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Television Production, 14th Edition by Jim Owens, Gerald Millerson

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How Television Works

“If you divide a still image into a collection of small colored dots, your amazing brain will reassemble the dots into a meaningful image . . . which makes television possible.”

Marshall Brain, Professor

Terms

720p: An HDTV format that has 720 scan lines and utilizes progressive scanning. The 720p format is best for fast-moving motion scenes.

1080i: An HDTV format that has 1080 scan lines and uses an interlaced scanning system. The 1080i format has a sharper image than the 720p format.

1080p: An HDTV format that has 1080 scan lines and uses a progressive scanning system. It is often referred to as “full HD.”

CCD (charge-coupled ...

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