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Recording and Producing Audio for Media by Stanley R. Alten

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Glossary

Ω

See ohm.

μ

Microsecond.

μ-law

An 8-bit codec compression format for sending speech via digital telephone lines; used in North America and Japan. See also a-law.

λ

See wavelength.

5.1

The surround-sound format incorporating five discrete full-frequency audio channels and one discrete channel for low-frequency enhancement. See also 7.1 and surround sound.

7.1

The surround-sound format incorporating seven discrete full-frequency audio channels and one discrete channel for low-frequency enhancement. See also 5.1 and surround sound.

24p

The format used in high-definition video where the camera is substituting for film. The 24 refers to the standard frames-per-second rate; the p stands for progressive.

60 percent/60-minute rule

Limit listening through headphones ...

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