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Where does Media Composer store the project files for private projects?
in the logged-on users' documents folder
Which button in the Select Project dialog box is used to navigate to the location of an external project?
folder browse button
what are the three principal windows of the avid interface?
composer window, timeline, bin container
Which window serves as the central hub of your project?
what is a bin?
holder for metadata, clips, and assets
how do you combine one open bin with another open bin?
drag into space
what are the two ways to create your own user profile?
either in project selection window or inside avid
how can you save changes to a workspace?
windows, workspaces, save current
which setting allows you to change the look of your interface?
file, settings, user, interface
What is saved during an Autosave?
what is the difference between linking and importing media?
linking creates metadata, importing creates new media
true or false: when linking media, you can remove the original source drive or camera card containing the media and your media will remain online
where can you get additional AMA plug-ins?
if you want to drag clips from the desktop to a media composer bin, and you want to link the clips rather than import, which modifier key must you press?
what are two ways to load a clip in the source monitor?
drag into source window, double click
what function is associated with the spacebar by default?
pause and play
what is the value of using the J-K-L keys to control playback?
can control the speed, play and pause, forward and backward
what are the default keys for marking In and OUT marks?
E and R or I and O
how can you save your work?
ctrl 9, ctrl s
what is the principal goal of a rough cut?
to lay out your cut
How can you view the audio waveforms of your source material?
track control panel, waveform button
what is auto-patching and how does it work?
deselect and reselect tracks to assign a source to a track
how do you change the size of waveforms?
ctrl alt k and ctrl alt l
with which editing functions are you more likely to break sync?
splice-in and extract
what is one way to ensure you maintain sync when editing segments into a sequence?
select audio and video or put sync locks on
what did the go to previous event and go to next event functions do?
going to next transition in line or edit in a sequence
how would you mark a source clip so it is back-timed from its OUT point when edited between marks in a sequence?
mark an outpoint, select replacement, clip using T
what is the difference between the Lift function and the Extract function?
lift maintains sync and leaves gap, extract throws off sync
what is filler?
how do you change the default segment mode tool for when you drag a clip from the source monitor to the timeline?
When the images in the four-frame display appear identical, what type of edit is being performed?
With the segment mode smart tool configured with both yellow and red, what determines the active tool while working in the timeline?
placement of mouse
what are two ways to add audio or video tracks to a sequence?
right click in TL or ctrl y (video) ctrl u (audio)
how do you enable the solo option on an audio track?
click s in track selector
if the music in a sequence is too loud, how can you lower the volume of just the music?
adjust clip gain
why is segment mode life/overwrite well-suited for editing audio?
it leaves a gap
why is it useful to see audio waveforms while editing?
graphic representation of audio
what is one method or shortcut to adjust the clip gain in the timeline besides dragging the mini fader?
arrow keys, type in value
what is digital audio scrub and how do you enable it?
hold down shift to scrub with audio
what are the steps to overwrite a segment to the timeline using drag and drop?
set IN point, T key to mark a clip, hold ctrl and drag onto timeline
how do you remove a shot from the sequence and leave a gap (or filler)?
t key and use lift tool or z key
use red arrow to select and delete
what does add edit button do?
adds a new edit
what does link button do?
link selection toggle to move audio independently from video
why is the yellow segment mode often well-suited for video and the red for audio?
red maintains audio sync but causes a black screen
what is the danger of performing an edit with the ripple trim tool?
what is sync lock?
next to track selectors, maintains sync
what is the shortcut for undo?
what is a match frame edit and how do you remove one or more of them?
when last frame matches next
timeline, remove match frame edits
what impact does ripple trim have on a track and or sequences?
effects project length
what are the steps to remove a segment from a sequence using lift/overwrite segment mode tool?
ctrl and delete
suppose you try to remove an audio segment from the sequence using either the yellow or red segment mode tool. the first time you press the delete key, the segment remains in place. the second time, the segment is removed as expected. why?
audio adjustments go first
if you want to use the quick transition dialog box to apply multiple dissolves to a series of cut points, how do you identify the cuts to which the dissolves will be applied?
IN and OUT points, click quick transition
What is a handle, and why is it important in the context of effects?
everything outside IN and OUT points, need extra space in transitions
what must you do to ensure a quick transition is added to only a video cut point and not to an audio cut point?
use track selectors
True or false: the transition corner display shows the first, middle, and last frames of the A-side and B-side of the transition
true or false: dragging a transition from the effect palette onto an existing transition in the timeline replaces the existing transition
true or false: to save an effect template, you drag the effect icon from the upper-left corner of the effect editor into the effect palette into a bin
what function must you enable before you can drag within a transition effect in the timeline to change its duration or position?
transition manipulation tool
how do you apply an effect to multiple segments?
segment tool, double click effect icon
after a clip is stabilized, how do you compare the stabilized version with the original video?
switch on the boxes for parameter groups
how do you lock down a shot with the stabilize effect?
disable steady glide`
When using Automatic Color Correction, what is the suggested order of corrections in HSL?
contrast and then balance
When using Automatic Color Correction, what is the suggested order of corrections in Curves?
balance and then contrast
Under what category is the Fluid Morph located in the Effect Palette?
illusion Fx tab
is fluidmorph a real-time effect? What are two ways to determine this?
no, determined by green or blue dots
What do the Enlarge and Reduce buttons do in the Effect Preview monitor?
zoom in or out
Using a Resize effect, how can you scale a clip in the Effect Preview monitor but maintain the aspect ratio?
drag from the corners or use scaling slider with fixed aspect
how do you delete a keyframe?
highlight the keyframe and press the delete key
How do you add an effect to a clip in the timeline on top of an existing effect?
what is the procedure of adding effects on top of existing effects called?
what are the two different wats to view the effects inside a nest?
step in and out or double click for expanded nesting
what is an advantage of simple nesting?
you can work within the nest and make more complex effects
what is an advantage or expanded nesting?
you can see all layers and hear sound
how do you change the order of effects within a nest?
drag and drop order in effect editor
what are the three types of motion effects?
Freeze Frames, Motion Effects, Timewarp effects
how are freeze frames created?
They are generated from a source clip
why is it important to set how the freeze frame processes the fields in interlaced footage?
to avoid jagged edges
how are motion effects created?
they are generated from a source clip
how many marks are required to create a fit to fill motion effect?
What are the four types of processing methods available for creating motion effects? When should you use each one?
duplicated fields - lower res
interpolated fields - fast
vtr style - slower
how do you add a video track to the timeline? what advantage does this offer when adding titles?
ctrl y, able to move titles around
how do you open avid titler+?
either the titler button or tools tab
which button opens a tool in avid titler+ that enables you to add or edit text?
how do you create a drop shadow on your text?
open shadow parameter group and adjust
what are the steps to revise a title?
right click, add/edit title
In which menu can you find the export command?
in which dialog box can you change the codec used to export the video?
format options, video
which button in the export settings dialog box must be selected before you can click the format options button?
which color levels option should you use when exporting a video for playback on a computer?
suppose your sequence contains audio but the QuickTime movie you exported does not. Which two settings in the Export Settings dialog box could have caused this?
use selected tracks checkbox, video only option button
what is the difference between a QuickTime movie file and a QuickTime reference file?
quicktime movie is media, quicktime reference points to larger media files
describe process to create a new export template
click save as
what does media offline mean?
the metadata can't find the media it is referencing
what are reasons media can be offline?
media was deleted, drives not mounted
which function can be used to find the media for a clip?
true or false: the master clip in your bin contains the actual video and audio media
true or false: if you delete a master clip using the media tool, you delete the media files
Some of your media is offline. Which is a good troubleshooting step?
delete the database files
which function is used to reconnect to imported media files?
what are the first three letters of the media database files?
in which folder (directory) are the media database files found?
avid media, mxf, number of file
How can clip images be enlarged in the bin's Frame view?
how do you change the look of composer?
What happens when you move a clip to the other bin?
clip is moved
how do you view folders as media volumes?
how many points are needed to make an edit?
true or false: you can adjust clip gain without the audio mixer
what allows you to adjust clips w/o ruining things?
extract splice in segment mode
what are the keys used for trim functions?
p [ ]
how do you snap the tail frame to an edit point?
how do you add transitions?
quick transitions or backslash key
what must you click before modifying a transition?
what is in the top row of images of the transition corner display?
first middle and last of A side
what is a keyframe?
control point used to animate the values of an effect
how can you scale a clip without changing the aspect ratio?
resize and drag from corner
how do you add a segment effect to multiple clips?
select with segment tool, double click effect
to autonest, use
how do you step in and out of a nest?
down and up arrows below timeline
what is the fit to fill function?
creates motion effect for the same duration as marked
where to modify font in title?
dialog box and effect editor
do titles need to be rendered before playing?
does not have to rendered
how do you retrieve a deleted sequence?
select previous revision from attic
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