Glossary

180-degree rule: Keeping camera angles on one side of an imaginary line running through the set. Crossing the line can cause confusing discontinuity.

4:4:2 (and 4:4:4): Chroma sampling rates. 4:4:4 means that the color and luminance components of the picture are sampled at the same rate, as is performed in cinematic postproduction. With 4:2:2, the two chroma components are sampled at half the rate of the luminance components; this reduces bandwidth by one-third with little or no visible difference.

After Effects: An Adobe software application for motion graphics and compositing.

Alpha compositing: The process of combining an image with a background to create the appearance of partial transparency. An alpha channel is used extensively ...

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