Test Your Digital Video Editing Terminology

Sometimes we hear terms and use them without understanding what they actually mean. The following is a 10-question quiz that tests how much you really know when it comes to digital video editing terminology. 

Rest assured, even if you get the answers wrong, you’ll learn the right answer, and an explainer will be revealed illustrating more information on each term or concept. 

1- What does a video's "aspect ratio" represent?

The numerical fraction representing the number of pixels per inch
The shape of an image or frame, expressed as the width-to-height ratio
It is a wide picture format for film
It is the name for the outer edges of a video image that are typically cut off by consumer television

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2- What was the old standard aspect ratio for television screens?

2:3
4:3
16:9
7:8

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3- What is the standard aspect ratio for television screens nowadays?
2:3
4:3
16:9
7:8

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4- A technique using black bars above and below a widescreen video image (16:9 aspect ratio) on a standard television screen is called:

Framing
Frame rate
Overscan
Letterbox

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5- The individual video images that make up a moving sequence are called:

Frames
Assets
Clips
Sequences

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6- The television format used in the United States is:

PAL
AVI
NTSC
H.264

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7- The television format used in Lebanon is:

PAL
AVI
NTSC
NTFS

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8- To convert from one video compression format to another is also called:

Transform
Transcode
Transport
Render

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9- A nondestructive compression scheme that retains all the original file information and does not degrade sound or video quality is known as:

Lossless Compression
High Dynamic Range
Quictime
Codec

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10- What is a "codec?"

A file naming extension that can play on Quicktime and Windows Media.
A hardware device used for storing audio and video files.
A video or audio compression component that can both compress and decompress.
A compression scheme that removes some of the original information.

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