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Lesson Review

1.Which software should you update before you install Final Cut Pro?
2.What are the names of the three additional applications that come with Final Cut Pro 5?
3.What can you use a support profile for?
4.What does Final Cut Pro use scratch disks for?
5.Should the Final Cut Pro cache files be stored on an Xsan volume?
6.How do you specify a limit on real-time bandwidth?
7.What effect does the new Dynamic setting have on video quality?
8.Why do some audio filters affect real-time performance more than others?
9.What are the default Final Cut Pro 5 button layouts used for?
10.Why is the Handles option useful when you’re working with dupe for film matchback?


1.You should update Mac OS X and QuickTime before you install Final Cut Pro.
2.Cinema Tools 2, LiveType 2, and Compressor 2.
3.To collect the information required by AppleCare or to use as a comprehensive inventory of different systems to compare setups.
4.Final Cut Pro scratch disks are used to store temporary data, such as media files, caches, and the Autosave Vault.
5.Cache files should never be stored on an Xsan volume—they are too small for the software to handle efficiently.
6.You can Limit Real-Time Video To a specified data rate in the User Prefrences window under the General tab.
7.To sustain real-time performance, the Dynamic option enables FCP to adjust video playback quality between High, Medium, and Low settings as required.
8.Different audio filters make varying demands on the CPU. Some processor-intensive filters use multiple tracks of real-time bandwidth.
9.The default FCP 5 button layouts are used for audio editing, media logging, and working with multiclips.
10.Handles are used to identify frames that may be lost during the negative cut.



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