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By Keith Jack, Vladimir Tsatsoulin

This up to date reference is the main whole dictionary masking this fast moving box. It includes almost the entire terminology normal in glossy worldwide video and tv expertise, with thorough definitions aimed toward the engineering point. It covers all foreign video criteria, electronic and analog video indications, information compression, video conferencing, encoding/decoding--indeed, each time period linked to video/television know-how. Compiled by way of across the world famous video/television specialists, this dictionary supplies to develop into a customary reference.

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This explains the huge spectrum requirements of TV systems. Bandwidth Segmented Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing BST-OFDM attempts to improve on COFDM by modulating some OFDM car- 24 baseband riers differently from others within the same multiplex. A given transmission channel may therefore be “segmented,” with different segments being modulated differently. bank 1. A set of similar devices connected together for use as a single device (bank of resistors). 2. A storage area (data bank).

Changes in the width of the stripes give the appearance of the blinds opening and closing. Of course the blinds themselves may be either a color matte or different live video. blip 1. A white streak or speck that appears momentarily on a TV screen during playback of a videotape. Blips are caused by dropouts. These streaks occur occasionally, but if they seem to be excessive then the video heads need cleaning or the tape brand should be changed. 2. To remove a portion of the recorded sound from a videotape of a TV program, such as expletive or other undesired words.

It can also be used as a third audio track for different functions, such as recording a foreign language. Betacam Sony’s trade name for component analog tape recording format. The term is often incorrectly associated with component analog video interfacing in general. The system has continued to be developed over the years, offering models for the professional/industrial markets. Digital versions also exist as the high-end Digital Betacam and Betacam SX for ENG and similar applications. 333. At the righthand side of the pattern, the “black set” test and 100% white bar are added.

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