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Scrub 6

other word formation type Verb
to do a hasty pass through over video footage, usually for quality confirmation
 
When editing a video, the editor would 'scrub' through raw footage before making use of it. Semantic change of the verb 'scrub' that comes from cleaning.
Etymology : Potentially a metonymic change brought by the similar motion made by the video editor's cursor when 'scrubbing' some footage.
Source : "Make sure to give each take a quick scrub before pulling it onto the timeline." - Conversation with teacher 10/2013
Last modified: 9 December 2019


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