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Final Cut Pro 205 - Pro Audio Techniques.
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What can Roles do besides make our Timeline colorful?
Create Mutlitrack QuickTime files during export.
Create Compound Clips in the Browser.
Apply effects to individual audio clips.
Create tracks to lock your audio and video clips into.
How can 'Dynamic Range' be described?
The range between the brightest and darkest sections of the video portion of a clip.
The range in decibels between the loudest sounds and most quiet sounds.
The distance between 0 dB and the most quiet sound in the audio clip.
The length from the start of an audio clip to its end.
When exporting an XML for Logic Pro or Pro Tools, what is the single most important setting in the export window?
Giving the file a name.
Saving the file to the Desktop.
Setting the Metadata View to 'Audio.'
Setting the XML version to "Previous (1.5)".
Explain the difference between Expand Audio and Expand Audio Components?
They are both the same function.
Expand Audio detaches audio from the video clip, Expand Audio Components expands it so it can be collapsed again.
Expand Audio expands one audio lane, Expand Audio Components expands each channel individually.
Expand Audio expands expands each channel individually, Expand Audio Components one stereo audio lane.
When you right-click a clip in the Browser, and select the 'Open Clip' command, what happens?
The clip is added to the active Project in the Timeline pane.
The original file on the hard drive is selected in Finder, and opened in QuickTime Player.
The clip is opened in its own Timeline.
The audio portion is detached from the video portion of the clip.
When exporting a Timeline in an MXF multichannel wrapper, what codecs can you choose from?
MXF is a codec, not a wrapper.
AVC-Intra and XDCAM.
ProRes, Uncompressed, AVC-Intra, XDCAM.
Any of the ProRes codecs.
What is the recommended first step when using the Compressor plugin in Final Cut Pro?
Turn on the Limiter.
Set ratio to 7.5:1.
Set the Circuit Type to anything but Platinum.
Set "Auto Gain" to Off.
What impact does exporting an FCP XML file from Logic Pro has on your your hard drive?
It can cause your hard drive to reformat.
It creates new audio files, using more disk space.
It can fragment the data on the drive greatly, requiring a defrag program to be run.
It can overheat your hard drive.
Are audio lanes in Final Cut Pro any different than tracks in other non-linear editors?
Yes. Audio lanes in FCP are much more flexible and customizable.
Lanes allow you to create colors, tracks don't allow colors.
No, they are both exactly the same in function and form.
Lanes are rigid with few configuration options, tracks are very flexible and easy.
What is the proper way to create L and J cuts (trimming the audio and video of a single clip separately)?
Double-click the audio portion of the clip and trim the audio separately from the video.
You can only trim audio and video of a single clip together.
Detach the audio from the video of the clip.
Duplicate the clip on top of itself, delete the video portion of one, the audio portion of the original, and trim as needed.
How do you mute (or disable) a clip in the Timeline?
Select the clip and use the keyboard shortcut M.
Select the clip and use the keyboard shortcut V.
Select the clip, and in the Inspector, drag the Volume slider all the way to the left.
Select the clip and press the Delete key.
What are the curved line icons on each side of the top of the EQ plugin window?
Mid-range filter buttons.
Low end and high end frequency roll-off buttons.
Low range and high range frequency Super Boosters.
Mid-range boost buttons.
What is the fastest, easiest way to duck audio levels in the Timeline?
Create multiple keyframes with the keyframe button in the Inspector, moving the playhead each time.
Select a range using the Range tool, and pull the audio level line up or down.
Use the blade tool to cut the audio clip into sections, and adjust each section's volume individually.
Option-click to make four keyframes in the Timeline, then pull down the center section.
With a Compound Clip, expanding audio lanes allows you to do which of the following?
Separate clips of a specific roles into various other lanes.
Apply keyframes and effects to all clips of a specific role at once.
There is no access to audio roles at all in a Compound Clip.
Limit access to clip roles, keeping all roles grouped together into a single bundle.
What does Lookahead do in an audio effect?
It controls how much CPU power the effect uses.
It controls how far ahead of the current playhead position the effect analyzes the clip.
It can warn you in advance of bumps in the clip.
If audio is recorded in samples per second, how many samples are in one second of a 48 kHz audio file?
When using an EQ effect, what are the very first steps to take?
Set it to a flat setting, and turn on the Analyzer.
Select a preset you think will make a good starting point, repeat until you find a good one.
Adjust the frequencies with your best guess, and go from there.
Pull the mid frequencies way down and see if it helps.
Using the 'Audio Record' function inside of Final Cut Pro, how does the new audio file get placed in the Timeline?
As a Primary Storyline clip.
As a connected clip.
As a connected clip, but only if there are other clips in the Primary Storyline.
You can't record directly into a Final Cut Pro Timeline.
How do you assign files being imported to a specific keyword collection?
Specify a keyword collection from the Keyword menu in the Import window.
Create the keyword collection first, then make sure it is highlighted before opening the Import window.
Specify an Audio Role in the Import window.
You can't assign keyword collections to files during import.
How do we trim individual audio components of a single video clip in the Timeline?
Duplicate the clip on top of itself, and delete the video portion of one, and the audio portion of the original.
Double-click the audio portion of the clip and trim only the audio separate from the video.
Detach the audio from the video of the clip.
Right-click the clip and select the Expand Audio Components command.
Final Cut Pro 205
Pro Audio Techniques
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