Adaptive Trasformation Acoustic Coding (ATRAC)
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Adaptive Trasformation Acoustic Coding (ATRAC): The process used in minidisc that utilizes psychoacoustic principles to limit quantization noise and reduce the data quantity from 16 bits to 4 bits by using non-uniform frequency and time division.
Decoding: In cultural studies, the reader/viewer's interpretation of a text that has been encoded with meaning by its creators.
Air Acoustic Ranging Sensor: A pulsed, acoustic ranging device using the air column in a tube as the acoustic sound path. The fundamental measurement is the time it takes for the acoustic signal to travel from a transmi . . . View Full Definition
Decoding (Video Capture): The process of converting TV interlaced video to noninterlaced RGB video.
Encoding: In cultural studies, the creation of meaning within a text by a cultural institution such as the television industry. Readers/viewers may decode these preferred meanings when exposed to text . . . View Full Definition
Run-Length Encoding: See Non-Lossy Compression.
Psychoacoustics: The scientific study of the relationship between human hearing and its stimulus; in other words, how we hear.
DX Coding: Method, whereby films can automatically set the film iso speed.
Adaptive Reception: A circuit that provides adjustable delay such that the time at which a sound wave is produced from various signal channels can be changed. This allows synchronization for each channel of a m . . . View Full Definition
Acoustic Feedback: A phenomenon where the sound from a loudspeaker is picked up by the microphone or other transducer, like a phono cartridge feeding it, and re-amplifys it through the same loudspeaker only to . . . View Full Definition
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