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Multimedia II Unit 2

Vocabulary for Multimedia II Unit 2

Backlight a camcorder feature that boosts the video signal power to obtain optimal image brightness; also known as "automatic gain control"
Footage term used to indicate videotape created with a camcorder
Panning horizontal rotation of camera
Preproduction planning video
Script the audio portion (narration) of a project that gives details and information about the topic; the words said aloud by the characters
Storyboard representation of what each screen of a multimedia project will look like and how the screens are linked; often hand-drawn sketches
Tilting vertical rotation of the camera during a shot
Tripod a three-legged mounting device for a camcorder
Video camera a camera that takes continuous pictures by breaking down the image into a series of lines and generates a signal for
Videographer a person skilled in the art or practice of making video shows or movies with a video camera
White balance adjustment in which the videographer adjusts the color responses of the camera by showing the camcorder the color "white" under the current lighting conditions"white" under the current lighting conditions or selecting the icon on the display that best des
Zooming the ability to bring an object closer or move away from an object
Aspect ratio ratio of width to height in the dimensions of a frame; i.e., frame aspect ratio of NTSC video is 4:3, some motion-picture frame sizes use a more elongated aspect ratio of 16:9
Chroma key process whereby overlay cards display video on the screen and one of the colors becomes transparent; any place the transparent color appears, you see the video input
Codec compression/decompression programs used to reduce the size of files
Cuts two adjacent video clips with no transition; one clip is immediately replaced with another
Duration setting length of clip/image
Fading a dissolve to or from a background color (often black)
Frame a single still image in a video or animation
Frame rate the speed at which frames appear on a display, measured by frames per second
Frame size also referred to as resolution, expressed by the horizontal and vertical dimensions, in pixels, of a frame; i.e., 640 by 480 pixels
Frames per second (FPS) how many frames (or individual pictures) display in one second
Import to bring information into a computer or computer program
Linear editing editing in a sequential order; i.e., VHS, cassette tape
National Television Standard Committee (NTSC) the standard broadcast system used in the United States and Japan
Nonlinear editing not editing in a sequential order; i.e., CD, DVD
Phase Alternation Line (PAL) the standard broadcast system used in Europe and Australia
Production creating and editing video
RCA cable cable that usually has a yellow, a red, and a white plug that is used to connect a camcorder to a VCR, DVD, or capture card on a computer
Render to build a preview or project
Scrubbing manual preview
Superimpose layering images or video
Timeline part of video editing window that displays tracks
Title adding words to video
Transition special effects, such as fade in and fade out, that can be set to occur between frames in an animation
Video capture the process of transferring video to the computer
Video editing making changes to taped footage
Video Home System (VHS) tape a strip of magnetic media - usually consisting of a plastic/Mylar base, a layer of metallic particles, and a bonding agent - onto which video and audio signals can be recorded
Voice overlay a voice track over music or video
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