Dailies and Rushes

Everything shot in a day.

All material shot in one day of productions is called “dailies.”  This term is used predominantly in the U.S.

The British term “rushes” means the same thing. The term comes from “rush processing” which is a lab term for quick material turnaround.

Traditionally dailes are dropped off at the lab at the end of day and are available for screening the next morning. Contemporary digital cinema formats like RED require little or no processing and allow near immediate playbak on set.