature effect.
146. Stylized Brushstroke Cut: Transitioning as if painted with brushstrokes.
147. Barcode Cut: Transitioning with barcode-like patterns.
148. Hologram Cut: Transitioning as if the scene appears as a hologram.
149. Map Transition: Transitioning using a map or geographical animation.
150. Strobing RGB Cut: A transition effect with red, green, and blue color strobing.
151. Luma Key Cut: Transitioning using a luma key or luminance-based effect.
152. Vortex Transition: A transition that resembles objects being pulled into a vortex.
153. Raindrop on Glass Cut: Transitioning as if raindrops are falling on glass.
154. Neon Glow Cut: Transitioning with neon or fluorescent glow effects.
155. Laser Beam Cut: Transitioning with laser beams or light sabers.
156. Ripple Effect Cut: Transitioning as if the image is rippling like water.
157. VHS Tracking Cut: Transitioning with VHS tracking errors.
158. Split Depth Cut: A transition that plays with split depth effects.
159. Turbulence Cut: Transitioning with a turbulent, wavy distortion.
160. Elastic Deformation Cut:
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