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Television Production Chapter 5
Videotape, Video Media and Video Recorders
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A tiny white dot seen on the television screen when the medium has fallen off an analog videotape and the video head passes over an "empty spot" on the tape.
The components inside a VCR that lay down the video signal onto a tape when in record mode. When a VCR is in playback mode, the video heads pick up the video signal from a tape.
The common term used for a video recorder/player
The pattern in which a video signal is placed onto a videotape. The videotape is wrapped around the video head and, because the head is slanted, the video signal is recorded diagonally on the tape. Also called slant tape.
The black and white dots seen on the screen if the videotape is blank or if the heads are dirty.
Tiny, rectangular distortions that appear on the screen in digital formats whaen a portion of the signal is corrupted.
A reel format videotape found only in low-end, industrial equipment.
VHS (Video Home System)
A 1/2" videotape format that emerged as the preferred standard for consumer VCR's.
A 1/2" videotape format that is shorter than regular VHS and is, therefore, packaged in a compact
Super VHS (S-VHS)
A low-end, industrial 1/2" videotape format that is superior to VHS.
The professional name for the signal placed onto S-VHS videotape.
A 1/2" format, broadcast-quality videotape.
A 1/2" videotape format that used to be the best format for professional television use, but digital video formats are challenging this format in professional markets.
Digital Betacam (Digi-Beta)
A 1/2" videotape with higher quality than Betacam SP and the capability of recording digital signals instead of analog signals.
A 1/2" videotape that uses digital MPEG compression.
A metal evaporated tape, 6mm digital video format used by many industrial video producers.
A 6mm, metal particle tape used as a professional digital video format.
A 6mm digital format with even higher quality than DVCPRO.
The high definition format of DVCPRO tape.
A 6mm digital format that is proprietary for Sony Corporation.
A 1/2" digital videotape format that is broadcast quality. Also know as D-9.
(Digital Video Disc): An optical disc that can store a very large amount of digital video data, as well as text or music.
A static memory card that is proprietary to Panasonic and used in certain high end cameras.
The ability of a tape that was recorded on one machine to be played back on another machine.
The process of copying the recorded material on a videotape.
A series of inaudible pulses recorded onto a tape that regulates the speed of the tape in playback.
A knob on a professional VCR that is used to manually adjust the tracking speed.
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
A device that records a digital signal directly onto either a hard drive or a solid-state memory module inside or connected to the DVR unit.
A port or connection on a VCR through which a signal enters the VCR, such as the "audio in."
A port or connection on a VCR through which the signal leaves the deck and travels to another piece of equipment, such as the "video out."
The process of using the VTR to record audio and video signals before the session taping begins to ensure the equipment is functioning properly and to indicate any necessary adjustments.
A 15-second "lead-in" recorded onto tape at the beginning of every take.
A 10-second "lead-out" recorded onto videotape at the end of each scene.
Radio Frequency signal that is a combination of both audio and video.
A small module inside the VCR that combines pure video and audio into one radio frequency.
A television set that can receive only RF signals.
A television set that can receive only pure video and audio signals.
A hybrid television that can receive pure video and audio signals, as well as RF signals.
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