scrubbing: Variable-rate backward or forward movement through audio or video material using
a mouse, keyboard, or other device.
seCAm: Similar to PAL at 25 fps, the SECAM analog broadcast television standard is used in
France, the Middle East, and Africa. In countries employing the SECAM standard, PAL format
cameras and decks are used.
sDI:Serial Digital Interface, a professional digital video connection format with a 270 Mbps
transfer rate. SDI uses standard 75-ohm BNC connectors and coaxial cable.
six-point edit: See Split edit.
slide edit: An edit that adjusts the previous clip’s Out point and the next clip’s In point without
affecting the clip being slid or the overall program duration.
slip edit: An edit that adjusts the In and Out points of a clip without affecting the adjacent clips
or affecting overall program duration.
spatial compression: See Intraframe compression.
speed: The playback rate of a video or audio clip compared to the rate at which it was recorded.
split edit: A technique resulting in a clip’s video and audio beginning or ending at different
times. Also see L-cut and J-cut.
storyboard: A series of sketches or still images outlining material to be shot on film or video, or
indicating a sequence of clips to be edited together.
streaming: Process of sending digital media over the Web or other network, allowing playback on the
desktop as the video is received, rather than requiring that the file be downloaded prior to playback.
superimposition: A composite, or layered image involving transparency; see also compositing.
s-Video: Super-Video, a technology for transmitting analog video signals over a cable by dividing
the video information into two separate signals: one for luminance and the other chrominance.
(S-Video is synonymous with Y/C video).
telecine: Refers to the combination of process, equipment, and software used to acquire and
convert film to video.
temporal compression: See interframe compression.
three-point edit: An edit in which a clip is inserted into a Timeline using three of the four In and
Out points. The fourth point is automatically calculated by Adobe Premiere Pro.
timecode: Time reference that identifies each video frame on a tape, used to locate video seg-
ments and implement frame-accurate tape-to-tape editing. When video is captured digitally, the
timecode is transferred to the computer. Though timecode is not necessary for frame-accurate
editing on a computer, it can be used to build batch capture lists and locate source footage.
timecode log: See Batch list.
timeline: On an NLE interface, the graphical representation of program length onto which
video, audio, and graphics clips are arranged.
titler: See Character generator.
track: In the Adobe Premiere Pro Timeline panel, a horizontal row on which clips are arranged.
Tracks are similar to the layers found in many other Adobe applications. When clips are placed
one above another, both clips play back simultaneously. The Video 1 track is the main video edit-
ing track; all tracks above Video 1 are for superimposing clips over the Video 1 track; all tracks
below Video 1 are for audio.
transcoding: Converting a file from one file format into another; that is, reencoding the data.
transition: A change in video from one clip to another. Often these visual changes involve effects
where elements of one clip are blended with another.
transparency: Percentage of opacity of a video clip or element.
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