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

Digitise picture and sound for non-linear editing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117534  Digitise picture and sound for non-linear editing 
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 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2004-12-02  2007-12-02  SAQA 0657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-12-02   2011-12-02  

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 
The purpose of the unit standard is to enable learners to ensure that learners can digitise specified picture and sound materials for non-linear editing. This unit standard requires learners to select appropriate source materials and determine what has to be digitised, assess the quality of source materials, line up picture and sound, monitor technical quality and store digitised materials.

Digitisation of materials is increasingly required, and the competencies attained for this unit standard will improve the quality of digitised materials, and storage and accessibility of such materials. By attaining the required competencies, learner employability is improved by ensuring that they are able to contribute to film, television and video productions by means of digitising materials competently and ensuring technical quality of digitised materials, resulting in improved re-usability and quality of edited digitised materials.

Credited learners are capable of:
  • Identifying requirements for digitisation of source materials
  • Assessing source material technical quality for digitisation
  • Lining up picture and sound during digitisation
  • Storing digitised materials according to specified requirements 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credits and level assigned to this unit standard is based on the assumption that learners have already attained the following competencies:
  • Communicating (reading, writing, speaking and presenting) at NQF Level 3
  • Using different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations (Mathematic Literacy at NQF Level 3) 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Relevant range statements are contained in the body of the unit standard. Signals can include audio, video and time code signals. Cabling and patching can include audio cables, video cables, power cables, time code cables, converters, connectors (audio & video), adapters, fire wire, bridges, etc. Recording devices can include tape recording machines, (including broadcast and non broadcast formats), external computer drives, (both SCSI and fire wire), internal computer drives, CD Rom, stiffy disks, DVD Rom, DVD, zip disks, servers, other back up and storage mechanisms, etc. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify requirements for digitisation of source materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Requirements are accurately identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications of requirements for source material selection are accurately explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of source material characteristics and quality for digitisation are explained in terms of the impact on digitisation processes. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assess the technical quality of source materials for digitisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Source materials are checked for usability before attempting digitisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Assessment of usability is against specific digitisation requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials for digitisation are secured before digitisation commences. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected sources are appropriate for specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Action taken regarding technical quality problems meet specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Line up picture and sound during digitisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment and systems are checked for functionality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preparation of digitisation equipment, and source materials meets specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Signal monitoring and time code calculation are accurate. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment preparation, cabling and patching are correct and appropriate for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Digitised materials are meet specified requirements in terms of lined up picture and sound. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Digitisation is completed within given deadlines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Monitoring of technical quality accurately identifies problems against identified quality criteria. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Storing digitised materials according to specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Creating titles for digitised material meets requirements for specific contexts. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Storage of digitised materials meets specified requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are handled safely. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programs that result in the outcomes specified for this unit standard.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA.
  • The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Credited learners understand and can explain:
  • Types of monitoring signals
  • Offline and online editing processes
  • Linear and non-linear editing
  • The importance of time code
  • Calculation of time code
  • How time code affects edit decision lists
  • Locating time code breaks
  • Cabling and patching 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems where responses to problems show that such critical and creative thinking has been used to take appropriate action when source material quality problems are encountered. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to identify specific digitisation requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to digitise materials within given deadlines, and securing materials before commencing with digitisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to assess the technical quality of source materials and to monitor technical quality of digitisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematic and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation to title digitised materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others to accurately monitor signals and calculate time code, and safely handle digitised materials. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, by explaining the implications of source material characteristics and quality for digitisation in terms of the impact on digitisation processes. 

    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 learner 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 learner 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    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: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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