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This quiz is designed to test student engagement in the lecture presented by Mike Bird.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When referring to tapeless formats & 1080 footage, what is a good rule of thumb when calculating minutes vs. file size?

    • A.

      1MB per minute

    • B.

      1G per minute

    • C.

      10MB per minute

    • D.

      10G per minute

    Correct Answer
    B. 1G per minute
    Explanation
    A good rule of thumb when calculating minutes vs. file size for tapeless formats and 1080 footage is that the file size is approximately 1G per minute. This means that for every minute of footage, the file size will be around 1 gigabyte. This estimation can be useful for determining the amount of storage space needed for a certain duration of footage or for estimating the transfer time of files.

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  • 2. 

    What does the 720 refer to exactly when referencing HD footage?

    • A.

      720 frames per second

    • B.

      720MB per second

    • C.

      720 lines per second

    • D.

      720 lines of resolution vertically

    • E.

      720 lines of resolution horizontally

    Correct Answer
    E. 720 lines of resolution horizontally
    Explanation
    The term "720" in HD footage refers to the number of lines of resolution horizontally. HD footage with a resolution of 720 lines horizontally provides a high level of detail and clarity in the horizontal direction.

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  • 3. 

    Which format refers to fields being weaved together to form an image?

    • A.

      Interlaced

    • B.

      Progressive

    • C.

      HD

    • D.

      SD

    Correct Answer
    A. Interlaced
    Explanation
    Interlaced refers to a format where fields are weaved together to form an image. In interlaced scanning, the image is displayed by alternating between odd and even lines, creating a complete picture. This format is commonly used in older televisions and displays.

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  • 4. 

    At what level of resolution does HD begin?

    • A.

      500 lines or more

    • B.

      600 lines or more

    • C.

      700 lines or more

    • D.

      800 lines or more

    Correct Answer
    C. 700 lines or more
    Explanation
    HD (High Definition) begins at a level of resolution of 700 lines or more. This means that in order for a video or image to be considered HD, it must have a minimum resolution of 700 lines. This higher resolution allows for a clearer and more detailed picture, providing a more immersive viewing experience for the audience.

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  • 5. 

    What size P2 card would hold 32 minutes of 1080p footage?

    • A.

      8G

    • B.

      16G

    • C.

      32G

    • D.

      64G

    Correct Answer
    C. 32G
    Explanation
    A 32G P2 card would hold 32 minutes of 1080p footage because the size of the card determines its storage capacity. Since the question specifically asks for the card size that can hold 32 minutes of footage, the 32G option is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following was NOT a drawback to using the RED camera?

    • A.

      $15,000 price tag

    • B.

      4 minutes of recording time per card

    • C.

      $75,000 prime lens

    • D.

      Extra personnel required

    Correct Answer
    A. $15,000 price tag
    Explanation
    The $15,000 price tag was NOT a drawback to using the RED camera. This suggests that the camera was affordable and accessible, unlike the other options listed. The other drawbacks mentioned include limited recording time per card, the high cost of a prime lens, and the need for additional personnel.

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  • 7. 

    What is the term given to the person in charge of dumping card footage to a computer during the shoot?

    • A.

      Card reader

    • B.

      Card wrangler

    • C.

      Card swapper

    • D.

      Card shark

    Correct Answer
    B. Card wrangler
    Explanation
    A card wrangler is the person responsible for transferring the footage from the memory cards used in a camera to a computer during a shoot. They ensure that the footage is safely and efficiently transferred, organizing and managing the cards to ensure a smooth workflow. The term "card wrangler" implies the task of handling and managing the memory cards, making it the most suitable option for the person in charge of this task.

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  • 8. 

    Which shows do or has Mike support(ed) with gear? (check all that apply)

    • A.

      Biggest Loser

    • B.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • C.

      Dallas Mavericks

    • D.

      HDNet

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Biggest Loser
    B. Dallas Cowboys
    C. Dallas Mavericks
    D. HDNet
    Explanation
    Mike supports or has supported the shows "Biggest Loser," "Dallas Cowboys," "Dallas Mavericks," and "HDNet" with gear.

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  • 9. 

    What camera did he demo in class?

    • A.

      Panasonic HVX

    • B.

      Pansonic P2HD Varicam

    • C.

      Sony XDCam

    • D.

      Sony P2HD Varicam

    Correct Answer
    B. Pansonic P2HD Varicam
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pansonic P2HD Varicam.

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  • 10. 

    List any media besides one in our class and P2 cards that Mike mentioned.

    Correct Answer
    digibeta
    beta
    VHS
    SVHS
    DVCPro
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes a list of media formats mentioned by Mike, excluding the ones discussed in class (presumably referring to the P2 cards). The listed formats are digibeta, beta, VHS, SVHS, and DVCPro. These are all different types of video recording formats that were commonly used in the past, with each having its own advantages and disadvantages in terms of quality, storage capacity, and playback compatibility.

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