By Richard W. Kroon
Defining greater than 10,000 phrases and words from daily slang to technical phrases and ideas, this dictionary of the audiovisual language embraces greater than 50 topic components inside of movie, tv, and residential leisure. It comprises phrases from the total lifecycle of an audiovisual paintings from preliminary suggestion via advertisement presentation in the entire significant distribution channels together with theatrical exhibition, tv broadcast, domestic leisure, and cellular media. The dictionary definitions are augmented via greater than six hundred illustrations, 1,600 etymologies, and approximately 2,000 encyclopedic entries that offer illuminating anecdotes, old standpoint, and clarifying info that will be ignored by means of a extra conventional dictionary. utilization notes supply additional counsel the place phrases may be burdened or are mostly misused.
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See Association of Independent Commercial Producers. AIFF ABBR. n. A QuickTime-compatible digital audio format common to the Apple Macintosh. It supports uncompressed mono, stereo, and multichannel audio at sample rates up to 48 kHz. It was designed to serve as a universal interchange format that allows any program to open a digital recording created by any other program. As AIFF is a standard for uncompressed audio, Apple also introduced AIFF-C, which can use MACE and IMA/ADPCM digital audio compression with ratios as high as 6:1, but at the cost of diminished audio sound quality.
Aggregation BUSINESS n. The practice of combining several individual markets into a single encompassing market, such as when individual metropolitan area markets are combined and viewed as a single national market, or when national markets are combined and viewed as a single worldwide market. aggregator n. One who acquires (licenses) and schedules broadcast programming from multiple producers or distributors on behalf of one or more broadcasters. AGICOA ABBR. n. A Geneva, Switzerland-based collective society founded to manage the international retransmission rights of producers of audiovisual works.
2. Australian Film Institute: Australia’s foremost screen culture organization, founded in 1958 to promote motion pictures, and later television, as art in Australia. The AFI also presents Australia’s premier ﬁlm and television awards, the annual AFI Awards. au. aﬁlmic ACADEMIC mod. Unselected reality; those elements that naturally occur and are simply recorded by a camera. Ideally, a documentary presents only aﬁlmic elements. ] Compare proﬁlmic. AFM ABBR. n. See American Federation of Musicians; audio frequency modulation.