The world of film editing is full of jargon and technical terms, much of it very difficult to grasp at first. This glossary defines many of those terms along with a few that are not used in this book. You can use it as an all-purpose reference to the mystical world of the film editing room.


16×9 A wide-screen video format in which the aspect ratio is 16 units in width by 9 units in height, as opposed to the normal television ratio of 4:3.

2,000-foot reels (also 2,000’ reels) Reels of cut negative.

2:3 pulldown In the United States, film is shot at 24 frames per second while video is shot at 30 frames per second. Because of this, a special formula is required to add the frames necessary to properly convert film images to video images. ...

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