By Keith Jack, Vladimir Tsatsoulin
This up to date reference is the main whole dictionary overlaying this fast paced box. It comprises almost all of the terminology time-honored in glossy international video and tv expertise, with thorough definitions aimed toward the engineering point. It covers all overseas video criteria, electronic and analog video signs, information compression, video conferencing, encoding/decoding--indeed, each time period linked to video/television expertise. Compiled by means of the world over well-known video/television specialists, this dictionary offers to develop into a customary reference.
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Bat blacks In video, to fade out; to turn a picture to darkness or superimpose over a picture. battery See Lead acid battery, Nickel cadmium battery. baud (B) A unit used to measure the number of times/ s that a data transmission channel changes state. Since, even in a binary channel, the baud rate in- cludes all elements transmitted including coordination elements, the baud rate is not necessarily equivalent to the data rate, and baud is not necessarily synonymous with bits/s. bazooka Slang for a large item.
2. A narrow stream of essentially unidirectional electromagnetic radiation (as in a radio wave) or charged particles (as in an electron beam). beam adjustment A control on vidicon cameras that regulates the amount of current flowing in the beam. beam angle See Cathode-ray tube. beam bender Ion-trap magnet. See Ion trap. beam bending Deflection of the scanning beam by the electrostatic field of the charges stored on the target of a camera tube. beam blanking Blanking. beam convergence The adjustment that makes the three electron beams of a 3-gun color picture tube meet or cross at a shadow-mask hole.
Useful for the detection of noise and moire. Professional jargon sometimes refers to this signal as “Bars in Blood”! : split field/red. base The part of an electron tube that has the pins, leads, or other terminals to which external connections are made either directly or through a socket. base film Backing. base light The general illumination of an area. The base light helps provide the camcorder with a lighting level above that which is needed to prevent electronic noise. All video units, such as VCRs and cameras, produce video noise that affects the video signal.