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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the maximum number of clips listed in the Clip Name menu?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      40

    Correct Answer
    B. 20
    Explanation
    The maximum number of clips listed in the Clip Name menu is 20. This means that the menu can display up to 20 different clips for selection.

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  • 2. 

    Why is the position indicator green in the image at the top of the next page?

    • A.

      The Timeline is currently displaying the Source monitor clip

    • B.

      The position indicator is playing a clip

    • C.

      The position indicator is paused

    • D.

      Because of user settings

    Correct Answer
    A. The Timeline is currently displaying the Source monitor clip
    Explanation
    The position indicator is green in the image because the Timeline is currently displaying the Source monitor clip.

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  • 3. 

    Which buttons are the Splice-in and Extract buttons?

    • A.

      Up yellow arrow

    • B.

      Horizontal red arrow

    • C.

      Up red arrow

    • D.

      Horizontal yellow arrow

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Up yellow arrow
    D. Horizontal yellow arrow
    Explanation
    The Splice-in and Extract buttons are represented by the Up yellow arrow and the Horizontal yellow arrow. The Up yellow arrow indicates the action of splicing in, which means inserting a segment into the current sequence. The Horizontal yellow arrow represents the action of extracting, which means removing a segment from the current sequence. Therefore, these two buttons are used for splicing in and extracting segments in the given context.

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  • 4. 

    In which can you import media files?

    • A.

      Composer, Source monitor

    • B.

      Timeline

    • C.

      Project window, Bins tab

    • D.

      An open bin

    Correct Answer
    D. An open bin
    Explanation
    An open bin is the correct answer because bins in video editing software are used to organize and store media files. By importing media files into an open bin, users can easily access and manage their files within the project. This allows for efficient organization and retrieval of media assets during the editing process.

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  • 5. 

    Where can you find the raster dimensions of the current project?

    • A.

      File menu

    • B.

      Console

    • C.

      Project window

    • D.

      Timeline

    Correct Answer
    C. Project window
    Explanation
    In the project window, you can find the raster dimensions of the current project. The project window typically displays all the assets and settings related to the project, including the dimensions of the raster images or videos being used. This information is important for ensuring that the project is set up correctly and that the elements within it are properly aligned and scaled. The file menu, console, and timeline may contain other important settings and options, but they do not specifically provide the raster dimensions of the project.

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  • 6. 

    What is AMA?

    • A.

      Average Media Account

    • B.

      Avid Media Access

    • C.

      Access Media Aide

    • D.

      Avid Media Aid

    Correct Answer
    B. Avid Media Access
    Explanation
    AMA stands for Avid Media Access. Avid Media Access is a technology developed by Avid Technology that allows users to directly access and edit media files from various cameras and devices. It provides a streamlined workflow by eliminating the need for transcoding or importing media into a separate editing program. With Avid Media Access, users can directly link to the original media files and start editing immediately, saving time and maintaining the highest quality of the media.

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  • 7. 

    How does AMA work with Media Composer?

    • A.

      Plug-in architecture

    • B.

      Separate application

    • C.

      Embedded media metadata

    • D.

      It doesn't work with Media Composer

    Correct Answer
    A. Plug-in architecture
    Explanation
    AMA (Avid Media Access) is a feature in Avid Media Composer that allows users to work with various file formats without transcoding them. The plug-in architecture refers to the ability of Media Composer to support third-party plug-ins that enhance its functionality. These plug-ins can be used to import, export, and manipulate media files in different formats. Therefore, the correct answer is "Plug-in architecture" because it accurately describes how AMA works with Media Composer by enabling the use of external plug-ins to handle various file formats.

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  • 8. 

    What is the difference between importing and linking through AMA?

    • A.

      Importing coverts files to MFX; AMA linking leaves files on a media drive in original format

    • B.

      AMA linking converts to MXF; importing leaves files on a media drive in original format

    • C.

      Exporting covert files to MFX; AMA linking leaves files on a media drive in original format

    • D.

      MXF linking converts to AMA; exporting leaves files on a media drive in original format

    Correct Answer
    A. Importing coverts files to MFX; AMA linking leaves files on a media drive in original format
    Explanation
    When importing files through AMA, the files are converted to MFX format. This means that the files are transformed into a specific format that is compatible with the editing software. On the other hand, when linking files through AMA, the files remain in their original format on the media drive. This allows the editor to access and work with the files directly without converting them.

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  • 9. 

    If a bin from another project is opened in your current project, where will you find the bin in the Project window?

    • A.

      Bins pane, Open bins

    • B.

      Bins pane, Trash

    • C.

      Bins pane, any open bin

    • D.

      Bins pane, Other bins

    Correct Answer
    D. Bins pane, Other bins
    Explanation
    If a bin from another project is opened in your current project, you will find the bin in the "Bins pane, Other bins" in the Project window. This means that the bin will be located in the Bins pane, specifically in the section labeled "Other bins".

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  • 10. 

    What is the Media Composer feature used to copy media from the project to a specified location?

    • A.

      Consolidate

    • B.

      Comediate

    • C.

      Copy

    • D.

      Convert and Copy

    Correct Answer
    A. Consolidate
    Explanation
    Consolidate is the correct answer because it is a feature in Media Composer that allows users to copy media from the project to a specified location. This feature is useful for organizing and managing media files, as it helps in creating a clean and organized project structure by copying only the necessary media files to a specified location, reducing clutter and improving efficiency.

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  • 11. 

    How do you create a sub clip?

    • A.

      Press Alt+S (Windows) or Option+S (Mac)

    • B.

      Ctrl-click the source monitor and choose Make subclip

    • C.

      Drag the clip icon from the Source monitor to a bin

    • D.

      Choose File> Make subclip

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Press Alt+S (Windows) or Option+S (Mac)
    C. Drag the clip icon from the Source monitor to a bin
    Explanation
    To create a sub clip, you can either press Alt+S (Windows) or Option+S (Mac) or drag the clip icon from the Source monitor to a bin. Both methods will allow you to make a sub clip from the original clip, which can be useful for organizing and editing purposes.

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  • 12. 

    If a clip is loaded in the Source monitor, how can you quickly open the bin that contains the master clip?

    • A.

      Double-click the clip icon in the source monitor

    • B.

      Open the Bin Settings dialog box

    • C.

      Click the Find Bin button

    • D.

      Click the Master Clip Bin button

    Correct Answer
    C. Click the Find Bin button
    Explanation
    By clicking the "Find Bin" button, you can quickly open the bin that contains the master clip. This button allows you to locate and access the specific bin where the master clip is stored, providing a convenient way to manage and organize your clips in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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  • 13. 

    What features are available in the Find window? 

    • A.

      Find text in a project bin

    • B.

      Find text in project Timeline and monitors

    • C.

      Find clips based on spoken words

    • D.

      Select all clips in a results list and move them to an open bin

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Find text in a project bin
    B. Find text in project Timeline and monitors
    C. Find clips based on spoken words
    Explanation
    The Find window in this context refers to a feature in a project management software that allows users to search for specific text or clips within a project. The available features include finding text in a project bin, finding text in the project timeline and monitors, and finding clips based on spoken words. Additionally, users can select all the clips in the search results and move them to an open bin for further organization.

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  • 14. 

    In which dialog box can you add columns to a bin?

    • A.

      Find dialog box

    • B.

      Choose Column dialog box

    • C.

      Custom preset dialog box

    • D.

      Storyboard dialog box

    Correct Answer
    B. Choose Column dialog box
    Explanation
    The Choose Column dialog box is the correct answer because it allows users to add columns to a bin. This dialog box provides a selection of columns that can be added to the bin, allowing users to customize the display of information in the bin.

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  • 15. 

    What order does Media Composer use when selecting a group of clips in Frame view and drag them to the Timeline?

    • A.

      Lowest to highest, left to right

    • B.

      Highest to lowest, right to left

    • C.

      Left to right, highest to lowest

    • D.

      Random order based on duration

    Correct Answer
    C. Left to right, highest to lowest
    Explanation
    Media Composer uses the order of left to right, highest to lowest when selecting a group of clips in Frame view and dragging them to the Timeline. This means that the clips will be arranged from left to right in the order of highest to lowest, based on their position and duration.

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  • 16. 

    What type of edit is most similar to top and tail trimming?

    • A.

      Extract

    • B.

      Lift

    • C.

      Splice-In

    • D.

      Overwrite

    Correct Answer
    A. Extract
    Explanation
    Extract is the most similar type of edit to top and tail trimming. Top and tail trimming refers to removing the beginning and end portions of a video or audio clip. Similarly, when you extract a portion from a larger clip, you are essentially removing that specific part and keeping the rest. Therefore, extract is the correct answer as it involves removing a specific portion, just like top and tail trimming.

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  • 17. 

    Which two Trim mode buttons are in the Smart Tool palette?

    • A.

      Lift Trim and Overwrite Trim

    • B.

      Extract Trim and Ripple Trim

    • C.

      Overwrite Trim and Ripple Trim

    • D.

      Top Trim and Tail Trim

    Correct Answer
    C. Overwrite Trim and Ripple Trim
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Overwrite Trim and Ripple Trim. These two buttons are found in the Smart Tool palette. Overwrite Trim allows you to replace existing clips with new ones, while Ripple Trim adjusts the duration of a clip while automatically shifting the surrounding clips to maintain the overall timeline length.

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  • 18. 

    Which side of the transition point is the B-side?

    • A.

      Left

    • B.

      Right

    • C.

      Center

    • D.

      Left and right

    Correct Answer
    B. Right
    Explanation
    The B-side is on the right side of the transition point.

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  • 19. 

    Assume Media Composer is in Edit mode and the Timeline window is active. You press U. What happens? 

    • A.

      Media Composer switches to Trim mode

    • B.

      The transition point nearest to the position indicator is selected

    • C.

      The Composer window shows the A-side and B-side of the selected transition

    • D.

      The outgoing and incoming clips on either side of the active transition points are selected

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Media Composer switches to Trim mode
    B. The transition point nearest to the position indicator is selected
    C. The Composer window shows the A-side and B-side of the selected transition
  • 20. 

    What determines the duration of the play loop in Trim mode?

    • A.

      Preroll and postroll

    • B.

      Trim counters

    • C.

      Smart tool

    • D.

      The play loop is a set duration that cannot be changed

    Correct Answer
    A. Preroll and postroll
    Explanation
    Preroll and postroll determine the duration of the play loop in Trim mode. Preroll refers to the amount of time before the edit point that is included in the loop, while postroll refers to the amount of time after the edit point. By adjusting the values of preroll and postroll, the duration of the play loop can be changed accordingly.

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  • 21. 

    What are the keyboard shortcuts to change which side of a transition point is selected?

    • A.

      J K L

    • B.

      I O

    • C.

      M , . /

    • D.

      P [ ]

    Correct Answer
    D. P [ ]
    Explanation
    The keyboard shortcuts to change which side of a transition point is selected are P and [ ].

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  • 22. 

    If you are using J-K-L to trim on-the-fly, when does the trim occur?

    • A.

      When you release J or L

    • B.

      When you release the K

    • C.

      When you release J, K, or L

    • D.

      When you press the space bar

    Correct Answer
    C. When you release J, K, or L
    Explanation
    When you release J, K, or L, the trim occurs. This means that the trimming action takes place when any of these keys are released after being pressed.

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  • 23. 

    What type of trim moves an entire segment between its neighboring segments but doesn't change the moving segment's footage or duration?

    • A.

      Overwrite

    • B.

      Ripple

    • C.

      Slip

    • D.

      Slide

    Correct Answer
    D. Slide
    Explanation
    Slide is the correct answer because it refers to a type of trim that allows an editor to move an entire segment between its neighboring segments without changing the footage or duration of the segment being moved. This means that the segment is essentially "sliding" along the timeline, maintaining its original length and content.

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  • 24. 

    What type of trim creates split edits on the video track without changing the transition points on the audio tracks?

    • A.

      Dual-roller overwrite

    • B.

      Single-roller Overwrite

    • C.

      Ripple

    • D.

      Slide

    Correct Answer
    A. Dual-roller overwrite
    Explanation
    Dual-roller overwrite is the type of trim that creates split edits on the video track without changing the transition points on the audio tracks. This means that when using dual-roller overwrite, the video portion of the edit is trimmed independently from the audio portion, allowing for precise control over the timing and duration of the video clips without affecting the audio transitions.

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  • 25. 

    Which windows are showing by default in the Source/Record Editing workspace? 

    • A.

      Composer window

    • B.

      Timeline window

    • C.

      Project window

    • D.

      Media window

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Composer window
    B. Timeline window
    C. Project window
    Explanation
    In the Source/Record Editing workspace, the Composer window, Timeline window, and Project window are shown by default. The Composer window allows for viewing and editing the current clip or sequence. The Timeline window displays the timeline of the project, where clips and sequences can be arranged and edited. The Project window provides an overview of all the media assets and sequences in the project.

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  • 26. 

    Where are clips stored in the Media Composer interface?

    • A.

      In folders in the Project window's Bin pane

    • B.

      In the Root level of the Project window's Bins pane

    • C.

      In the Project window's Clips pane

    • D.

      In bins in the Project window's Bins pane

    Correct Answer
    D. In bins in the Project window's Bins pane
    Explanation
    Clips in the Media Composer interface are stored in bins in the Project window's Bins pane. Bins are used to organize and store clips, sequences, and other media assets in Media Composer. The Project window's Bins pane provides a hierarchical view of the bins, allowing users to easily navigate and access their media files. By organizing clips in bins, users can efficiently manage and locate their media assets within the Media Composer interface.

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  • 27. 

    What are the three different bin views?

    • A.

      Text, Frame, Summary

    • B.

      Text, Frame, Script

    • C.

      Icon, Script, Frame

    • D.

      Folder, Bin, Text

    Correct Answer
    B. Text, Frame, Script
    Explanation
    The three different bin views are Text, Frame, and Script. These views allow users to organize and access their files in different ways. The Text view displays the contents of the files in a plain text format, making it easy to read and edit. The Frame view shows a visual representation of each file, allowing users to preview and select specific frames. The Script view displays the files as a series of script lines, providing a more detailed and structured view for scripting purposes.

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  • 28. 

    What keyboard shortcut is the spacebar?

    • A.

      Play/stop

    • B.

      Fast forward

    • C.

      Open selected bins

    • D.

      Open clip in Source moniter

    Correct Answer
    A. Play/stop
    Explanation
    The spacebar keyboard shortcut is commonly used to play or stop media playback in various applications, including video players and music players. Pressing the spacebar once starts the playback, and pressing it again stops it. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "Play/stop."

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  • 29. 

    What does it mean if an open bin has an asterisk next to the bin name?

    • A.

      The bin was imported from another project

    • B.

      The bin is in Frame view

    • C.

      The bin contains sequences and clips

    • D.

      The bin has unsaved changes

    Correct Answer
    D. The bin has unsaved changes
    Explanation
    If an open bin has an asterisk next to the bin name, it means that the bin has unsaved changes. This indicates that there have been modifications made to the bin, such as adding, removing, or editing sequences and clips, that have not been saved yet. The asterisk serves as a visual indicator to remind the user to save their changes before closing the bin or moving on to another task.

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  • 30. 

    Which of the Project's window's panes allows you to change user, site or project settings within Media Composer?

    • A.

      Format

    • B.

      Preferences

    • C.

      Settings

    • D.

      System

    Correct Answer
    C. Settings
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Settings." In Media Composer, the Settings pane allows users to change user, site, or project settings. This pane provides access to various configuration options and allows users to customize their preferences and adjust settings according to their needs.

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  • 31. 

    How do you change the representative frame of a clip in Frame view?

    • A.

      Play the clip in the bin and stop at the frame you want to use

    • B.

      Press R to set the new representative frame

    • C.

      Play the clip in the source monitor; whatever frame you pause it on will automatically update the representative frame

    • D.

      Ctrl+click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac) the clip in the bin when you play to the frame you want to use

    Correct Answer
    A. Play the clip in the bin and stop at the frame you want to use
    Explanation
    To change the representative frame of a clip in Frame view, you need to play the clip in the bin and stop at the frame you want to use. This allows you to select the specific frame that will be used as the representative frame for the clip.

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  • 32. 

    What two moniters are included in the Composer window?

    • A.

      Record monitor and Timeline monitor

    • B.

      Project monitor and Source monitor

    • C.

      Source monitor and Record monitor

    • D.

      Timeline monitor and Source monitor

    Correct Answer
    C. Source monitor and Record monitor
    Explanation
    The Composer window in video editing software typically includes the Source monitor and Record monitor. The Source monitor allows users to preview and select clips or media files to be added to the timeline, while the Record monitor displays the current composition or sequence being edited. These two monitors are essential for reviewing and manipulating media assets during the editing process.

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  • 33. 

    Which button is used to perform an overwrite edit?

    • A.

      Red horizontal arrow

    • B.

      Yellow horizontal arrow

    • C.

      Green Horizontal arrow

    • D.

      White horizontal arrow

    Correct Answer
    A. Red horizontal arrow
    Explanation
    The red horizontal arrow is used to perform an overwrite edit. This is because the red color symbolizes "delete" or "replace" in many editing interfaces. By selecting the red horizontal arrow, the user indicates their intention to overwrite or replace existing content with new content.

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  • 34. 

    Which keys are used as shortcuts to mark IN and OUT points in  a clip?

    • A.

      G and T

    • B.

      F and T

    • C.

      T and C

    • D.

      G and C

    Correct Answer
    A. G and T
    Explanation
    The keys G and T are used as shortcuts to mark IN and OUT points in a clip. This means that when editing a video or audio clip, pressing the G key will mark the starting point (IN point) and pressing the T key will mark the ending point (OUT point). These shortcuts are commonly used in video editing software to quickly set the desired portion of a clip for further editing or playback.

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