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An editor works to marry the intent of a script with the available recorded material to tell the best possible story. Their general goal is to find the most economical way to generate the biggest emotional impact in the viewer.

In so doing, an editor must view every scrap of recorded footage — often totalling many times the proposed running length of an episode — to select the best takes of each scene, with which they can produce a "rough cut". This cut will generally run overlong and serves only to give an idea of the potential of the material. From this point, the editor will add completed CGI scenes and pick-ups, working closely with producers and directors to refine the product until it is "locked", or visually completed. Then, the editor will send their locked version to various post-production artists, such as graders, musicians and ADR recordists. On very rare occasions, the previously "locked" episode will return to the editor for a final change, as reportedly happened with the Rose Tyler scene in Partners in Crime.

Though they generally adhere to the writer's suggested scene order, the director's notes, and the producer's wishes, they are not simply technicians carrying out instructions. They are a vital part of the creative team, and can often bring narrative dimension to a piece that other team members could not have foreseen. On some occasions, they may independently create versions which deviate from received instructions in order to demonstrate possibilities their colleagues had not considered.

Editors were initially relatively unimportant to the production of Doctor Who. For most of the 1960s, episodes were filmed more or less in narrative order, alike to stage plays. Many early episodes do not feature even a single edit; others have no more than one or two. Instead, the show employed a process know as vision mixing, where "cuts" were made live in-studio between a group of cameras. Even into the late 70s, many episodes employed only a "film editor", a term, while subject to somewhat ambiguous usage, normally meaning "the person who edited footage captured on film". This role existed from the beginning of the 1963 version's history, since location and special effects work was normally captured on film stock, while studio work was recorded on videotape. From season 16, the credit of videotape editor became regular, and the shift in 1986 to unify footage through persistent use of outside broadcasting cemented the importance of the once rarified role in the production process.

Today, most all footage is captured through a unified medium, as is industry standard. All footage thus comes through a single editing bay, making the editor a central figure in the hierarchy of post-production.

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