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Final Cut Pro FastTrack 201 - Pro Audio Techniques.
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When you right-click a clip in the Browser, and select the 'Open Clip' command, what happens?
The original file on the hard drive is selected in Finder, and opened in QuickTime Player.
The clip is added to the active Project in the Timeline pane.
The clip is opened in its own Timeline.
The audio portion is detached from the video portion of the clip.
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.
Duplicate the clip on top of itself, delete the video portion of one, the audio portion of the original, and trim as needed.
You can only trim audio and video of a single clip together.
Detach the audio from the video of the clip.
How can 'Dynamic Range' be described?
The range in decibels between the loudest sounds and most quiet sounds.
The length from the start of an audio clip to its end.
The range between the brightest and darkest sections of the video portion of a clip.
The distance between 0 dB and the most quiet sound in the audio clip.
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.
Setting the XML version to “Previous (1.5)”.
Saving the file to the Desktop.
Setting the Metadata View to 'Audio.'
Are audio lanes in Final Cut Pro any different than tracks in other non-linear editors?
No, they are both exactly the same in function and form.
Lanes are rigid with few configuration options, tracks are very flexible and easy.
Lanes allow you to create colors, tracks don’t allow colors.
Yes. Audio lanes in FCP are much more flexible and customizable.
If audio is recorded in samples per second, how many samples are in one second of a 48 kHz audio file?
What impact does exporting an FCP XML file from Logic Pro has on your your hard drive?
It can fragment the data on the drive greatly, requiring a defrag program to be run.
It creates new audio files, using more disk space.
It can overheat your hard drive.
It can cause your hard drive to reformat.
How do we trim individual audio components of a single video clip in the Timeline?
Right-click the clip and select the Expand Audio Components command.
Detach the audio from the video of the clip.
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.
What does Lookahead do in an audio effect?
It can warn you in advance of bumps in the clip.
It controls how far ahead of the current playhead position the effect analyzes the clip.
It controls how much CPU power the effect uses.
What are the curved line icons on each side of the top of the EQ plugin window?
Mid-range boost buttons.
Low end and high end frequency roll-off buttons.
Mid-range filter buttons.
Low range and high range frequency Super Boosters.
When using an EQ effect, what are the very first steps to take?
Adjust the frequencies with your best guess, and go from there.
Select a preset you think will make a good starting point, repeat until you find a good one.
Pull the mid frequencies way down and see if it helps.
Set it to a flat setting, and turn on the Analyzer.
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.
Option-click to make four keyframes in the Timeline, then pull down the center section.
Use the blade tool to cut the audio clip into sections, and adjust each section’s volume individually.
Select a range using the Range tool, and pull the audio level line up or down.
How do you assign files being imported to a specific keyword collection?
Create the keyword collection first, then make sure it is highlighted before opening the Import window.
You can’t assign keyword collections to files during import.
Specify an Audio Role in the Import window.
Specify a keyword collection from the Keyword menu in the Import window.
What is the recommended first step when using the Compressor plugin in Final Cut Pro?
Set “Auto Gain” to Off.
Turn on the Limiter.
Set ratio to 7.5:1.
Set the Circuit Type to anything but Platinum.
How do you mute (or disable) a clip in the Timeline?
Select the clip and use the keyboard shortcut V.
Select the clip and press the Delete key.
Select the clip, and in the Inspector, drag the Volume slider all the way to the left.
Select the clip and use the keyboard shortcut M.
With a Compound Clip, expanding audio lanes allows you to do which of the following?
Apply keyframes and effects to all clips of a specific role at once.
Limit access to clip roles, keeping all roles grouped together into a single bundle.
There is no access to audio roles at all in a Compound Clip.
Separate clips of a specific roles into various other lanes.
What can Roles do besides make our Timeline colorful?
Create Compound Clips in the Browser.
Create tracks to lock your audio and video clips into.
Apply effects to individual audio clips.
Create Mutlitrack QuickTime files during export.
Explain the difference between Expand Audio and Expand Audio Components?
They are both the same function.
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.
Expand Audio detaches audio from the video clip, Expand Audio Components expands it so it can be collapsed again.
When exporting a Timeline in an MXF multichannel wrapper, what codecs can you choose from?
MXF is a codec, not a wrapper.
ProRes, Uncompressed, AVC-Intra, XDCAM.
Any of the ProRes codecs.
AVC-Intra and XDCAM.
Using the 'Audio Record' function inside of Final Cut Pro, how does the new audio file get placed in the Timeline?
As a connected clip.
As a Primary Storyline 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.
Final Cut Pro FastTrack 201
Pro Audio Techniques
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