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

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Part 2

Abbreviations and acronyms

A: ampere

ABC: (1) American Broadcasting Company. (Website: www.abc.go.com). (2) Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (Website: www.abc.net.au). (3) Automatic beam control

ABR: Available bit rate

ABS: Academy of Broadcast Science (China)

ABSOC: Advanced Broadcast Systems of Canada (Canada)

ABTT: Association of British Theatre Technicians (UK). (Website: www.abtt.org.uk)

ABU: Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Part of the WBU

AC: Alternating current

AC-3: Audio Code 3

ACE: (1) Advanced conversion equipment. (2) American Cinema Editors (USA). (Website: www.ace-filmeditors.org/home.htm)

ACTS: Advanced communications technology and services

ACVL: Association of Cinema and Video Laboratories Inc. (USA) (Website:

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