Digital Video Editing Terms
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To layer multiple tracks onto the Timeline. To composite portions of multiple clips into the final production by overlaying clips with transparent regions to allow the underlying tracks to show through.
Onscreen text (and associated graphics) that can be used to add information to your production.
To scroll a line of title text sideways, left or right across the screen
Title text that identifies the people who contributed to a production. Usually scrolled at the end of a show.
A point along a timeline or path that defines where and how the settings for an effect will change. One or more settings can then be interpolated from keyframe to keyframe to create the appearance of a smoothly change over a series of frames or along a motion path.
To switch instantly from one clip to another. A video cut appears suddenly onscreen without any other kind of transition effect. The cut is the most basic kind of transition for changing scenes and dropping titles onto the screen
A gradual transition from one clip to another. With video, the clip changes from transparent to fully opaque (or vice versa) to fade in or out. With audio, the gain changes between silence and full volume.
A video transition in which one video clip fades into the next
video transition in which the new video physically moves into the frame while displacing the old video.
A transformation applied to a video or audio clip to enhance it or create a visual or auditory effect
Regions of a superimposed image that are solid (not transparent), and therefore cover over the underlying image
Regions of a superimposed image that are invisible, and therefore show through to the underlying image
A specially colored backdrop (typically blue or green) that can be matched with a color key and made transparent so that it can be replaced with another video layer. For example, you can cut out a subject from the blue screen background and composite it into another scene
Digital Video tape and compression format for consumer and professional video equipment
Acronym for Audio Interchange File Format; Macintosh audio file format
To digitize, or import and convert, video and/or audio into digital format on your computer from external devices, such as a camcorder or VCR
The individual video images that make up a moving sequence. Video formats and individual clips are typically described in terms of the resolution of the individual frames, and the frame rate at which they are played. (a single, complete video image that lasts 1/30th of a second.)
A short piece of video and/or audio, often containing an individual scene.
A length of time. For a clip, the length of time that it will play, determined by its overall length
To play a program on the Timeline and view the appearance of the final production, including transitions and effects
The result of processing audio and video clips to enhance, improve, or distort them.
Frames per second
A single video sequence, typically shot in one continuous take
A technique in which a particular frame of video is held onscreen.
A divided display that shows two clips, or portions of clips, side by side
To save your production to a file or to an external video device.
To bring media elements into your current working space.
Two-channel audio, with left and right channels
A voice that explains what is happening on a video
A sequence of video or audio clips in the video editing timeline that are to be combined and superimposed into a final production
In video editing, an interface that allows you to assemble a collection of clips into a production with multiple overlapping tracks
To play a program in the Timeline by dragging the edit line
To play back a program in the Timeline at full rate, while showing edits such as transitions, effects, overlays, and titles
An exact time used to identify a specific frame in a clip or production. Measured in hours, minutes, seconds, and frames.
Also known as the safe zone. Margins left around the edge of the image. Safe margins keep titles from bleeding off the screen
To preview a program in the Timeline and display the visual effects of transitions or other effects but not at full playback speed. Used to preview a portion of the Timeline before rendering it
To keep two sequences playing at the same rate (in sync).
To generate a video production in its final form, including transitions, effects, and superimposed tracks.
distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer
transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location
To receive a file transmitted over a network.
Streaming media is when an audio or video file can be viewed even though it isn't completely downloaded.
a video or audio editing system that performs non-destructive editing on source material.
Widescreen aspect ratio for film.
The raw, unedited material recorded by a video camera which usually must be edited to create a video.
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