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Elance Video Editing Test Answers – Design & Multimedia (2015)

1. What might have happened if a clip in your sequence has “gone offline?”

Answers:

  • The source media may have been deleted
  • The source media may have been moved
  • Any of these
  • There is a connection error with the media server
  1. What is the Lower Third?

Answers:

  • None of these
  • Nickname for audio tracks 8-12, usually reserved for music and sound effects
  • A superimposed name or label on the bottom portion of the screen
  • The level of the audio spectrum above which background music should never rise
  1. Which of these images would likely cause the most video distortion?

Answers:

  • A graphic containing black text on a 100% intensity white background
  • Any of these
  • A graphic containing white text on a 100% intensity black background
  • A graphic containing white text over a gradient of all colors at 75% intensity
  1. VFX Stand for ?

Answers:

  • Video fight X-Ray
  • Video FilmX
  • Visual Effects
  1. The NTSC timecode format in which 2 frame counts are skipped per minute is called:

Answers:

  • Drop Rate Timecode
  • Skip Rate Timecode
  • Skip Frame Timecode
  • Drop Frame Timecode
  1. The NTSC timecode format in which 2 frame counts are skipped per minute is called:

Answers:

  • Drop Rate Timecode
  • Skip Rate Timecode
  • Skip Frame Timecode
  • Drop Frame Timecode
  1. The NTSC timecode format in which 2 frame counts are skipped per minute is called:

Answers:

  • Drop Rate Timecode
  • Skip Rate Timecode
  • Skip Frame Timecode
  • Drop Frame Timecode
  1. Which of these codecs are optimized for playback across the internet?

Answers:

  • MPEG-2
  • Avid DNXHD
  • H.264
  • Apple ProRes
  1. This best describes what happens when you drag a new media item from the finder or explorer into the program

Answers:

  • A clip is created in a bin that references the raw media file, which is moved into a special folder elsewhere on the server
  • The entire raw media file is deleted from its original location and moved into the program
  • A clip is created in a bin that references the raw media file, which remains in its original location
  1. Which of these editing tips is both real and important?

Answers:

  • Add one frame of black with no audio in the middle of your project to help your hard disk drives run faster.
  • When you’re done editing, don’t render any effects because they’ll look best that way.
  • Make sure music levels are brought down properly so your audience can hear voice-overs and interview audio.
  • Adding several blank audio tracks at the end of the editing process to be sure you have space for your timeline to breathe.
  • When adding audio tracks, don’t worry about checking your levels because the software will do it all for you.
  1. What is the name of the property to increase or decrease the footage size ?

Answers:

  • Postion
  • Anchor Point
  • Opacity
  • Scale
  1. What are the shortcut keys for Undo ?

Answers:

  • Ctrl + Z
  • Ctrl + U
  1. If a clip in your sequence has “gone offline,” how might you correct it?

Answers:

  • Point the program at the source media using Relink or Reconnect
  • Rename the clip to match the source media and the software will automatically connect them
  • There is no way to reconnecting them without deleting the clip and reimporting
  1. What is an In Point?

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  • The first frame of a sequence
  • A marker indicating where an edit will begin
  • None of these
  • A marker indicating where an edit will end
  1. What is the standard frame rate for NTSC television?

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  • 29.97 frames per second
  • 24 frames per second
  • 59.94 frames per second
  • 25 frames per second
  1. What is a video mixdown?

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  • Disable all video tracks apart from the top track
  • Make all video tracks visible
  • Remove unused video tracks
  • Merge all video tracks into one track
  • Move the top video track down one track
  1. What is the shortest transition in editing?

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  • Fade out
  • Fade in
  • Cross-dissolve
  • None of the above
  • Cut
  1. A visual effect dividing the frame into two or more images is known as

Answers:

  • Split Screen
  • Flash Frame
  • Picture in Picture
  1. What is an Out Point?

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  • A maker indicating where an edit will end
  • None of these
  • The last frame of a sequence
  • A marker indicating where an edit will begin
  1. What happens when you delete a clip from a bin?

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  • The clip is removed from the project but the source media remains on the server
  • The clip is removed from the project and the source media is deleted from the server
  • The clip remains in the project but the source media is deleted from the server
  1. Which of the following digital container formats is an exclusive audio container?

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  • AVI
  • MP4
  • WAV
  • 3GP
  • WMV
  1. What is an L-cut?

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  • An edit where the audio of the next shot begins before we can actually see the next shot.
  • A loose transition.
  1. When the sequence playhead moves across multiple tracks of overlaping audio, what is played?

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  • All tracks of audio are played simultaneously
  • The top-most audio track only
  • None of these
  • Sequences cannot accomodate multiple video tracks
  1. The visual representation of an audio file is called

Answers:

  • None of these
  • Wave Rate
  • Wavelength
  • Waveform
  1. The dimensions in pixels of a 16:9 1080p High Definition frame are…

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  • 640 x 480 pixels
  • 1080 x 720 pixels
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • 1440 x 1080 pixels
  1. The vertical green, yellow, and red meters with -dB markings measure

Answers:

  • Frame rates
  • Audio levels
  • Timecode
  • Video levels
  1. You have two 5-second video clips back to back in your timeline on V1. You move the second clip up to V2 and earlier by 5 seconds and reduce its opacity to 50%. What will change when you play back?

Answers:

  • Only the second clip will be visible
  • Only the first clip will be visible
  • The two clips will be dissolved together
  • Nothing; the clips will play exactly as they did before
  1. What is Title Safe?

Answers:

  • An option preventing supers and graphics from moving within the timeline
  • None of these
  • An alternate version of the master with no on-screen text
  • A guideline boundary within which all text-based graphics should be placed
  1. In HD resolution, ________ is to 720 as 1920 is to 1080.

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  • 1440
  • 540
  • 960
  • 1280
  1. What is an alpha channel?

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  • A channel containing sync information for linked video and audio tracks
  • A mask layer for graphics indicating which portions are transparent
  • The audio track containing principle dialogue
  1. Why is Timecode important?

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  • Timecode is how in and out points are plotted
  • All of these
  • Timecode is the only clip metadata that cannot be altered by the user
  • Timecode is how the software links clips in a project to its source media
  1. A setting which allows you to easily align a clip in the timeline to other clips, markers, or the playhead is known as

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  • Ripping
  • Compressing
  • All of these
  • Snapping
  1. What is a jump cut?

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  • A very fast transition.
  • An edit where the frames of the preceding and proceeding footage are so similar that it produces a jarring transition.
  1. You have a clip of dialogue with very low audio. Which of these techniques would make the dialogue easier to hear?

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  • Any of these
  • Add an audio gain filter to the clip
  • Raise the audio level of the individual clip in the timeline
  • Double up the clip’s audio on additional tracks
  1. Is it true that the editing platform affects the footage quality ? For example : capturing or importing footage to “avid media composer” will keep the quality high more than using “final cut pro”?

Answers:

  • False
  • True
  1. What is the frame rate for NTSC?

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  • 29 fps
  • 25 fps
  • 29.97 fps
  • 30 fps
  • 24 fps
  1. Which of these is motion graphics software?

Answers:

  • All of the above
  • Sony Vegas
  • None of the above
  • Premier Pro
  • After Effects
  1. Which of the following makes use of the 3:2 Pulldown process?

Answers:

  • Converting film footage to an NTSC television frame rate
  • Live switching between multiple sources
  • Legalizing video chroma levels to broadcast norms
  • Condensing multiple audio tracks for export
  1. You have two 5-second video clips back to back in your timeline on V1. You move both clips straight up one track to V2. What will change when you play back?

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  • The two clips will be dissolved together
  • Nothing; the clips will play exactly as they did before
  • Only the second clip will be visible
  • Only the first clip will be visible
  1. What is a Flash Frame?

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  • The initial frame of a sequence
  • The frame originating sync between audio and video
  • A 1- or 2-frame video clip in a sequence, usually unintentional
  1. Most digital nonlinear systems organize source clips into what?

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  • None of these
  • Bins
  • Reels
  • Folders
  1. Two subjects sit across the table from each other. If the editor cuts from a profile of one subject facing to the right of the screen to a profile of the second subject also facing to the right of the screen the editor has

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  • clarified subject position.
  • broken the 180 rule.
  • made a two point edit.
  1. The process of converting digital media into the program’s preferred codec is known as

Answers:

  • Transcoding
  • Codec Converting
  • None of these
  • Recoding
  1. What is Scrubbing?

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  • Restoring sync between grouped video and audio tracks
  • Removing unused clips from a project
  • Monitoring audio while moving the playhead across a sequence
  • Conforming multiple clips to the same framerate
  1. What is a Jump Cut?

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  • An edit that skips over the next adjacent clip in the sequence
  • All of these
  • The frame originating sync between audio and video
  • A cut between 2 clips that appear jarring when placed back to back
  1. In video compression, what does VBR stand for?

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  • Verified Bit Rate
  • Value Bit Rate
  • Video Bit Rate
  • Variable Bit Rate
  • Vast Bit Rate
  1. Video scan rates utilizing two alternating fields per single frame are known as _______________ scan.

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  • Alternating
  • Sequential
  • Interlaced
  • Progressive
  1. All modern digital editing software are based on which basic workflow?

Answers:

  • Linear editing
  • Nonlinear editing
  • Online editing
  • Flatbed editing
  1. Modifying colors of an existing color balanced clip with the intention to enhance artistic appearance of clip or to give specific feel to clip based on theme, plot and event of clip is called?

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  • color balancing
  • color grading
  • color enhancing
  • color degrading
  1. You have two 5-second clips on the same video track on your timeline with 3 seconds in between them and perform a ripple delete between them. What will happen?

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  • The two clips will play back to back now.
  • Only the first clip remains in the sequence.
  • Nothing. The sequence will play normally as before.
  • The two clips will now play back to back with a 3 second cross dissolve between them.
  1. What is the frame rate for PAL?

Answers:

  • 29.97
  • 25
  • 24
  • 30
  1. Which of the following is NOT a type of edit?

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  • Advance Edit
  • Overwrite Edit
  • Insert Edit
  • None of these
  1. What is the frame size of PAL DV?

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  • 704×576
  • 720×525
  • 704×625
  • 720×625
  • 720×576
  1. What is Rolling?

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  • Moving all clips in a timeline beyond a certain point, simultaneously
  • None of these
  • Adjusting audio levels of a sequence ‘on the fly’ as the playhead is moving
  • Moving the cut point between two adjacent clips in the timeline so as to make one longer and the other shorter
  1. which is the correct chroma subsampling value of Apple ProRes 4444?

Answers:

  • 4:2:2
  • 4:4:4
  • 4:4:2
  • 4:4:1
  • 4:2:1
  1. What is a good method of smoothing a jarring audio edit?

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  • A short audio wipe
  • A short audio push
  • All of these
  • A short audio dissolve
  1. What does PAL stand for?

Answers:

  • Phase Alternated Line
  • Photo Alternate Light
  • Phase Alternating Light
  • Phase Alternate Link
  • Phase Alternating Line
  1. You are making a timelapse video from 250 still images and you must use one image for each frame of the video. What is the final duration of the video if you have to export it in progressive PAL systems?

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  • 25 seconds
  • 9 seconds
  • 10 seconds
  • 11 seconds
  • 250 seconds
  1. A graphic placed over video or images is called a

Answers:

  • Stamp
  • Overwrite
  • Super
  1. Which of these best describes the media organization system used by most digital editing systems?

Answers:

  • Clips in the project reference source media stored elsewhere
  • Media files are stored within the project
  • Any of these
  • Clips and media are one and the same and cannot be separated
  1. What does “EDL” stand for?

Answers:

  • Export Detail List
  • Edit Duration List
  • Edit Decision List
  • Export Duration List
  1. What happens when a 40 second clip is edited into a 5 second hole using Insert Edit?

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  • The clip is sped up to 800%
  • The clip overwrites the following 35 seconds
  • Everything in the sequence is moved forward by 40 seconds to accomodate the clip
  1. Which of the following video cables is NOT capable of carrying HD video?

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  • SDI
  • Component Analog
  • HDMI
  • S-Video
  1. What is online editing?

Answers:

  • Editing in a project with all clips linked to media
  • The period of the edit after the film is picture-locked when the media is conformed to full resolution
  • Editing with remotely stored media over a network connection
  1. What is Slipping?

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  • When two intersecting video tracks are intentionally overlapped
  • When a video clip loses sync with its matching audio
  • Moving the source in and out points of a clip already inserted into the timeline
  • Moving all clips in a timeline beyond a certain point, simultaneously
  1. What is offline editing?

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  • Editing in a project with unlinked media
  • The period of the edit when the film is cut together, sometimes at low resolution
  • Editing with locally stored media so as not to need a network connection
  1. You have two 5-second video clips back to back in your timeline on V1. You move the first clip up to V2 and later by 5 seconds. What will change when you play back?

Answers:

  • The two clips will be dissolved together
  • Only the second clip will be visible
  • Only the first clip will be visible
  • Nothing; the clips will play exactly as they did before
  1. When viewing SMPTE colorbars on a properly calibrated vectorscope, which color or colors register at 100% intensity?

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  • White only
  • All colors
  • Both black and white only
  • Black only
  1. You have a 24fps film that must be converted to 25fps for international release. Which of these methods is most often used to yield the best and smoothest results?

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  • The film is sped up 4% to match the faster 25fps frame rate
  • The 1-second mark is simply advanced one frame into the following second
  • No conversion is necessary – the films are the same total run time
  • One frame is duplicated per second
  1. In video compression, what does the ‘I’ in ‘I-frame’ stand for?

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  • Internal
  • Initial
  • Inter
  • Initialize
  • Intra
  1. The process of importing analog video into a digital editing system is known as

Answers:

  • Capturing
  • Digitizing
  • Any of these
  • Ingesting
  1. What is AVCHD also known as?

Answers:

  • MPEG-4 Part 11
  • MPEG-4 Part 14
  • MPEG-4 Part 4
  • MPEG-4 Part 2
  • MPEG-4 Part 10
  1. You are trying to align video of a car door closing with a sound effect of a car door slam. When you play it back, the sound effect plays before the image of the door closes. Which of these would allow the effect to sync properly?

Answers:

  • Move the in point for the sound effect earlier in the source
  • Move the in point for the video clip later in the source
  • Move the in point for the sound effect later in the timeline
  • Any of these
  1. How many frames does NTSC Drop Frame timecode omit in each 10 minute interval?

Answers:

  • 18 frames
  • 9 frames
  • 20 frames
  • 10 frames
  1. Choose the answer which correctly lists HD video codecs in order of compression quality, from least compression to most:

Answers:

  • HDV, ProRes 422, H.264
  • H.264, HDV, ProRes 422
  • HDV, H.264, ProRes 422

 

 

  1. You have set no In or Out Points in source or sequence. What happens when you perform an overwrite edit?

Answers:

  • The first frame of source and sequence act as In Points; the Out Point will be the end of the source clip
  • You cannot perform an overwrite edit without outpoints
  • The location of the playheads act as In Points; the Out Point will be the end of the source clip.

 

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