A digitally encoded signal that is recorded on videotape to identify each frame of video by hour, minute, second and frame number. There are two kinds of recorded signal: longitudinal time code (LTC) and vertical interval time code (VITC). [Adapted from Extreme Exposure]
- time lapse
In digital photography, it’s the name of the process used to capture a set of images at preset intervals of time.
An interrupt signal generated by a program or device that has waited a certain length of time for some input but has not received it. Many programs perform time-outs so that the program does not sit idle waiting for input that may never come. For example, automatic bank-teller machines perform a time-out if you do […]
- time sharing
Refers to the concurrent use of a computer by more than one user — users share the computer’s time. Time sharing is synonymous with multi-user. Almost all mainframes and minicomputers are time-sharing systems, but most personal computers and workstations are not.
A malicious program that is programmed to “detonate” at a specific time and release a virus onto the computer system or network.
In color, the word tint is used to reference how light a color is. Shades are derived from a combination of hue and white. For example, red, when saturated with white creates a tint of pink. Contrast with shade. See “The Science of Color” in the Did You Know… section of