EventDV by Todd Gillespie toddAs video editors, most of us spend the bulk of our non-shooting time pecking away at our keyboards and staring into our monitors. For us it’s paramount to pay attention to ergonomic issues to avoid the various physical problems that can arise if we don’t. Here are some tips on making your editing ergonomically sound. Ergonomics: ergo from the Greek, meaning pain; nomics (Latin), meaning money, which translates roughly into "the pain that is going to cost me money." I know that's what I thought the first time someone mentioned ergonomic problems to me. But the real definition of ergonomics is taken from two Greek words: ergon, meaning work; and nomoi, meaning natural laws. So ergonomics is the scientific application of information concerning humans and the design of objects, systems, and environment in relationship to work demands. Not practicing good ergonomics can lead to a whole list of problems: repetitive strain injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger/thumb, tendinitis, bursitis . . . the list goes on. read more...

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