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FinalCutPro X 10.1 Exam Prep
Exam preparation questions for the Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Certification
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Describe the three post-production workflow phases in Final Cut Pro
Import: The ingest process of storing your story's source media files and organizing the clips that represent those source files.
Edit: The creative process of assembling, trimming, and effecting clips to tell a story.
Share: The export process of distributing your completed story to various platforms.
When Final Cut Pro asks if you want to update your projects and events to Final Cut Pro X 10.1, what options are available?
The options presented are to upgrade all projects and events into on library per volume, to allow you to selectively upgrade now, or to return to the upgrade process later.
Should you update any post-production software during an editing job in progress?
A common practice in the post-production industry is to not update software, and in some cases hardware, while working on an editing job.
Which of these three is the largest media container: clip, event, or library?
The library is the largest of the media containers.
Describe possible organizational criteria for sorting clips and projects into events.
The criteria are whatever you choose: A scene of a film, a segment of a news-magazine show, a webisode, stock footage, raw media from an SD card, all versions of the projects, and so on. An event is a flexible storage container that can be as all-encompassing or as granularly compartmentalized as your raw media and projects.
Name and describe the built-in command for backing up camera media files.
The Create Archive command creates a clone of your source media device, preserving the folder structure and metadata along with the source media files.
Where should you store camera archives?
Camera archives may be stored anywhere. However, to reduce the chance of a single-point failure taking down an entire editing job, camera archives should be stored on a volume physically separate from the media storage volume you use for editing.
What two views are available in the Media Import window, and when are the two views available?
Filmstrip and list view. The two views are available when importing from a recognized camera card file structure. Otherwise, only the list view is available in the browser of the Media Import window.
What setting on the Zoom slider in filmstrip view allows you to see each clip as a single thumbnail?
All. The setting defines the time length represented by each thumbnail of the clip.
What keyboard shortcuts or modified-skimming keys let you mark multiple range selections within a clip?
The keyboard shortcuts are Command-Shift-I and Command-Shift-O. Holding down Command while skimming a clip also marks ranges.
With the "Create optimized media" option selected, Final Cut Pro X transcodes imported media to what codec?
Apple ProRes 422
In the Media Import Options dialog, what are the two ways media files are set as managed or external?
"Copy files into" creates managed media while "Leave files in place" creates externally referenced media.
When dragging items from iPhoto to an event, where do you set the option to copy (or not copy) the photo into the Final Cut Events folder?
Final Cut Pro > Preferences
You're about to import source media files grouped into various folders. Which Media Import option must be selected to replicate the folder structure within an event?
Import Folders as Keyword Collections
When applying keywords to a clip, may keywords be overlapped?
Which inspector can you use to add notes to a clip?
The Info Inspector
All clips start with which rating assigned?
What default filter setting prevents Rejected clip ranges from appearing in the Browser?
You're trying to find a clip you imported into the library. How can you find it?
In the Libraries pane, select the Library. From the Filter pop-up menu, choose All Clips. Clear the Browser's search field.
What procedure is necessary to search an event using a combination of keywords?
Keyword combinations are searchable only by clicking the magnifying glass in the search field and using the Keywords criteria rule in the Filter HUD.
How do you edit the criteria rules for an existing Smart Collection?
In the Libraries pane, double-click the Smart Collection.
At what point in the workflow may a clip be assigned a role?
Clips may be assigned a role at any time in the workflow. However, roles assigned to clips shortly after import are carried with the clip throughout the editing workflow.
What do the Automatic Settings do when creating a new project?
Automatic settings conform the project's resolution and frame rate to the first video clip added to the project.
Where are projects stored?
Projects are stored within a designated event.
Which edit command places the clip at the end of the timeline?
Which edit command pushes clips down the timeline to make room for it to be placed in a specific point in the timeline?
What do the green, blue, and purple colored stripes overlaying a clip identify?
Respectively: Favorite, user-applied keyword, and analysis keyword.
When in filmstrip view, which modifier key do you hold down to edit clips into the project in the order that you select the clips in the Browser?
When performing an insert edit, what marks the Timeline location for the edit: The playhead or the skimmer?
The skimmer, if active. Otherwise, the playhead.
What trim type is used when affecting either the in or out edit points of a clip, which also affects the duration of the rest of the project?
Which two interface items provide additional skimming precision in the Browser?
With the Zoom slider, you can see more clip content horizontally, and with Clip Appearance, you can increase clip height and hide and view waveforms.
What does the L or backwards L viewer overlay indicate?
The playhead or skimmer is cued to the start or end frame of a clip.
With the primary storyline determining the project's timing, what generic clip can be inserted to "create" time between storyline clips?
A gap clip
To append edit a clip into a connected story, what must be selected and what must not be selected before pressing E?
The connected storyline's handle must be selected, but not the clip's handle inside the connected storyline.
What does the "-15 dB" indicate?
The audio volume control has been lowered to play the audio clip 15 dB quieter than the audio clip's recorded level.
Identify the interface element that displays the Audio meters.
Show/hide the audio meters in the Timeline pane
Which interface element can you use to export a file of your project that's compatible with iOS and Apple TV?
The share pop-up menu
Describe the results of using the following commands: "Duplicate Project as Snapshot," and Duplicate Project.
Duplicate Project: Creates a "live" version that updates its compound and multi cam clips used in other projects.
Duplicate Project as Snapshot: Produces a complete freeze of the project at the time of duplication.
Which replace edit command replaces the project clip using the duration of the browser: Replace, "Replace from Start," or "Replace from End"?
What four editing options can you toggle on or off in the top right corner of the timeline?
Video Skimming, Audio Skimming, Solo, Snapping
Where do you find a list of all markers used in a project?
Tags Index within the Timeline Index
What command is used when all clips in the timeline are greyed out and one or more clips are in color?
Solo or Option-S
Which tool repositions storyline clips relative to time, allowing a clip to overwrite other clips?
Where may you assign a role to a clip?
In the info inspector or the Modify menu
What types of clips may go into an audition?
Commonly used for multiple takes of an on-camera performance or of an audio-only VO, the audition clip collects whatever clip types you add to the audition.
What icon badge identifies an audition clip?
A spotlight badge
If you make a range selection in the timeline, how can you trim both the before and after portions of the clip outside the selection?
Trim to selection or Option-\
Which interface items allow access to the Custom Speed window?
Retime pop-up menu or the Retime Editor
What command allows you to experiment with a storyline clip's retiming without creating a rippling effect on later clips in the storyline?
Use the "Lift from Storyline" command to convert the clip to a connected clip. With this command, you can change the speed and duration of the clip without disturbing later clips.
You've manually set the retiming rate for a clip, but at this rate, the clip is too long for the time slot in the project. Which interface item allows you to trim the clip without changing the playback speed?
Ripple trim changes the clip's duration without changing the set speed rate.
How do you access an effect's parameters to adjust the look (or sound) of that effect?
First, the effect must be applied to a project clip. Second, the clip must be selected or the playhead cued over the clip to access the parameters in the Inspector pane.
What are the steps to reset an effect's parameters, disable the effect, and delete an effect from a clip?
The effect's Reset button (the hooked arrow). Disable/enable an effect by clicking the effect's blue checkbox. With the effect's title bar selected, press the Delete key.
What does the red bracket indicate on the edge of a clip in the Timeline?
The clip doesn't have an adequate amount of space at either end.
How do you replace a project transition with a transition from the Transition Browser?
You may drag the new transition to the existing transition similar to performing a replace edit. Or, with the existing transition selected, double-click the new transition in the Transition Browser.
Describe the difference between Paste and Paste Attributes.
Paste: Applies the copied clip and it's attributes, similar to a replace edit.
Paste Attributes: Allows you to select the desired attributes of the copied clip-such as a particular effect or a specific parameter such as speed-to apply to another clip.
How do you access the individual components of a compound clip?
Double-click the compound clip.
What happens when you double-click a title in a project?
The title is selected, the playhead cues to a frame where the text elements are visible, and the first line of text is automatically selected, ready for text entry.
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