Course Title: Operate a non-linear editing system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5747C

Course ID: 035476

Course Title: Operate a non-linear editing system

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C5128 - Diploma of Audio Visual Technology

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rowan Humphrey
Phone 99254345
Office 94-2-35

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

To enable learners to acquire digital video material of various standards from Standard Definition through to High Definition and use a non-linear edit system to capture edit save and export finished productions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFEDT05A Operate a non-linear editing system


CUFEDT05A/01Prepare to use the editing equipment


CUFEDT05A/02Digitise the picture and sound footage


CUFEDT05A/03Edit the picture and sound footage according to the requirements of the brief


CUFEDT05A/04Refine the edit


CUFEDT05A/05Export the compiled sequences and files and archive the edit job


CUFEDT05A/06Complete work operations

Learning Outcomes

Relate to elements above

Overview of Learning Activities

Details of Learning Activities

Combination of classroom activities, field exercises and theory tutorials.

Teaching Schedule

TAFE WeekPlanned Activities (subject to change)
1Orientation week
 2 Intro to FCP and View last year projects
 3 FCP editing tutorial exercise
 4 FCP tutorial exercise
 5 Minor exercise field rotations Channel 1 News
 6 Minor exercise field rotations Channel 2 News
 7 Minor exercise field rotations Channel 3 News
 8 Minor exercise field rotations Channel 4 News
 9 Review Minor Exercise edits and practices
 10 ANZAC Day Holiday
 11 Offline all footage for the Brief
 12 Editing
 13 Editing
 14 Editing
 15 Editing
 16 Editing
 17 Final Edits/ copying to DVD/ Reviews    Edit and Journal Due
 18 Reserved

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

’Producing Videos : A Complete Guide’,2nd Edition Martha Mollison Allen and Unwin



Other Resources

Refer handouts in class

Overview of Assessment

Participate in editing news stories and short documentaries – 30%

Submission of: Edited video project – 40%

Journal report – 30%

Assessment Tasks

Participate in editing news stories and short documentaries (in class exercises as described in the teaching schedule)

Submission of:
 Edited video project in the form of a fully self contained ‘Quicktime Movie’ Refer also to “The Brief” and Contribute to compilation of master of all programs and due by 13 June 2006

Journal report of 400 words on process due 13 June 2006

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