1. EXPECTING YOUR VIDEO EDITOR TO FIX EVERYTHING IN POST
On ForScene.com he reports that viewing rushes before editing is really important to catch problems and make decisions. The edit bay is no place to discover your problems for the first time. If you screen your footage you can figure out the most efficient (and cost-saving) way to fix them before the edit.
2. DROWNING YOUR EDITOR IN FOOTAGE
Going digital for some means there's no cost to shooting extra takes. Not true, either on-set or in the edit. Particularly if you're paying the editor to screen everying for the best take.
3. SENDING YOUR VIDEO EDITOR ON A TREASURE HUNT WITHOUT A MAP
logging your footage before the edit and assigning keywords is important. Applications like TimeCode Buddy allow you to create and assign clip tags on your shoot – these can then be expanded into full logging metadata and searched during your edit.
4. USING THE EDIT SUITE FOR EVERYTHING
Tasks like transcription and subtitling can be done outside the edit bay and are among the inappropriate and costly activities that will run up your bill if you are using the editor to do them.