Digital Video Editing Terminology

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Digital Video Editing Terminology

The following questions cover content learned in Digital Video Editing. There are 30 questions. You may attempt to take the test twice.


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  • 1. 
    What does a video's "aspect ratio" represent?
    • A. 

      The numerical fraction representing the number of pixels per inch

    • B. 

      The shape of an image or frame, expressed as the width-to-height ratio

    • C. 

      It is a wide picture format for film

    • D. 

      It is the name for the outer edges of a video image that are typically cut off by consumer television

  • 2. 
    What is the standard aspect ratio for television screens?
    • A. 

      2:3

    • B. 

      4:3

    • C. 

      16:9

    • D. 

      7:8

  • 3. 
    A technique using black bars above and below a widescreen video image (16:9 aspect ratio) on a standard television screen is called:
    • A. 

      Framing

    • B. 

      Frame rate

    • C. 

      Overscan

    • D. 

      Letterbox

  • 4. 
    The individual video images that make up a moving sequence are called
    • A. 

      Frames.

    • B. 

      Assets.

    • C. 

      Clips.

    • D. 

      Sequences.

  • 5. 
    In directing and shooting a video, what is a "talking head?"
    • A. 

      It is the voice artist who provides the narration for the voiceover.

    • B. 

      It describes the synchronization of the voiceover and the person who is talking.

    • C. 

      It just the head and shoulders of a person who is talking.

    • D. 

      It is the offscreen person who is the subject of an interview.

  • 6. 
    There's a special name for the number countdown (5-4-3-2-1) that you see before an old movie starts. What is it called?
    • A. 

      Countdown.

    • B. 

      Preroll.

    • C. 

      Leader.

    • D. 

      Master.

  • 7. 
    What does it mean to "dub" your audio or video project?
    • A. 

      To duplicate, or make a copy, of the project.

    • B. 

      To synchronize the sound and images.

    • C. 

      To store, or backup, the master copy.

    • D. 

      To render out the final master copy.

  • 8. 
    What is the difference between "mono" channel and "stereo" channel sound?
    • A. 

      "Mono" is a compressed format and "Stereo" is a lossless format.

    • B. 

      "Mono" is only used for web videos and "Stereo" is needed for high-definition videos.

    • C. 

      "Mono: is a single channel and "Stereo" is two channels--a left and right channel.

    • D. 

      There is no difference

  • 9. 
    What does "Hz" -- Hertz represent?
    • A. 

      It represents the file size of an audio file.

    • B. 

      It is a measurement of the audio sampling rate.

    • C. 

      It is a file naming extension of a raw audio file.

    • D. 

      It is the name of an auto rental company.

  • 10. 
    The television format used most commonly the United States is:
    • A. 

      PAL

    • B. 

      AVI

    • C. 

      MPEG

    • D. 

      NTSC

  • 11. 
    To convert from one video compression format to another is also called:
    • A. 

      Transcode.

    • B. 

      Transcription.

    • C. 

      Render.

    • D. 

      Rename.

  • 12. 
    A nondestructive compression scheme that retains all the original file information and does not degrade sound or video quality is known as:
    • A. 

      Lossless.

    • B. 

      Lossy.

    • C. 

      Codec.

    • D. 

      Exportive.

  • 13. 
    What is a "codec?"
    • A. 

      A file naming extension that can play on Quicktime and Windows Media.

    • B. 

      A hardware device used for storing audio and video files.

    • C. 

      A video or audio compression component that can both compress and decompress.

    • D. 

      A compression scheme that removes some of the original information.

  • 14. 
    What are FireWire and Firewire connectors used for?
    • A. 

      High-speed interface used for connecting DV camcorders to computers and disk drives.

    • B. 

      They are Large-capacity storage drives for audio and video files.

    • C. 

      Firewire is used in the recording process to decompress the original video data.

    • D. 

      Used to view and hear broadcasts, and to interactively play and seek in stored clips.

  • 15. 
    Moving Pictures Expert Group, a company of programmers and designers, designed a series of widely used multimedia file formats known as:
    • A. 

      MPEG

    • B. 

      AVI

    • C. 

      Flash

    • D. 

      Macromedia

  • 16. 
    MPEG-4  (mpg4) is a a file extension and file format that is used for:
    • A. 

      High-definition widescreen film.

    • B. 

      Audio files.

    • C. 

      Digital files.

    • D. 

      Web-based multimedia.

  • 17. 
    .mp3 is a a file extension and file format that is used for:
    • A. 

      High-definition widescreen film.

    • B. 

      Audio files.

    • C. 

      Digital files.

    • D. 

      Web-based multimedia.

  • 18. 
    Windows Media Audio (WMA) stands for:
    • A. 

      Lossy compression to significantly reduce file size.

    • B. 

      Microsoft Windows Media native audio file format.

    • C. 

      The uncompressed Wave audio file format used with Microsoft Windows.

  • 19. 
    The amount and rate of data that can be processed or transmitted by a given device is called:
    • A. 

      Transference.

    • B. 

      Data rate.

    • C. 

      Bandwidth.

    • D. 

      Compression.

  • 20. 
    A binary digit representing either a one or a zero in computer programming logic, is called a
    • A. 

      Byte.

    • B. 

      Bit.

    • C. 

      Bitstream.

    • D. 

      Pixel.

  • 21. 
    A data element containing eight bits, or 256 distinct values, is called a:
    • A. 

      Byte.

    • B. 

      Kilobyte.

    • C. 

      Bitstream.

    • D. 

      Measurement.

  • 22. 
    Gigabyte =
    • A. 

      Thousands of bytes

    • B. 

      Millions of bytes

    • C. 

      Billions of bytes

    • D. 

      Trillions of bytes

  • 23. 
    In video production, a series of cartoonlike panels drawn to describe a movie, shot by shot.
    • A. 

      Layout.

    • B. 

      Rough cut.

    • C. 

      Pre-production.

    • D. 

      Storyboard.

  • 24. 
    A single video sequence, typically shot in one continuous take, is called a
    • A. 

      Sequence.

    • B. 

      Scene.

    • C. 

      Clip.

    • D. 

      Take.

  • 25. 
    When you are assembling a collection of clips into a production with multiple overlapping tracks, you are working in the:
    • A. 

      Timeline.

    • B. 

      Monitor.

    • C. 

      Edit space.

    • D. 

      Computer lab.

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