Glossary

16-bit

A standard bit depth for digital audio recording and playback.

16 x 9

The standard display aspect ratio of a high-definition television set.

32-bit

A four-channel image with each channel 8 bits deep. Typically, a CGI image with red, green, blue, and alpha channels.

4 x 3

The standard display aspect ratio of a standard video home television set.

8-bit

For video, a bit depth at which color is sampled. 8-bit color is common with DV and other standard-definition digital formats. Some high-definition acquisition formats can also record in 8-bit, but usually record in 10-bit.

Action safe

The area inside a border that is five percent smaller than the overall size of the video frame. Most of the time, anything in your video image that’s outside of ...

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