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

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jack: A cable-mounted plug of circular cross-section with two or three inline contacts, usually used for audio frequency signals. See also PO jack and Figure P.8.

jackfield: A panel on an equipment rack containing rows of audio or video sockets for interconnecting equipment or signal paths. See also patch panel, musa, U-link.

jaggies: Aliasing around the edge of computer graphics characters or images. (Colloq.)

jam sync: Synchronizing a secondary time code generator to a master time code signal. It is used to ensure a clean time code signal is recorded during video editing.

Java: A general purpose platform-independent computer programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in widespread use to create Internet applications. (Website: www.java.sun.com ...

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