The actual manner of editing you use can influence the way editing turns out. Different systems might offer more simplicity or accuracy in story. There are a number of different systems:

Editing Methods and Processes Editing In-Camera

To edit in-camera, you are usually required to shoot the action in the final order that it should play, which is not always practical or possible. There are a few cameras that allow minor edits in-camera, such as trimming scenes or changing the order of clips. Usually, though, these cameras have fewer abilities in editing than an actual editor would.

Production Switcher

Production switching is a live-edit method of that can combine video sources, like cameras or graphics, by cutting, dissolving, fading, etc. During a live production, a director needs to watch the monitor wall, which consists of a number of small monitors fed by all of the video sources. The director is able to set up and preview the next edited shot before going live with it. The director’s attention, then, is divided between their current and next task, as well as keeping the overall schedule for the production, and dealing with cast or crew issues and any other issues that come up.  It’s a stressful type of editing.

Linear Editing

Linear editing involves copying the master tape in sequential order. This is useful for editors, unless significant changes need to be made in the middle of the tape. With linear editing, the project usually requires re-editing in its entirety, which is very time consuming.

Nonlinear Editing

Nonlinear editing is what most video and television productions now use to edit. This process allows the recorded video to be transferred onto a computer, where the footage can be rearranged, special effects added, and audio and graphics adjusted, with the editing programs. Non-linear editing essentially allows the digitized video to be broken up into chunks and edited in pieces, making it quicker, easier, and less expensive to edit, as well as less frustrating than linear editing.