The concept of an "assistant editor" in the Pandora Machine is more a joke than an actual position. But it's important to see what the "assistant editor" would be doing if there were an assistant editor.
Most of that work is getting the footage ready to edit.
The first step is making sure the picture is ready to be edited. For movies shot on the Panasonic GH1, see how the GH1 creates files and folders, and how we transcode it onto the edit drive.