Video Post-Production Technology Quiz

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1)Which of the following does not belong?
   crop
  freeze
  strobe
  reverse
  fit to fill


2)Which of the following does not belong?
   pan
  cube
  mute
  scrub
  distort
  equalise
  normalise


3)Which of the following does not have any relevance to the post-production process?
   kerning
  rolling
  toddling
  crawling
  true type


4)Which of the following does not belong?
(this one may require some lateral thinking)
   jog
  cue
  pause
  shuttle
  preroll
  fast forward


5)Which of the following does not belong?
   cropping
  letterbox
  pillarbox
  anamorphic
  pan & scan
  high definition


6)Which of the following does not belong?
   SCSI
  iLink
  Firewire
  IEEE 1394


7)Even though editing is performed on a computer, video sequences should be checked on a television screen or monitor because:
   the computer screen represents colours with a different hue and larger colour space than a television screen
  television screens use interlaced scanning which means that high contrast fine lines may flicker
  you should check what your image will look like with the outer edges (the non-title-safe region) missing
  all of the above
  none of the above




8)If the audio levels for your editing sequence are too high, then:
   the sound will interfere with the video
  any loud sounds will clip, and this will distort the audio
  the background noise will be louder than the voices
  all of the above
  a & c


9)If a videotape contains more than one video frame with the same timecode value, then:
   it's a really, really big videotape that records more than 24 hours of footage (assuming such a format existed)
  batch capturing may result in the wrong footage being acquired
  there is at least one timecode break on the tape
  any of the above could be true
  none of the above are true


10)Why might you want to export a reference movie rather than a standalone movie:
   the reference movie will save handles for later editing
  the reference movie will save a backup of the render files
  the reference movie will create a complete version of your video sequence as a self-contained file
  the reference movie will allow you to save disk space, as you can then delete both media and render files
  all of the above
  none of the above


11)If you are making a video that is going to be put on a standard DVD, you should set the editing project's audio sampling rate to:
   16kHz
  32kHz
  44.1kHz
  48kHz


12)If you are making a video that is going to be streamed on the internet, you should avoid using:
   chroma keys
  cuts between scenes
  picture in picture effects
  horizontal or diagonal wipes
  crossfade or dissolve transitions


13)Video content that occurs outside the action safe region of the image:
   can be ignored, because it won't show on a television screen
  should not contain any material that is vital to the story
  will cause interlace flicker
  all of the above
  none of the above


14)Standard DV video that is going to be transmitted in a wide screen format, should be edited in:
   an analogue format
  an anamorphic format
  a letter boxed format
  a pillar boxed format
  any of the above




15)Audio that is going to be presented fully utilising 5.1 Surround Sound requires:
   2 audio tracks
  5 audio tracks
  6 audio tracks
  11 audio tracks


16)Which of the following is not a colour space used for colour television systems?
   RGB
  YIQ
  YUV
  CMYK
  Y, Cr & Cb
  Y, R-Y & B-Y


17)Which format will give you the highest quality pictures (ie. uses the least destructive compression):
   DVCAM
  DVCPRO 50
  Betacam SX
  Digital Betacam


18)Which format will give you the highest quality pictures (ie. uses the least destructive compression):
   HDV
  HDCAM
  HDCAM SR
  DVCPRO HD


19)Which of the following is wrong?
   Tape format D7 is the SMPTE ratified standard for Panasonic's DVCPRO
  Tape format D8 is the SMPTE ratified standard for Sony's Digital-8
  Tape format D10 is the SMPTE ratified standard for Sony's IMX
  Tape format D11 is the SMPTE ratified standard for Sony's HDCAM
  Tape format D12 is the SMPTE ratified standard for Panasonic's DVCPRO HD


20)Tick each statement that is correct:
   MPEG-2 is a video compression standard used for DVD and DVB
  MPEG-7 is a media content description and metadata standard
  ITU-R BT.601 is a common standard for digital video signals
  DVCPRO 50 includes specifications for a compression technique and videotape structure
  AES/EBU is the commonly used name for a digital audio format ratified by the AES and EBU


21)A computer network used for the central storage of video files, may be called:
   a SAN
  a RAID
  a JBOD
  a SCSI
  a NODE




22)Which of the following isn't a shared video storage system?
   Avid's Unity
  Apple's Xserve
  Discreet's Flame
  Grass Valley's Profile


23)Which of the following doesn't perform as an NLE?
   Matrox Axio
  Avid's Symphony
  Adobe's Premiere
  Discreet's Smoke
  Apple's Final Cut Pro
  Grass Valley's Kalypso


24)Which of the following isn't a video capture device?
   AJA's Kona
  Avid's Meridian
  Matrox's RT.X100
  Autodesk's Cleaner
  Canopus's ADVC500
  Digital Voodoo's Fury
  Bluefish444's Catalyst


25)When you tell your editing system to Render a video effect, what does it do?
   Creates a new video file
  Plays the effect on the screen
  Downloads the required effect from the internet
  Adjusts the captured media file, so that it includes the effect
  Plays back two or more video files with an effect adjusting what is shown on the screen


26)When it comes to picture quality, the best quality way to turn an MS into a CU is to:
   crop the footage
  zoom the footage
  re-shoot the footage
  interpolate the footage


27)When putting text onto a video, it's best to use:
   san-serif fonts
  anti-aliasing
  both of the above
  neither of the above


28)If a particular PAL picture is identified with a timecode reading of 00:01:08:19, then the picture that occurs two seconds and eight frames later (assuming it's an unbroken recording) will be:
   00:01:10:02
  00:01:10:19
  00:01:11:02
  00:01:11:27
  00:03:11:27
  00:03:16:19




29)If your computer went missing, you could recreate your video edit with little effort, so long as you had which two of the following?
   your render files on a portable drive
  a disc or flash drive with an EDL of your project on it
  an exported reference movie of your project on a FireWire drive
  the original videotapes of the raw footage (with no timecode breaks)


30)Which of the following processes will not change the timecode values on a videotape?
   performing an insert edit
  performing an assemble edit
  striping/blacking a video tape
  all of the above will change the timecode values
  none of the above will change the timecode values


31)What type of timecode would you not want recorded on the master copy of your videotape?
   BITC
  VITC
  LTC
  2 or 3
  None of them


32)If you are going to edit footage from a DigiBeta cassette that will be released solely on DVD, then your preferred editing codec would be:
   DV
  HDCAM
  MPEG-2
  MPEG-4
  Uncompressed SD


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