Archives for: ‘P’

  • PAL

    A video system used in the UK, Europe and Australia. PAL stands for Phase Alternating Line. It is a color-encoding system that alternates phase color information on the video signal line by line so as to correct phase errors in broadcast signal transmission. PAL TV sets do not need manual settings for hue control.

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  • Pixel

    The smallest picture element (tiny squares or rectangles) that makes up a digital image. The higher the number of pixels per frame, the greater the visual detail and resolution.

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  • Polarizer (Polarizing filter)

    A filter that is used in bright outdoor settings to create more contrast and color saturation. Polarizers increase the color saturation of the sky and contrast between the sky and clouds while maintaining the color and brightness of the clouds. Polarizers are also used to reduce reflected sunlight or to cut out reflections when shooting reflective surfaces such as water, glass and windows.

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  • Post-Production

    The various production stages and media manipulation processes that follow shooting. Post-production includes editing video and audio, mixing sound and/or color correcting video. These services are provided by post-production houses.

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  • Progressive

    In contrast to the interlaced system, a progressive system has no fields and instead processes each line of a frame continuously from top to bottom. On some video cameras, 24 P refers to 24 fps Progressive, a video setting that mimics the look of film movie cameras.

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  • Public Domain

    Some creative works, archival material and songs fall under public domain, meaning that they are legally free to use without paying for rights.

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