Intro To Media Technology - Audio And Video

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An Intro to Media technology with Audio and Video


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  • 1. 

    The frequency of sound waves is referred to as...

    • A.

      Hz

    • B.

      Mz

    • C.

      Bz

    • D.

      DB

    Correct Answer
    A. Hz
    Explanation
    The frequency of sound waves is referred to as Hz, which stands for Hertz. Hertz is the unit of measurement for frequency, specifically for the number of cycles or vibrations per second. It is commonly used to describe the pitch or tone of sound, with higher frequencies corresponding to higher pitches and lower frequencies corresponding to lower pitches.

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  • 2. 

    The intensity and loudness of sound is referred to as...

    • A.

      AZ

    • B.

      Hz

    • C.

      BD

    • D.

      DB

    • E.

      Mz

    Correct Answer
    D. DB
    Explanation
    The intensity and loudness of sound is measured in decibels (dB). Decibels are a logarithmic unit used to express the ratio between two sound levels. It is a common unit used to quantify the loudness of sound as perceived by the human ear. The higher the decibel value, the louder the sound.

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  • 3. 

    Sound is analog...

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Sound is analog because it is a continuous wave that can take on any value within a range. Analog signals are continuous and can have an infinite number of values, unlike digital signals which are discrete and have a limited number of values. Sound waves are created by vibrations in the air, and these vibrations can have any frequency and amplitude, resulting in a continuous range of sound levels and pitches. Therefore, sound is considered an analog signal.

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  • 4. 

    The higher the sampling rate of audio the smaller the file size...

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the higher the sampling rate of audio, the larger the file size. This is because a higher sampling rate captures more data points per second, resulting in a more detailed and accurate representation of the audio. This increased amount of data requires more storage space, leading to a larger file size.

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  • 5. 

    Methods of reducing file size of audio...

    • A.

      Reduce the sampling rate

    • B.

      Reduce the bit depth

    • C.

      Apply compression

    • D.

      Reduce the number of channels (stereo or mono)

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all of the listed methods can be used to reduce the file size of audio. By reducing the sampling rate, the number of samples per second is decreased, resulting in a smaller file size. Similarly, reducing the bit depth decreases the number of bits used to represent each sample, further reducing the file size. Applying compression techniques such as lossy compression algorithms can also significantly reduce the file size. Additionally, reducing the number of channels, such as converting from stereo to mono, can further decrease the file size.

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  • 6. 

    The Human ear can hear sound ranging from about 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz....

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The human ear is capable of perceiving sound within a frequency range of approximately 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz. This range is commonly referred to as the audible spectrum. Frequencies below 20 Hz are known as infrasound, while frequencies above 20,000 Hz are called ultrasound. Therefore, the statement that the human ear can hear sound ranging from about 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz is true.

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  • 7. 

    Best DVD Audio sampling quality is...

    • A.

      22,050 Hz

    • B.

      48,000Hz

    • C.

      192,000 Hz

    • D.

      44,100 Hz

    Correct Answer
    C. 192,000 Hz
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 192,000 Hz because it is the highest sampling rate among the options provided. A higher sampling rate allows for a more accurate representation of the audio signal, resulting in better audio quality.

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  • 8. 

    The MP3 audio file format uses lossy compression...

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The MP3 audio file format uses lossy compression, meaning that it reduces the file size by removing some of the audio data that is considered less important or less noticeable to the human ear. This compression technique allows for smaller file sizes, making it easier to store and transmit audio files. However, the trade-off is that some audio quality is lost during the compression process.

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  • 9. 

    The following two files are used as an Windows Media Player audio format...

    • A.

      .def

    • B.

      .aiff

    • C.

      .snd

    • D.

      .asf

    • E.

      .au

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. .aiff
    D. .asf
    Explanation
    The correct answer is .aiff and .asf. These file extensions are used as audio formats in Windows Media Player. The .aiff extension stands for Audio Interchange File Format and is commonly used for high-quality audio recordings. The .asf extension stands for Advanced Systems Format and is a container format that can contain both audio and video data.

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  • 10. 

    The term MIDI stands for Musical  Instrument Digital Interface...

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface. It is a protocol that allows electronic musical instruments, computers, and other devices to communicate and synchronize with each other. MIDI is used to transmit musical information such as notes, velocity, pitch, and control signals between devices, enabling them to work together in creating and controlling music. Therefore, the statement "The term MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface" is true.

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  • 11. 

    A MIDI file has a compact file size but is difficult to edit...

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    A MIDI file has a compact file size but is not difficult to edit. MIDI files only contain instructions for musical notes, rather than actual audio data, which makes them small in size. However, they can be easily edited using MIDI editing software, allowing users to modify and manipulate the musical data within the file.

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  • 12. 

    What are 2 main devices you require to record sound?

    • A.

      Keyboard

    • B.

      Microphone

    • C.

      Games card

    • D.

      Sound Card

    • E.

      A DVD

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Microphone
    D. Sound Card
    Explanation
    To record sound, two main devices are required: a microphone and a sound card. A microphone is essential for capturing audio signals and converting them into electrical signals. It acts as the input device for recording sound. On the other hand, a sound card is responsible for processing and converting the electrical signals from the microphone into digital data that can be stored or played back on a computer. It also enhances the quality of the sound by providing features like amplification and noise reduction. Therefore, both the microphone and sound card are necessary components for recording sound accurately and effectively.

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  • 13. 

    Adobe Audition is a good software for editing video?

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Adobe Audition is actually a software primarily used for editing audio, not video. While it does have some basic video editing capabilities, its main focus is on audio editing and production. Therefore, it would not be considered a good software specifically for editing video.

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  • 14. 

    Nyquist Theorem states the sampling rate of audio must be at least twice the audio frequency...

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The Nyquist Theorem states that in order to accurately sample and reproduce audio, the sampling rate must be at least twice the highest frequency present in the audio signal. This is because of the Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem, which states that in order to capture all the information in a continuous signal, it must be sampled at a rate greater than or equal to twice the highest frequency component. Therefore, the statement that the sampling rate of audio must be at least twice the audio frequency is true.

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  • 15. 

    It is better to record  and work with audio at a lower rate such as 8-bit mono...

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    B. FALSE
    Explanation
    Recording and working with audio at a lower rate such as 8-bit mono may result in a lower quality sound. Higher bit rates and stereo recording can capture more detail and provide a richer audio experience. Therefore, it is not better to record and work with audio at a lower rate such as 8-bit mono.

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  • 16. 

    With web based AUDIO delivery you can...

    • A.

      Link to the audio file

    • B.

      Embed the audio on the page

    • C.

      Both of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both of the above
    Explanation
    With web based audio delivery, you have the option to either link to the audio file or embed it directly on the page. This means that users can either click on a link to access the audio or listen to it directly on the webpage without having to navigate away. Having both options provides flexibility and convenience for users, allowing them to choose their preferred method of accessing the audio content.

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  • 17. 

    The Western Europe TV broadcast standard is...

    • A.

      NTSC

    • B.

      SECAM

    • C.

      PAL

    • D.

      BODYSLAM

    • E.

      TVMAN

    Correct Answer
    C. PAL
    Explanation
    The correct answer is PAL. PAL (Phase Alternating Line) is the TV broadcast standard used in Western Europe, as well as in many other parts of the world. It provides a higher resolution and better color reproduction compared to other standards like NTSC and SECAM. PAL systems use 625 lines per frame and a refresh rate of 50 Hz, resulting in a smoother and more stable image.

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  • 18. 

    The Japanese TV broadcast standard is...

    • A.

      PAL

    • B.

      JAPANSLAM

    • C.

      NTSC

    • D.

      SECAM

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. NTSC
    Explanation
    NTSC (National Television System Committee) is the correct answer because it is the TV broadcast standard used in Japan. PAL (Phase Alternating Line), SECAM (Sequential Color with Memory), and JAPANSLAM are not the TV broadcast standards used in Japan. Therefore, the correct answer is NTSC.

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  • 19. 

    The NTSC video frame rate is...(how many frames per second)

    • A.

      30 FPS

    • B.

      60 FPS

    • C.

      29.97 FPS

    • D.

      25 FPS

    Correct Answer
    C. 29.97 FPS
    Explanation
    The NTSC video frame rate is 29.97 FPS. NTSC (National Television System Committee) is the video standard used in North America and some other countries. It was designed to work with the power frequency of 60 Hz in these regions. However, to avoid interference with the color information, the frame rate was slightly reduced to 29.97 FPS. This adjustment ensures smooth playback and accurate color representation on NTSC televisions.

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  • 20. 

    Two common guides to help you frame your video camera shots are...

    • A.

      Safe title area

    • B.

      Safe action area

    • C.

      Both of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both of the above
    Explanation
    The two common guides to help you frame your video camera shots are the safe title area and the safe action area. The safe title area refers to the area within the frame where important text or graphics should be placed, ensuring that they are fully visible on all screens. The safe action area, on the other hand, refers to the area within the frame where the main action or subject should be placed, guaranteeing that it is not cut off on different displays. Both of these guides are important for ensuring that your video is properly framed and displayed on various screens.

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  • 21. 

    Standard DVD wide screen format (aspect ratio) is...

    • A.

      4:3

    • B.

      16:9

    • C.

      8:10

    • D.

      17:10

    Correct Answer
    B. 16:9
    Explanation
    The standard DVD wide screen format, also known as the aspect ratio, is 16:9. This means that for every 16 units of width, there are 9 units of height. This aspect ratio is commonly used in widescreen televisions and computer monitors, providing a wider and more immersive viewing experience compared to the older 4:3 aspect ratio.

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  • 22. 

    NTSC High Definition Digital Video ...is what resolution?

    • A.

      1280 x720

    • B.

      1920 x 1080

    • C.

      Both of the above

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both of the above
    Explanation
    NTSC (National Television System Committee) High Definition Digital Video can have a resolution of either 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both of the above" as both resolutions are possible for NTSC High Definition Digital Video.

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  • 23. 

    SMPTE (Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers) refers to...video time-code

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    SMPTE, which stands for Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers, is indeed associated with video time-code. The organization is responsible for developing and maintaining standards related to motion pictures and television, including the synchronization of audio and video through time-code. Therefore, the statement "SMPTE refers to video time-code" is true.

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  • 24. 

    The following are video file formats...

    • A.

      .avi

    • B.

      .mpg

    • C.

      .wmv

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all three file formats (.avi, .mpg, .wmv) mentioned in the options are commonly used for video files. .avi is a popular format developed by Microsoft, .mpg (or .mpeg) is a standard format for video and audio compression, and .wmv is a format developed by Microsoft specifically for Windows Media Player. Therefore, all three options are valid video file formats.

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  • 25. 

    Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro are digital video programs...

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro are indeed digital video programs. Both software are widely used by professionals in the film and television industry for video editing and post-production tasks. Adobe Premiere is developed by Adobe Inc. and is available for both Windows and macOS, while Apple Final Cut Pro is developed by Apple Inc. and is exclusively available for macOS. These programs offer a wide range of features and tools to edit, enhance, and produce high-quality videos.

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  • 26. 

    CCD in a video camera is short for ...professional cameras have 3.

    • A.

      Cam-coder converter device

    • B.

      Charge coupled device

    • C.

      Camcorder optics device

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Charge coupled device
    Explanation
    CCD in a video camera stands for Charge Coupled Device. This is a type of image sensor that converts light into electrical signals. Professional cameras usually have 3 CCDs, each responsible for capturing a different primary color (red, green, and blue) to produce high-quality color images. The other options, such as cam-coder converter device and camcorder optics device, do not accurately represent the meaning of CCD in a video camera. Therefore, the correct answer is Charge Coupled Device.

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  • 27. 

    The letter "P" and "I" specify a videos scan type....(Progressive and Interlaced)

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    The letter "P" and "I" commonly refer to the scan type of a video. "P" stands for Progressive scan, which displays the entire frame in one sweep and provides a smoother image. "I" stands for Interlaced scan, which displays only half of the frame at a time, alternating between odd and even lines, resulting in a slightly less smooth image. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 28. 

      Firewire is a standard cable link for what type of devices?

    • A.

      Video cameras

    • B.

      Computers

    • C.

      Audio players

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Firewire is a standard cable link that is used for connecting various devices such as video cameras, computers, and audio players. It allows for high-speed data transfer and is commonly used in the multimedia industry for transferring large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as Firewire can be used with any of these devices.

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  • 29. 

    The white balance in a video or still digital camera refers to what?

    • A.

      The setting of the has to do with the proper adjustment focus of the lens

    • B.

      The setting of the has to do with the proper adjustment of the white color quality of your image

    • C.

      The setting of the has to do with the proper adjustment resolution of the camera

    • D.

      The setting of the has to do with the proper adjustment of depth of field

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. The setting of the has to do with the proper adjustment of the white color quality of your image
    Explanation
    The white balance setting in a video or still digital camera refers to the proper adjustment of the white color quality of the image. This setting ensures that the camera accurately captures the true colors in a scene by adjusting the color temperature to match the lighting conditions. By adjusting the white balance, the camera can compensate for different types of lighting, such as daylight, fluorescent, or incandescent, and prevent the image from appearing too warm or too cool.

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  • 30. 

    To convert analog video sources into a digital form they need to be digitized first.

    • A.

      TRUE

    • B.

      FALSE

    Correct Answer
    A. TRUE
    Explanation
    Analog video sources, such as VHS tapes or analog cameras, cannot be directly understood by digital devices. Therefore, to convert these analog video sources into a digital form, they need to be digitized first. This involves converting the continuous analog signals into discrete digital values that can be processed and understood by digital devices. Hence, the statement "To convert analog video sources into a digital form they need to be digitized first" is true.

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