With television programming being broadcast worldwide in real time, the industry needs a common professional language. Constantly changing technology, however, has resulted in continuously changing terminology, sometimes leaving even the most knowledgeable broadcasters with a lack of understanding. In this dictionary over 1,500 terms and acronyms, both modern and classical, are presented. The definitions are designed to be straightforward and jargon-free (except where defining jargon), permitting ease of use to readers from a variety of fields. Ample cross-references are provided.
"The definitions are clear and often have examples or descriptive information.... Recommended" - Booklist/RBB; "extensive and comprehensive...should serve both the student and the professional well" - ARBA; "unique entries...clear, practical definitions" - Reference Reviews; "handy" - Multimedia Information & Technology; "more than 1500 terms and acronyms are explained in a language that the layman can understand" - Classic Images; "clear, practical definitions. Print collections that support video and AV study or production ought to add this dictionary" - Rettig on Reference; "the areas of audio and video technology are explained clearly and succinctly...recommended...covers the latest innovations in the field" - E-Streams; "a handy guide" - Communication Booknotes Quarterly."
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 15th August 2008
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.272