glossary of video production and video editing terms

 

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HD High Definition. Older video formats have become known as Standard Definition, meaning they have a much lower resolution value. High Definition comes in a variety of formats, but all have superior quality to standard definition because of much higher resolution.

Headroom Space between the top of a subject's head and a monitor's upper-screen edge. Too much headroom makes the subject appear to fall out of the frame and can make viewers feel uneasy.

Hi Hat Short wood or metal base to which a tripod head is attached, allowing for very low-to-the-ground shooting.

HMI Halogen Metal Incandescence. A powerful, efficient, extremely bright light bulb sometimes used in film or video production.


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