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a person skilled in the art or practice of making video shows or movies with a video camera
a camera that takes continuous pictures by breaking down the image into a series of lines and generates a signal for display and recording
a camcorder feature that boosts the video signal power to obtain optimal image brightness; also known as "automatic gain control"
a camcorder adjustment in which the videographer adjusts the color responses of the camera by showing the camcorder the color "white" under the current lighting conditions or selecting the icon on the display that best describes the lighting situation (indoor, outdoor, etc.)
the audio portion (narration) of a project that gives details and information about the topic; the words said aloud by the characters in the video
representation of what each screen of a multimedia project will look like and how the screens are linked; often hand-drawn sketches
also referred to as resolution, expressed by the horizontal and vertical dimensions, in pixels, of a frame; i.e., 640 by 480 pixels
National Television Standard Committee (NTSC)
the standard broadcast system used in the United States and Japan
process whereby overlay cards display video on the screen and one of the colors becomes transparent; any place the transparent color appears, you see the video input
cable that usually has a yellow, a red, and a white plug that is used to connect a camcorder to a VCR, DVD, or capture card on a computer
ratio of width to height in the dimensions of a frame; i.e., frame aspect ratio of NTSC video is 4:3, some motion-picture frame sizes use a more elongated aspect ratio of 16:9
special effects, such as fade in and fade out, that can be set to occur between frames in an animation
Video Home System (VHS) tape
a strip of magnetic media - usually consisting of a plastic/Mylar base, a layer of metallic particles, and a bonding agent - onto which video and audio signals can be recorded
Audio Video Interleave (AVI)
the three-character filename extension for Microsoft Windows standard video format
cable, also known as IEEE-1394, that carries digital video signals, which include audio, video, and control (stop, start, etc.) signals
Universal Serial Bus (USB)
an external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of 480 mbps (480 million bits per second)
a video format that records a high-quality video signal on an SVHS videocassette that carries at least 400 lines of resolution but is the same size and shape as a regular VHS videocassette
a simulation of movement or the perception of motion created by the rapid display of a series of still images
special effects, such as "fade in" and "fade out," that can be set to occur between frames in an animation
moves an object along a predetermined path on the screen; the path could be a straight line or it could include any number of curves; often the object does not change, although it might be resized or reshaped; also known as path animation
a type of animation that is based on the changes that occur from one frame to another; sometimes known as cell animation
the final step in creating a 3-D animation that involves giving objects attributes such as colors, surface textures, and degrees of transparency
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