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linear video editing:
Editing video by capturing footage onto a computers
hard disk, and cutting the footage on editing software
such as Adobe Premier.
CCD: Refers to the charged coupling devices
used to convert the light gathered by the cameras lens
into an electrical signal. A 3CCD video camera has 1
CCD for each primary colour (RGB).
Switcher: This device is used to enable the
operator to feed in live video feeds from multiple cameras,
and switch them to a single output.
editing: Tape to tape video
editing system utilises 3 tape machines and an editing
of view shot: This type of shot is used to
convey what an actors eyes are actually seeing.
lens: Fixed lens with no facilities for zoom
or wide angle.
key: Overlaying 1 video image over another.
This is normally achieved using either a blue or green
screen as a background. The camera signal is fed into
a chroma key unit where the background is keyed out
for another video image.
Displaying action as a series of still images
flashed onto the screen at variable rates.
lapse: Still frames shot at regular intervals.
When played back at normal speed, the effect is of greatly
speeded up motion.
in picture: A miniature picture inserted into
a main shot.
You can provide
a moving script for performers/newscasters to read whilst
looking at the camera.
decision lists: Here you check through shots,
select which you want to keep, and note their in and
monitor: This is an oscilloscope displaying
a fluctuating line, which traces the variations of the
video signal, the sync pulses, etc.
bar generator: A test signal comprising of
a series of vertical bars of standard colours (white,
yellow, cyan, magenta.
film to video transfer or DVD whether you are transferring
8mm or 16mm there are many different techniques which
also vary in quality.
A device which attaches to the lens of a video camera
that enables the user to select filters for gaining
different video effects.
Electronic news gathering.
Exposing the CCD chips to the correct amount
of light controlled by the aperture and shutter speed.
If the picture is too light it is overexposed; too dark
and its underexposed.
Depth of field: The distance
in front and behind the subject which is in acceptable
A microphone whose angle of acceptance is heart shaped.
Colour temperature: A
scale in Kelvins which measures the colour of the light.
Composite signal: The
complete video picture signal containing chroma, luminance,
vertical and horizontal sync information.
details such as lighting, clothing, props, sound and
movements from shot to shot in a particular scene.
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