- CUFPOS201A - Perform basic vision and sound editing
Perform basic vision and sound editing
Issue Date: December 2018
Editing assistants apply the skills and knowledge described in this unit. Under the direction of an editor or senior editor, they are responsible for digitising, cutting and logging pre-recorded image and audio content. Editors then take this material and complete the editing process.
Within clearly defined parameters, editing assistants are also responsible for editing content using the basic functions of editing software.
More complex skills associated with digital editing are covered in:
CUFPOS401A Edit screen content for fast turnaround.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform basic editing functions in relation to film, television and interactive media productions.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)
This unit contains employability skills.
List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.
The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
Evidence of the following is essential:
systematic preparation of content segments for editing from source video or film
correct identification and logging of single images, audio grabs and basic sequences
ability to transfer and digitise video and film materials
collaborative approach to work
attention to detail
ability to work to deadlines.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Assessment must ensure:
access to a range of pre-recorded films and videos
availability of a range of editing facilities - non-broadcast and broadcast
exposure to a range of computer software for editing and documentation of image and audio
access to appropriate learning and assessment support when required
use of culturally appropriate processes and techniques appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of learners and the work being performed.
Method of assessment
A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance
evaluation of a range of material prepared, logged and edited by the candidate in response to instructions received from a supervising editor
written or verbal questioning to test knowledge as listed in the required skills and knowledge section of this unit.
Guidance information for assessment
Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:
CUFDIG301A Prepare video assets
CUFSOU204A Perform basic sound editing
CUFSOU301A Prepare audio assets.
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Assessment task 1: [title] Due date:
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Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.
communication, teamwork and organisational skills sufficient to:
arrange film, television and interactive media content logically and accurately
liaise with relevant production personnel, e.g. editors, directors
understand and follow instructions as required
technical skills sufficient to:
edit simple image and audio sequences and segments, including dialogue
digitise pre-recorded content, e.g. film, analogue video
follow relevant file management protocols for specified operating systems
self-management skills sufficient to:
prioritise work tasks
seek expert assistance when problems arise
literacy and numeracy skills sufficient to:
identify and label accurately source materials and copies
implement and record time codes and timings
document image and sound components, e.g. completion of logging sheets
familiarity with basic picture and sound editing conventions and techniques
industry knowledge, including:
roles and responsibilities of post-production personnel
basic understanding of the features and capabilities of facilities and equipment for sound editing and broadcast
working knowledge of a range of editing software and equipment
OHS requirements as they apply to use of computers and keyboards
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Technical and creative requirements may include:
ADR (additional dialogue recording)
break in control track
quality of image/sound
sound editing, e.g. dialogue
Productions may include:
filmed events or performances
pre-recorded television productions
television productions, e.g. music, drama, comedy, variety, sport.
Editing may include:
Production personnel may include:
CGI (computer generated imagery) personnel
director of photography
editing suite personnel
picture editing personnel
sound editing personnel
sound effects personnel
other technical/specialist staff.
Source materials may include:
mini disks (MDs)
tape (analogue; camera, digital)
Documentation may include:
EDLs (edit decision lists)
list of sequences with relevant shot numbers
memos of instruction
sound sheets, e.g.:
time-code log sheets for location sound recordings
wild-line and sound effects log sheets.
Medium may include:
computer disk, e.g. CD/DVD
film of any gauge, e.g.:
super 35 mm
video of any format, e.g.:
SP and digital Betacam
Storage and memory may include:
disk space (hard, optical, floppy)
flash memory, e.g. USB drives
solid state, e.g. RAM.
Formats may include:
film of any gauge
video of any format, e.g.:
Software may include:
Adobe Premiere Pro
Avid Liquid Pro
Final Cut Pro
Ulead MediaStudio Pro.
Hardware may include:
computers, e.g. PC, Macintosh, Avid
edit controllers, e.g. Lightworks
external hard drives
source and record machines, e.g. Beta, VHS, DAT
Editing facilities may include:
digital non-linear, e.g. Mac G5, Avid
linear, e.g. Steenbeck, Beta, VHS
Consumable materials may include:
Shots may include:
long shot, mid shot
Log may include:
Time codes may include:
LTC (longitudinal time code)
VITC (vertical interval time code).
Items to be noted in edit decision lists may include:
effects transitions, e.g.:
use of graphics
frame ratio and rate
glitches, faults, drop-outs
tempo - duration of shots and segments
Software functions may include:
adjusting audio levels
basic titles and captions
manipulating still images, e.g.:
manipulating video and audio clips, e.g.:
Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.
|Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice||Yes||No||Comments/feedback|
|Clarify technical and creative requirements for production and online editing in consultation with relevant production personnel|
|Obtain and label source materials and keep in a safe, clean location with appropriate documentation|
|Organise transfer of source materials to appropriate medium where necessary|
|Check that sufficient storage and memory is available to meet content resolution requirements|
|Assess source materials for technical and creative quality and arrange for remedial action where problems are identified|
|Digitise content according to specified formats and burn time code where applicable, ensuring format is compatible with available software and hardware|
|Align, synchronise and organise uncut images and sound in preparation for evaluation and editing|
|In consultation with relevant production personnel, finalise list of shots required for the edit and the method for logging them|
|Check editing facilities are operational and arrange for faults or problems to be resolved according to enterprise procedures|
|Obtain required editing consumable materials and ensure sufficient supplies are available to meet editing schedules|
|Load source materials onto appropriate editing facility, ensuring correct image and sound are ready for use and that images and sound are synchronised or aligned accurately|
|Identify required shots and sequences from source materials and catalogue them in the agreed way|
|Log selected edits with reference to time codes and shot descriptions according to enterprise procedures|
|Use a batch digitise list to digitise selected sequences according to relevant documentation and consistent with technical and creative requirements|
|Create edit decision lists (EDLs) according to instructions from relevant production personnel|
|Organise and save selected materials according to overall editing requirements|
|Finalise logging sheets and submit EDLs to relevant production personnel by the agreed deadline|
|Use software functions to assemble sequences according to EDLs and within time constraints|
|Review edited sequences to evaluate quality and content and to identify problems|
|Manipulate the editing software to solve identified problems and seek expert advice if required|
|Submit sequences to relevant production personnel for feedback according to enterprise procedures|
|Amend sequences as required and save in appropriate format|
|Ensure source materials, selected materials and back-up copies are stored securely and labelled correctly|
|Complete required documentation, noting variations and issues from original instructions|
|Leave workstation in original or improved condition, ensuring there has been no adverse impact on site|
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