The fourth edition of the BKSTS dictionary provides clear and concise explanations of the terminology and acronyms encountered in the broadcasting and moving image industries. Convergence of these industries means that those practising within them are increasingly faced with unfamiliar terminology. Martin Uren has reflected this change in his extended choice of industry terms, acronyms and colloquialisms. He provides: - Over 3300 definitions covering film, television, sound and multimedia technologies, together with technical terms from the computing, networks and telecommunications industries. - Nearly 700 acronyms in a quick look-up section. - 26 Appendices of useful technical information across a range of topics. Whether you are an experienced professional or a new industry entrant, you will find this dictionary an essential reference for every-day and specialist jargon. Martin Uren is a broadcast training consultant and member of the Education and Training Committee and the Television Committee of the BKSTS. He is also a member of the SMPTE and the RTS. BKSTS, The Moving Image Society, represents the interests of those who are creatively and technologically involved in the business of providing moving images in all areas of the media.

Key Features

Appendices group related for easy access Includes illlustrations for extra clarification Acronyms defined AND explained for easy understanding


Professionals working in the fields of television, digital video, satellite broadcasting, cable distribution of cinematography. Students on related courses.

Table of Contents

Fully illustrated A-Z listing of technical terminology and acronyms; Quick look-up section for acronyms; Appendices of technical information


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© 2000
Focal Press
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"Every broadcasting organisation, every facilities company, every university and college running media training courses, every equipment hire company, in fact, any company using moving images as a core part of their business should have at least one copy of this book. And if that's not a firm enough recommendation, I'll add that if I had any parliamentary influence, I'd ensure that a law was passed immediately which made it mandatory for a copy of this book to be in EVERY office occupied by producers, production managers, and P.A.s." Tony Grant, in Zerb magazine "This is a well written and researched, comprehensive, informative and highly readable reference book." Jim Slater, in Image Technology magazine