On DVD movies, a chapter is a marker used for navigation purposes. The movie file is broken into segments, called chapters, and each chapter can be accessed by the main menu on the DVD.
In computer software, any symbol that requires one byte of storage. This includes all the ASCII and extended ASCII characters, including the space character. In character-based software, everything that appears on the screen, including graphics symbols, is considered to be a character. In graphics-based applications, the term character is generally reserved for letters, numbers, and […]
- character animation
In computer animation, character animation is the creation of an animated person or animal. The animator will make a unique character-generated individual and decide how the character will look, move, and interact with its environment.
- character based
Describes programs capable of displaying only ASCII (and extended ASCII) characters. Character-based programs treat a display screen as an array of boxes, each of which can hold one character. When in text mode, for example, PC screens are typically divided into 25 rows and 80 columns. In contrast, graphics-based programs treat the display screen as […]
- character generator
Abbreviated as CG, in video editing a character generator is the software or hardware that produces animated text for insertion in video streams. Some character generators may also be able to generate graphics. Software character generators are often integrated into video-editing applications and are widely available in off-the shelf software packages. Hardware-based character generators are […]
- character mode
Many video adapters support several different modes of resolution. All such modes are divided into two general categories: character mode (also called text mode) and graphics mode. In character mode, the display screen is treated as an array of blocks, each of which can hold one ASCII character. In graphics mode, the display screen is […]