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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Set up and operate a video assist for film camera 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
12492  Set up and operate a video assist for film camera 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Audio-visual Media Production 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Communication Studies 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2002-10-09  2005-10-09  SAQA 0144/02 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2006-10-09   2009-10-09  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be essential preparation for someone entering the camera department in the film industry. People credited with this standard will be able to rig and operate a single and multiple video assist facility, control the supply of tape, to place and shield monitors for optimum viewing, to de-rig and report any required maintenance. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The credit value is based on the assumption that people starting to learn towards this unit standard are already competent in:
  • Knowledge of etiquette, procedures and infrastructure on a film set
  • Add, multiply, divide, subtract and calculate ratios. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    The following scope and context applies to the whole unit standard:
  • Environment: Studio and interior and exterior location.
  • Types of equipment: Cable connections; radio transmitters and receivers; power supplies; connectors; video assist units and controllers; monitors and recorders.
  • Recorder format: PAL; NTSC; VHS; Beta; DV and Digi Beta.
  • Single and Multiple assists. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Rig video assist systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cable and radio connections are ensured to be safe and secure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Power supplies are ensured to be sufficient for anticipated shooting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Monitor/s are placed and picture is ensured to be in alignment for optimum viewing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Video assist camera and controller are ensured to be ready for use. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Alignment, production of clear optimum signal, flicker free controls, frame store, focus and all functions are tested and working
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Camera movements are not restricted by the cables. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Equipment function is monitored during shooting and adjustments made with minimum disruption. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. Equipment is rigged with regards to health and safety of others. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Equipment is provided with secure and suitable weatherproofing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Provide assistance to record and replay images. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Video tape stocks are sufficient and suitable to meet recording needs and requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Levels are monitored during recording. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Log of shots is accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Tapes are ready and repositioned for next shot. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Tapes are identified and labelled correctly and are presented, with logs, to the relevant person. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    De-rig video assist systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Cables are be clean, coiled and stored correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment is returned to correct cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Required maintenance to the equipment is ensured to be reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. De-rigging is executed with due regard to the health and safety of all concerned. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
    Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of the MAPPP-SETA's ETQA.

    Moderation Option:
    The moderation requirements of MAPPP-SETA's ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Video formats
  • Health and safety requirements and procedure
  • Cabling requirements
  • Factors relevant to the positioning of monitors
  • Indicators of faults and what actions to take
  • Shooting ratios
  • Procedures for monitoring
  • System used for logging
  • Tape labelling methods
  • Common defects
  • Maintenance checks to prevent break down
  • Care of equipment and cables
  • Fault reporting procedures
  • What to look for when checking condition of tape 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking by identifying faults and taking remedial action. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others (clients and colleagues) as a member of a team, group, organisation to achieve the production requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves (on the production) and their activities responsibly and effectively to complete work operations within deadlines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate production information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively (with clients and colleagues), using visual and / or language skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology (film equipment) effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment (venue) and health of others (crew and performers). 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding that the production world is a set of related systems and that problem-solving do not exist in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  61450   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film and Television Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49120   Further Education and Training Certificate: Film, Television and Video Production Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-12-02  Was MICTS until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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