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CD Optical Storage Glossary of Computer Terms (Letter W)

March 16th, 2009 Comments off

A special effect sequence of morph images that simulate smooth transitions of dissimilar frames.

“What You See Before You Get it.” An extension of WYSIWYG interface design allowing the user to view and edit selected smaller areas from a preview dialog box prior to committing special effects with the processing load of only a portion of the entire file.

“What You See Is What You Get.” A working interface of many authoring systems where an author sees the screens as he develops them exactly as they will appear to the user.

CD Optical Storage Glossary of Computer Terms (Letter V)

March 16th, 2009 Comments off

Video capture
The term for converting analog video signal to digital stills and Motion files.

CD Optical Storage Glossary of Computer Terms (Letter U)

March 16th, 2009 Comments off

Universal Asynchronous Receiver-Transmitter. An electronic circuit contained within the communications port(s) of the computer that decodes and encodes data in the fashion required by the specific machine for receiving and transmitting purposes. The UART also performs the actual data transmission to the communication device, once it has been encoded and is ready to send.

Uninterruptible Power Supply. A battery reserve system for computer power installed to supply power in the event of outage. These systems protect against data loss during power outage.

CD Optical Storage Glossary of Computer Terms (Letter T)

March 15th, 2009 Comments off

A pressure sensitive input device used in conjunction with a pen to edit digital images.

A display monitor that is pressure sensitive to touch and is often used as a multimedia control instead or in conjunction with a keyboard. Better authoring systems should have touch-screen interface functions built in their software. Touch-screen displays vary widely and can be accomplished with special overlays or can come as integral screens with built-in touch-screen capabilities. The best screens also feature z-axis control, which allows screen response at different rates depending on the level of pressure applied.

A sequence of contiguous data, the beginning, length, mode and end of which are defined in the table of contents, which is held in the Q subcode channel of the lead-in area of the disc. The two types of tracks currently defined are the CD-DA track according to the CD-ROM specification that is also used in CD-I. In CD-DA the length of a track is related to playing times between four seconds and 72 minutes.

The Group term for a number of image editing activities including color and grey balancing, hue & saturation, gamma, histogram, and contrast adjusting…etc.

CD Optical Storage Glossary of Computer Terms (Letter S)

March 14th, 2009 Comments off

The most common practice of encoding real images into digital form Accomplished by use of a scanner which passes an image sensor across the original

Screen grabs
Common term for the capturing screen rasterization images and video stills to digital files. Can be preformed with software or hardware, but quality may vary between method used.

Small Computer System Interface. The abbreviation is pronounced “scuzzy.” A connection that allows high-speed information transfer between the computer and any external devices at speeds in the range of 4 to 5 megabytes per second. This specification also allows multiple devices to be connected via addresses to a single port (receptacle).

A specification developed to provide greater speed and performance. An SCSI-II connection provides transfer rates ranging from 10 to 40 megabytes per second.


The term for indicating the desired area to be effected by editing.

To increase contrast along object edges to improve image appearance.

Single In-line Memory Module. A small narrow circuit board containing Random Access Memory Chips (the electronic devices that store data while your computer works with it). SIMMs plug into special slots inside the computer to give the computer extra memory.

Special effects
Digital image manipulation techniques for enhancing quality or creating unusual appearances. Can also be used to remove undesirable image attributes.

To paint with a diffused edge to simulate “air-brush” feathering

A method of planning the content of a presentation by drawing sketches of each screen with notes about what happens in that scene.

the process of replacing colors in a image with colors or patterns on the pallet for the image. this is implemented during color format conversion and pallet correction

A manufacturer of SCSI removable cartridge hard drives. This drive specification has been widely used in pre-press and publishing situations.