Television (TV) Glossary
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Full-Scan: The capability to increase the size of the image to the edge of the monitor bezel.
Function: In narrative study, a single action or character attribute. Based in Russian Formalism and the work of Vladimir Propp.
Gel: A piece of plastic or gelatin placed in front of a light source to change its color.
Genlock: A feature that keeps two or more video streams in synchronization, often combined with a graphic overlay capability. Hardware periphral that allows the user to combine computer graphics on t . . . View Full Definition
Genre: Groupings of television programs defined by their narrative structure, thematic content, and style of sound and image.
Geo-Targeting: The process of identifying a brandís geographic areas of opportunity, or the markets (dmas) in which advertising is most likely to produce sales. Geographic targeting combines demographic an . . . View Full Definition
Geographic Targeting: The process of identifying a brandís geographic areas of opportunity, or the markets (dmas) in which advertising is most likely to produce sales. Geographic targeting combines demographic an . . . View Full Definition
Geostationary: Satellites orbit the Earth 22,300 miles above the Equator and rotate at the same relative speed and direction as the Earth's surface. Therefore, the satellites appear stationary. There are w . . . View Full Definition
Glitches: Any oddity in a video signal.
Grain: The silver halide crystals suspended in the emulsion of a piece of film. When struck by light and chemically processed, these crystals change color, resulting in the film image. The smaller . . . View Full Definition
Graphic Overlay Titling: The superimposition of a computer image over a video signal (the computer image typically is keyed to replace a given color or color range in the TV signal).
Gross Rating Points (GRP): The sum of individual telecast ratings on a total program basis or advertiser commercial schedule, without regard to duplication. For example, 10 announcements each with a 10 rating would pr . . . View Full Definition
Hand-Held: A technique in which the camera is held by the camera operator, rather than fixed to a camera mount such as a tripod or dolly.
Hard Light: Direct, undiffused light: the result is the casting of harsh, distinct shadows.
Hard News: Refers to news stories that examine events which affect society as a whole (e.g., national politics and international relations).
Hard Reset: A hard reset is the same as rebooting a computer.
Hd-Dvd: High-definition digital video disc. Several formats have been proposed for these high-capacity DVD's, including Blu-ray.
Hdcp: High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. Copy-protection scheme developed by Intel to be used in conjunction with DVI and HDMI connections.
Hdmi: High-Definition Multimedia Interface. USB-like digital video connectivity standard designed as a successor to DVI: can transmit both uncompressed digital audio and video signals: protected b . . . View Full Definition
Hdtv: HDTV, or High Definition Television, is a digital television format that combines high-resolution video and theater-like sound to create a movie theater-quality TV viewing experience.
Hiatus: Period in a campaign when an advertiser's schedule is suspended for a short period of time, after which the schedule resumes.
High Angle: A shot in which the camera is placed higher than the filmed actor or object, so that the camera looks down on the actor or object.
High Definition Television (HDTV): The generally agreed upon definition of HDTV is approximately twice the vertical and horizontal picture resolution of today's NTSC TV, which essentially makes the picture twice as sharp. HDT . . . View Full Definition
High Definition Television (HDTV) Resolution: 720p - The picture is 1280x720 pixels, sent at 60 complete frames per second. 1080i - The picture is 1920x1080 pixels, sent at 60 interlaced frames per second (30 complete frames per second) . . . View Full Definition
High-Key Lighting: A lighting style in which the ratio in intensity of key light to fill light is small. The result is an evenly lit set, with a low contrast between the bright and dark areas of the set.
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