The short video clips also help editing too. With the little clips, the editor can go through the small sections and either keep them or trash them. The small cuts too all make titling and seques easier because then there is no need, or rarely a need to cut into the video to fade in or out to another scene.
Originally Posted by cascaderailroad
These all become an issue with long videos because editing out sections, particularly if they have a lot of sound, become quite tedious. Sounds need to be trimmed and edited to match the cuts, and editing sound is very difficult without a really high-end audio system. With smaller video sections, the audio is also at a manageable length so there are rarely any reasons to edit trim the audio clip.
This is exactly what I do when I go storm chasing. I make a bunch of short clips that are then assembled later in our video editing package.
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