List of video terms


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Alphabetical listing of the technical terms used in the video sector with their abbreviations.

A.

  • Antialiasing - antialiasing
  • AR - Accurate Recording
  • AVCHD - video and audio recording format
  • AVI - Audio Video Interleave

B.

  • BAS - image blanking synchronous signal
  • Tape speed - feed of the magnetic tape in distance over time (originally IPS, converted into cm / s)
  • Betacam - video format widely used in SD broadcasting
  • Beta max
  • Image resolution - number of pixels = width × height
  • Blu-ray Disc - successor to DVD-Video
  • BNC connector
  • Widescreen TV - 16: 9 aspect ratio / anamorphic

C.

D.

  • DFT - Discrete Fourier Transform
  • DCT - Discrete Cosine Transform
  • DivX - Digital Video Express
  • DV - digital video
  • DVCAM
  • DVCPRO
  • DVB - Digital Video Broadcasting
  • DVB-C - Digital Video Broadcasting - Cable
  • DVB-S - Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite
  • DVB-T - Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial
  • DVB-H - Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld. DVB-M or DVB-X
  • DVD-Video - Digital Versatile Disc - Video (* .vob) DVD
  • DVI - Digital Visual Interface
  • DVD authoring

E.

  • ePTZ - Electronic Pan, Tilt, Zoom (electronically pan, tilt, zoom)

F.

  • FBAS - color picture blanking synchronous signal

H

  • Field
  • HDCAM
  • HDTV - high definition television
  • HD DVD - planned successor to the DVD-Video has not against Blu-ray Disc enforced
  • Hi8
  • HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface
  • HD-SDI - High Definition Serial Digital Interface
  • HDV - high definition video

I.

K

L.

  • LP / SP = long play / standard play tape speed during recording / playback

M.

N

O

  • OGM - Ogg Media

P

  • PAL - Phase Alternating Line
  • PDC - Program Delivery Control
  • PTZ - Pan, Tilt, Zoom (pan, tilt, zoom)

R.

S.

T

  • TBC - Time Base Corrector
  • Timeshift - recording with simultaneous, time-shifted playback

U

V

W.

X

Y

Z

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