Formats and Codecs
With the continuing evolution of digital video and the advent of consumer-accessible high-definition video, the landscape has changed. New formats have come to light, and, with them, new codecs are now in fairly widespread use. Say What? A codec is defined as a compressor/decompressor, or a piece of hardware or software...
Below are some common and not-so-common lighting terms that you'll find in the film and video production lingo. For more lighting terms not listed here, see page 80 in the July 2005 issue of Videomaker accent light Any single light that high-lights one single subject. The light can be a...
Lighting Terms
Ambient Light A light that doesn't highlight any one subject for a natural room light effect. Usually a nondirectional light. Artificial lightMan-made illumination not limited to "indoor" variety: fluorescent bulbs, jack-o'-lanterns and a car's headlights all qualify. Typically, it has lower color temperature than natural light, and thus more reddish...