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Desktop Video Terms Glossary

A glossary of words associated with desktop video. Includes camera, production, editing and computer terms.
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Content Delivery Network, or CDN
If you're going to be streaming large amounts of video, you'll need a reliable content delivery network, or CDN.

Video Cords for Connecting Camcorders, Computers and TVs
Do you know what video cord you need to connect your camcorder to your computer? What video cord do you use to connect your computer to your TV? This video cord guide explains the most common types of video cords and how to use them.

FireWire - What is a FireWire Connection
Firewire cords can transmit data at high speeds and are often used to connect camcorders and computers.

3GP Format
Definition of 3GP

Aperture
Definition of Aperture

Art Director
Definition of Art Director

Bandwidth
Definition of Bandwidth

Batch Capture
Definition of Batch Capture

Bit Rate
Definition of Bit Rate.

Blu-Ray
Definition of Blu-ray

Boom Operator
Definition of Boom Operator

Camcorder
Definition of Camcorder

Cast
Definition of Cast

CD
Definition of CD

Cinematographer
Definition of Cinematographer

Codec
Definition of video codec

Director
Definition of Director

DivX
Definition of DivX

Dolly Grip
Definition of Dolly Grip

Dolly
Definition of Dolly

Download
Definition of Download.

Dual-Layer DVD
Definition of dual-layer DVD.

DV
Definition of DV

DVD
Definition of DVDs and video DVDs

Establishing Shot
Definition of Establishing Shot

Executive Producer
Definition of Executive Producer

Exposure
Definition of Exposure

F-stop
Definition of F-stop

Fade In
Definition of Fade In

Fade Out
Definition of Fade Out

Filter Effect
Definition of Filter Effect

Focus
Definition of Focus

Framing
Definition of Framing

FTP
Definition of FTP, or file transfer protocol.

Gaffer
Definition of Gaffer

H.261
Definition of H.261

H.264
Definition of H.264

Hard Disk Speed
Definition of Hard Disk Speed

Hard Disk
Definition of Hard Disk

HD-DVD
Definition of HD-DVD

Image Stabilization
Definition of Image Stabilization

Interlaced
Definition of Interlaced Video

Jump Cut
Definition of Jump Cut

Key Grip
Definition of Key Grip

Lens
Definition of Lens

Library Shot
Definition of Library Shot

MPEG-1
Definition of MPEG-1

MPEG-2
Definition of MPEG-2

MPEG-4
Definition of MPEG-4

Multimedia Container Formats
definition of multimedia container format

NTSC
Definition of NTSC

Operating System
Definition of Operating System

PAL
Definition of PAL

Pan
Definition of Pan

Picture in Picture
Definition of Picture in Picture

Plug-In
Definition of Plug-In

Producer
Definition of Producer

Production Manager
Definition of Production Manager

Propsmaster
Definition of Propsmaster

Quicktime
Definition of Quicktime (.mov) video codec.

Racking Focus
Definition of Racking Focus

RAM
Definition of RAM

Rendering
Definition of Rendering

RSS
Definition of RSS, or really simple syndications.

Rule of Thirds
Definition of Rule of Thirds

Script Supervisor
Definition of Script Supervisor

Scrolling Titles
Definition of Scrolling Titles

Scrub
Definition of Srub

Sequence
Definition of Editing Sequence

Storyboard
Definition of Storyboard

Streaming Video
Definition of Streaming Media.

Tags and Tagging
Definition of tagging

Take
Definition of Take

Tilt
Definition of Tilt

Time Code
Definition of Time Code

Timeline
Definition of Timeline

Track
Definition of Track

Tracking
Definition of Tracking

Transition
Definition of Transition

Trim
Definition of Trim

Types of Shoots
Definition of Types of Shoots

Upload
Definition of Upload.

User Generated Content
Definition of User Generated Content

VCD
Definition of VCD

VCR
Definition of VCR

Video Compression Formats
Definition of video compression formats

Video Compression
Definition of video compression.

Vlog
Definition of Vlog

Vlogger
Definition of Vlogger

Wipe
Definition of Wipe Transition

WMV
Definition of WMV

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