There are a variety of video standards that define the resolution and colors for displays. Support for a graphics standard is determined both by the monitor and by the video adapter. The monitor must be able to show the resolution and colors defined by the standard, and the video adapter must be capable of transmitting the appropriate signals to the monitor.
Listed here, in approximate order of increasing power and sophistication, are the more popular video standards for PCs. Note that many of these numbers represent only the minimums specified in the standards. Many suppliers of video adapters provide greater resolution and more colors.
VGA — 640 x 480 resolution
SVGA — 800 x 600 resolution
XGA — 1024 x 768 resolution
SXGA — 1280 x 1024 resolution
UXGA — 1600 x 1200 resolution
- video switcher
Also called a vision mixer, a video switcher is a hardware device used in video and film production to switch between different video or audio sources. This allows the producer to mix video and also add in special effects or footage captured on a secondary source.
- video transition
In video editing a transition is what the author shows between two shots or clips. The joining of those clips is the transition from one to the other. Transitions can be an instant scene or image change, a fade, fade to black, dissolve, pan from one person to another, or any digital effect.
Videoconferencing (or video conference) means to conduct a conference between two or more participants at different sites by using computer networks to transmit audio and video data. For example, a point-to-point (two-person) video conferencing system works much like a video telephone. Each participant has a video camera, microphone, and speakers mounted on his or her […]
Slang term used to describe a video enthusiast – that is, a person who has an extremely high interest in watching or making videos. A videophile may be overly concerned with near perfect audio quality and picture quality.
In database management systems, a view is a particular way of looking at a database. A single database can support numerous different views. Typically, a view arranges the records in some order and makes only certain fields visible. Note that different views do not affect the physical organization of the database.