Safe title area:

Rectangular area within a video frame for positioning titles so they won't be cut off at the edge during display or projection. Chapter 11.

Sample reel:

Highlights of an actor's (or videographer's) work, typically a series of edited clips, usually not more than a few minutes in length. Chapter 1.


Conversion process during which fluctuating analog signals become streams of binary ones and zeros. Appendix A.


Intensity of color. Appendix A.

Scanning mode designations:

Video camera scanning modes are delineated with a combination of a frame rate (usually 24 or 30) and a letter that refers to scanning method (“I” for interlaced, or “P” for progressive). For instance: 24P, 30I, 30P. Chapter 3.


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