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Site updates: More glossary updates finished

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 07 Feb 2008 15:10 User comments (1)

Site updates: More glossary updates finished As Jamie (Dela) announced last month, the staff here at Afterdawn is working on updating some of our core content in the Glossary. Along with additions like our new Topics feature we're planning a number of improvements to navigating the site and finding basic (and not so basic) help.
I've updated or added some more important Glossary terms. As we continue to update the Glossary (and other areas) we'll be giving regular updates on our progress.

  • MKV (Matroska) - Matroska's MKV "universal" Container is described by its developers as "the extensible open standard Audio/Video Container." This translates to a multimedia Container designed to support practically any type of video or audio stream you might care to use. MKV stands for Matroska Video... Read More
  • Surround Sound - Surround Sound is created by outputting audio to more than two channels, including at least one that's behind or to the side of the listener in addition to the standard two speakers used for stereo sound... Read More
  • MPEG-4 Part 2 (ASP and SP) - MPEG-4 Part 2 is a Moving Picture Experts Group standard belonging to the MPEG-4 group of standards that also includes AVC... Read More
  • AAC - Advanced Audio Coding, or AAC, is a MPEG (Motion Pictures Experts Group) audio standard first adopted as part of the MPEG-2 family of standards. Like its predecessor, MP3, AAC is a Lossy Compression format capable of delivering relatively high quality at relatively low bitrates... Read More
  • DV - DV is a video format used for digital video cameras. Unlike high Compression formats like MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, DV uses only Intraframe Compression (compressing each Frame individually), resulting in a format that's well suited to editing as each Frame can be decoded with no information from surrounding frames... Read More
  • Pulldown - Pulldown is a technique for flagging Progressive video for display on interlaced displays... Read More
  • Aspect Ratio (AR) - An image's Aspect ratio, or AR, represents a comparison of its width to height. Notation for Aspect Ratio is normally in the form of X:Y, where X represents screen width and Y represents height... Read More
  • PAL - The PAL (Phase Alternating Line) TV standard was introduced in the early 1960's in Europe. It has better Resolution than NTSC, having 576 lines in the Active Area of the Frame. The Framerate, however, is slightly lower at 25fps... Read More
  • NTSC - NTSC is a color TV standard developed in the U.S. in 1953 by the National Television System Committee. NTSC uses a Frame consisting of 486 horizontal lines in the Active Area and a Framerate of 29.97fps... Read More

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11.4.2008 17:46

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