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1.Why do you need so much computer power when editing video?
2.What are the three most common analog video interfaces, and how do they compare?
3.What are the three most common digital video connections?
4.How are they different?
5.At what levels is analog audio carried?
6.What gear do you need to convert between different analog audio levels?
7.What connections carry digital audio?
8.List three essential measurement tools in video editing.
9.Name some ancillary equipment that would ease interfacing tasks and round out a studio’s capabilities.
10.Can FCP use FireWire directly to capture and play back video and audio?

Answers

1.Video makes heavy demands on the CPU, RAM, and graphics card.
2.Component, Y/C, and composite. Of the three, component video is the highest quality; composite is the lowest.
3.SDI, SDTI, and FireWire.
4.SDI carries uncompressed video, SDTI carries compressed video, and FireWire carries either one, depending on the application.
5.At high line levels, low line levels, and mic levels.
6.An amplifier or attenuator.
7.FireWire, RCAs, BNCs, XLRs, and optical links.
8.Waveform monitors, vectorscopes, and accurate picture monitors.
9.Audio mixers, DAs, TBCs, proc amps, patch panels, and switchers.
10.Yes it can, as well as a large selection of third-party interfaces.


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