|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Level Available||A/V Only||Public Element|
|No||No||Variable Character Length (20)||Edit Status List||Series
|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.|
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."