Basic Video Engineering

“Having some technical knowledge will enhance your ability to get the most out of the tools at your disposal in order to more effectively communicate.”

Adam Wilson, Engineer


Black level: The intensity of black in the video image.

Camera setup: Adjusting the controls within the camera's circuitry.

Color bars: A chart used as a reference source to correctly adjust the camera's colors.

Frame sync: Used to match the timing of a real-time incoming video source (such as a camera or satellite feed) to the timing of an existing video system.

Gamma: Adjusts the tone and contrast of a video image.

Genlock: Adjusting ...

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