There is an easier way to edit dialogue to make it a less labor-intensive and time-consuming task.
If you’ve ever had to edit a ton of footage with dialogue, you know that it can take forever to find your in and out points. You could scrub through your timeline to hear when each line begins and ends, which, again, can eat up time that you simply do not have, or you can take a much easier route by using the waveform in your NLE. In this video, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter shows you how to use waveforms to edit your dialogue faster. Check it out below:
This approach can be a lifesaver if you’re trying to edit within tight time constraints, but it does require you to get comfortable with waveforms. Luckily when it comes to this particular job, it’s really simple.