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Weekly Glossary updates

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 21 Feb 2008 7:27 User comments (1)

Weekly Glossary updates Once again it's time for my weekly list of Glossary updates. Since I've spent the majority of the last week working on some guides for processing captured video I haven't been able to spend as much time on the Glossary. Hopefully what I have been able to get done will be helpful though.


  • Video Capture - Video Capture is either the process of digitizing an analog video signal or simply selecting and saving a digital video signal from a digital broadcast. In both cases the goal is to copy the video to a computer hard drive for storage, editing, encoding, burning, and sometimes playback.... (Read More)
  • CableCARD - CableCARD is a technology that uses a PCMCIA form-factor card to allow decryption of QAM channels from U.S. Cable Television providers. The card allows a HDTV or Set-Top Box to perform many of the same functions as a standard digital cable receiver.... (Read More)
  • 8mm Videotape - Sony's 8mm Videotape cassette was used for that company's Video8 and Hi8 analog Camcorder formats, as well as Digital8 (DV) camcorders. 8mm videotapes use a cassette similar in size to their original competitor, VHS-C, but are based on BetaMax technology with the 12mm wide tape used for Betamax scaled down to 8mm.... (Read More)

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19.4.2008 20:07

@Vurbal

Some of your best and shortest work right there mate i have to say well done with the glossary if you did not take it up im sure it would have just been lacking as always. Keep up the good work.

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