J cut

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A J cut is a variant of a split edit film editing technique in which the audio from a following scene overlaps the picture from the preceding scene, so that the audio portion of the later scene starts playing before its picture as a lead-in to the visual cut. Also called an audio lead or audio advance.[1][2]

The name of the cut refers to the shape of audio and video pieces of the second of two scenes cut together in most non-linear video editing programs.[3]

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  1. ^ "Final Cut Pro X: Create split edits". Calgary Board of Education. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Digital Video Editing Terminology". Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  3. ^ Kyle Cassidy (1 June 2008). "TRICKS FOR J AND L CUTS". Videomaker.com. Retrieved 5 December 2016.