Picture in picture
Picture in picture ( PiP , or PiP for English. Picture in Picture ) is a reduced second television picture inserted into the television picture or an inserted section of it.
For picture-in-picture display, the receiver either needs a second AV source (AV-PIP) or a second tuner (2-tuner-PIP). The system is mainly used with television sets, but also with digital satellite receivers with double tuners, some computer monitors , digital TV cards and with the interactive capabilities of HD media such as the Blu-ray Disc .
With the help of picture in picture , B. Commercial breaks can be bridged by switching to an alternative program and running the original program in the small preview window . In the meantime, however, this can be circumvented with the help of time-shifted television .
Split Screen offers a similar function .
- Peter Leue, Jürgen Starke, Rolf Weber: Lexicon of entertainment electronics. Transpress, Verlag für Verkehrwesen, Berlin 1987, ISBN 3-344-00103-5 , p. 85