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

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M II: A videotape recording system of broadcast standard developed by Panasonic (part of Matsushita). It uses 12.5mm (1/2 inch) metal particle tape for component recording of luminance and colour difference signals on separate tracks. (Trade name.) (Hist.)

machine code: The lowest level of programming for a computer. The individual instructions are in a numeric code, usually in binary or hexadecimal notation. See also object code.

machine room: See apparatus room.

M and D: In motion picture film, masters and dupes.

M and E: Music and effects. A sound track containing music and effects without speech or dialogue.

M&S mic: Middle and side microphone, a combination used for stereo sound recording.

macroblock: In MPEG video data compression, a ...

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