Chapter 1An Overview of Television Production

“I believe that good television can make our world a better place.”

—Christiane Amanpour, CNN Reporter

“Any program, at any time, on any device, at any location.”

—Frank Beacham, Director and Producer


DVE: Digital video effect equipment, working with the switcher, is used to create special effects between video images. A DVE could also refer to the actual effect.

DSLR: A still camera (digital single lens reflex camera) that shoots video, allowing the photographer to see the image through the lens that will capture the image.

Linear editing: The copying, or dubbing, of segments from the master tape to another tape in sequential order.

New media: Any media that is made available for on-demand ...

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