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BKSTS Illustrated Dictionary of Moving Image Technology, 4th Edition by Martin Uren

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Preface to the first edition

As its name indicates, the British Kinematograph Sound and Television Society is concerned with the practice of a wide range of technologies, and in undertaking the preparation of this dictionary of technical terms it was agreed that the work should reflect fully the extensive interests of the Society. We have therefore interpreted the term audio-visual in the most generous sense, embracing the preparation and presentation of pictures and sound by film and video as well as by tape-slide, film-strip and multivision.

Many of the boundaries which formerly divided photographic and electronic methods of recording and reproduction have tended to disappear during recent years and the interchange of these media now frequently ...

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