This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare video assets for inclusion in interactive media.  It applies to individuals who work in collaboration with others and under supervision to convert video into forms appropriate for streaming, downloading and/or digital media products. In smaller organisations, they may combine this role with video editing, authoring or programming.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - prepare video sequences for use in media distribution channels or interactive media products; - use video encoding software to prepare video sequences that meet quality requirements within production deadlines, and; - save and store files according to industry or enterprise conventions. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline the features of the delivery platforms used to prepare video assets; - explain why video file compression is required; - identify common digital video sources and output formats; - explain appropriate codecs for various platforms and destinations; - describe techniques for saving and preparing digital video output to optimise file size; - explain purposes and procedures for correctly naming and tagging video files, and; - explain safe work practices in relation to working on computers for periods of time.

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