Video Production and Editing - Glossary of Terms
We've combined some of the most common video production, film production and post production terms in this glossary.
Terms are grouped alphabetically - Please select from the list below.
Identifier - Name or number given to a clip or segment of a video to allow for easy recognition of the segment and its contents.
IEEE1394 - Also known as DV / Firewire / i.Link - A communication standard to transfer high speed digital data between devices.
Image Resolution - A measurement of the quality of a video image based on the number of pixels that make up the image.
In Point - The SMPTE time code of the specific frame at which a clip begins.
Insert Edit - On NLE systems Placing a section of a source clip in the time line with the media currently to the right of the insertion point is moved farther to the right to accommodate the insertion of the new clip (just as on film you would cut the film to open a space, insert the new clip and splice the ends). Or when using a VT machine, An Insert edit can record individual tracks, but can only be performed onto a previously recorded tape (blacked or coded tape) as then all the timing control signals are already on tape. An assemble edit is a method for building a videotape in which a series of clips are placed one after the other to create, or assemble, a program. An assemble edit performs a correctly timed recording on to the end of the last recorded material - it is a full record, that is all tracks, control track, timecode etc. If you are using a virgin tape (not blacked or coded) you will need to assemble edit.
Intelligent accessory shoe - A hot shoe connection on a camera (usually a camcorder) that can communicate with a device connected.
Internegative - An intermediate copy of a film, made on a very fine-grained stock, and used to make a greater number of prints than it is practical to make from the A&B Rolls.
Interpositive - An intermediate copy of a film, made on a very fine-grained stock, usually required as an intermediate step to making an internegative.
Insertion Cursor - Double triangles that appear on the FX tracks showing where a filter will be inserted.
Interesting Time - A place in a video program where an editorial event occurs, such as the beginning of a filter or transition, new clip, or key frame.
Interpolation - The progressive calculation of a parameter between key frames.
Iris transition - A transition that creates the appearance of an enlarging opening revealing a incoming clip underneath. It is made to look like the iris of the eye opening, or enlarging.
ISO - The equivalent of ASA and IE just with another name Treat it just as if it was ASA. ISO stands for International Standards Organization.