Appendix C: terminology
For a more comprehensive description of technical terms used throughout the industry, I recommend The BKSTS Illustrated Dictionary of Moving Image Technology by Martin Uren, published by Focal Press.
1+1 – one plus one, referring to an interview, interviewer plus one interviewee (1 + 2, two interviewees, etc.).
2S – two shot, similarly 3S, 4S, etc.
A/B or A and B – left and right signals for stereo reproduction; or A/B – as before, depending on context.
Atmos – Atmosphere, the aural ‘surround’ to a location, often recorded as wildtrack, q.v.
Aux – Auxiliary.
Backing track – Pre-recorded track used for performers/contributors guide to re-creating a timed performance and to possibly add further/main sound track. ...