Glossary of Terms
1/4 Inch Reel Tapes - Same as Reel to Reel Tapes.
16mm Film - wider film area, more for professional use. Much better images produced.
33 Record - Same as an LP Record.
45 Record - Small 45 rpm vinyl disc used for listening to pre-recorded music or voice.
78 Record - One of the first consumer records available. Some were able to be recorded with a home recorder.
8mm - old film medium where the filmstrip is 8mm wide. Commonly used for home movie recordings.
8mm Videotapes - Fits in a camcorder and can record up to 2 hours. Better quality than VHS and VHS-C
8-Track Tape - It was popular in the United States from the mid-1960s to the late-1970s for listening to music.
Aging & Mold - Deterioration of film
Audio Cassette - is a magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback.
Bad Baths - Chemicals used to process the film caused colors to shift.
BrokenVideotapes- Splice back together two pieces of videotape
Color Fading - The loss of color from home movie film due to age and storage conditions.
Conversion - Transfer from one type of tape to another or DVD which is long term.
Copy - Duplicate one video or DVD to another
Copyright - Selling for profit another person's property or production (http://www.copyright.gov/).
DIgital Pictures - Camera pictures printed without film
Dirty FIlm - dirt and dust on the film surface.
Duplicate - Same as Copy - Make a identical copy of a DVD
DVD Duplication - Copy one DVD to another
Editing - Electronically cutting and splicing together a new video sequence or event.
Film - Photographic medium used to capture pictures/movies.
Film Problems - cracking, dirt, age, crystalization, fading of home movie films
Film Transfer - professionally preserve old home movie films to a DVD.
Floppy Disc -an older disk storage medium for data, photos, and small files
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format. Used for short motion graphics.
HD VIdeo- High Definition video. Much sharper picture than standard definition video (SD)
Hi-8 videotapes - Same as 8mm tapes but higher quality. Will only play in a Hi-8 Camcorder (Pre-Digital).
International VIdeo - European or other country origins other than the United States.
JPEG - Most common form of photo file.
LCD Projector- Video Projector - Shows videos and computer programs on a large screen or wall
Lighting - Artificial lamp lights used to brighten a scene while videotaping.
LP Record - Large 33 rpm vinyl disc holding a series of recorded voice and music.
Memorial Tributes - Photos set to music with special effects(See a Sample Here)
Micro-Cassette - a small compact audio recording tape about 2 inches long.
Musical Tribute - Photos and or video set to music to celebrate a person or special event.
Negatives - Reverse images from a film camera
NTSC Videos- American Standard videotape (National Television Standards Code)
PAL Videos- Eurpoean video standard videotape
Photos - Pictures from snap shot cameras.
Pics - Short for Pictures
Prints - Pictures printed on photo paper
Reel to Reel Tapes - 1/4 inch wide used for recording voice and sound. Various recording speeds available.
Regular-8 - old home movie film
Re-Prints - Duplicate photos printed from another original photo
Slides - Positive images shown on a projector
Sound Film - home movie film with a sound track attached to the one side of the film.
Super-8 - old film medium where the film image area is larger and will produce a better image.
Tape Repair- Splice back together broken videotape. VHS, 8mm, Mini-DV tape formats.
Taping- Same as Videotaping, just shortened.
Teleprompter- a device that projects words onto the front of a video camera for easy reading while being recorded.
TIFF - best form of photo file without compressing the photo pixels.
Transfer - Copy from one format to another (Example VHS to DVD)
Tribute - Photos or video set to music to represent a person or special event
VHS Videotapes - About One Inch in width and square hard plastic shell about 8 inches ling.
VHS-C Videotapes - Same size as VHS, compact length (approx 4 inches) and must be used in an adapter.
Video Projector- Like a slide projector but shows videos on a large screenor wall.
VIdeotaping - Using a High Definition Video Camera to record an event
Vinegar Syndrome - film deterioration - shrinkage, embrittlement, and buckling of the gelatin emulsion. (More Info)
Voice-Mail - Telephone messaging service available from cell-phone companies.
YouTube - A website for viewing videos online