VSAR 303
Final Hands on Quiz
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Before Class: 

1) First, to prepare for the quiz, create a project folder named "FCP Final Hands-on Quiz" on your Firewire drive. (Remember to set your scratch disk for the quiz to this folder)

2) Second, create and name a sequence that is properly set up to match your HD footage image size, frame rate, and audio sample rate (you should reference the “HD Workflow handout for this setup). 
 
3) Third, using either footage you shot for your Interview project or from your Text and Image project, edit to the newly created sequence at least three clips (with audio and video) next to each other on the timeline, without any transitions.

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In Class:
You will be tested by either the Instructor or the TA.

Launch your FCP Final Hands-on Quiz project in FCP.

1. Open the "Log and Transfer" window. In the Import Preferences pull down menu (in Log and Transfer window—upper right hand corner) set the codec for logging and transferring to the AVCHD Plugin > AVCHD Apple ProRes 422.

Then, log and transfer two 15-second HD clips from a memory card (placed in the SD card slot on your computer) to your FCP Hands-On Quiz project folder into a bin created for these clips.
Note: If you do not have footage on an SD card to log and transfer, you may use files you have saved off the SD card in the "Private" folder (again, refer to the HD Workflow handout for directions on saving files in the"Private" folder to your Firewire drive).

2. Take a clip within the sequence and trim it using the ripple tool. This edit should make logical editing sense. 

3. Add two different types of transitions anywhere on the sequence. Change the length of these transitions. 

4. Import an .aiff audio music clip from one the Lessons Media folders (for instance, in SeaWorld > Music > Track 8_guitar) into the FCP Final Hands-on Quiz folder. Then, load this clip into the Viewer, and using the pen tool, add fade-ins and fade-outs at the beginning and end of the music clip.

5. Take this imported audio music clip and lay it on audio tracks 3 and 4 (A3 & A4), then change the audio level to -5db and a pan of -2. 

6. Working with the three clips on the timeline. Change the audio levels on all three clips on the timeline to different levels—the first one set at -12db, the second at 5db, and the third at -2db. Then, set the second and third clips’ level to the same level of the first clip’s level by copying the first clip’s level and then "Paste Attributes" (selecting only "levels" to paste) to the second and third clip.

7. Select one of the three clips on the timeline and change the speed of just the video to 25%. (Hint, located in Modify pull-down menu)

8. Select a clip in the sequence and de saturate it, meaning take the color out and make it a black and white image. (Hint, located in Effects > Video Filters > Image Control pull-down menu)

9. Within the sequence, create a J-cut and an L-cut, which should be edited at a place in the sequence that makes good editorial sense. You most likely will have to use linking and unlinking function to do this.

10. Make a title with your name, course title, and date, and then edit it to the timeline over the first video clip at the head of the sequence.