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A split edit, also known as an asymmetrical cut or an L-cut, is a film editing technique used to make a cut more effective. It occurs when a picture edit does not line up with a sound edit. That is, the picture and sound to not coincide for a short time, such as in a conversation scene when a person’s voice is heard before cutting to them. A split edit is sometimes also called a “prelap.”