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Edit Status

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (20) Edit Status List Series
File Unit
Item
Yes Yes
Definition: The identification of the production or pre-production stage of audiovisual materials (motion pictures, sound recordings or video recordings).
Purpose: Indicates whether the audiovisual materials are edited, partially edited, or unedited productions.
Relationship: This element is independent.
Guidance:

Choose an appropriate term from the Edit Status Authority List.

Use "Edited" if the moving images or sound recordings have been edited, such as a film in its final production stage.

Use "Partially Edited" if the moving images or sound recordings have been partially edited, such as a film that has been assembled but is not in final format.

Use "Unedited" if the moving images or sound recordings have not been edited, such as a tape right out of the camera. Unedited footage is sometimes referred to as "raw footage."



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