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MPEG2

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

The digital transmission standard in the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia that can accommodate the characteristics of both PAL and NTSC (using H264 compression). The Republic of Ireland uses...

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personalization

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Computing.

1. Functionality in media, especially websites, computers, and mobile phones, that allows users to specify their own display and content preferences: see also user-...

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portrait

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Computing.

An orientation of a page in which the shorter side is at the top. Compare landscape.

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progressive scanning

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Computing.

A method of forming the display on a computer monitor, by scanning the screen line-by-line. It gives higher quality than interlace scanning used in television.

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raster graphics

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Computing.

Graphics in which the information about the image is held as a bitmap. Digitized images produced by scanning or digital photography have raster graphics. Compare vector graphics.

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rasterizer

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

A special device situated between a graphics system and a raster device to convert line drawings to a raster form.

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red

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Computing.

These are the colours which can be combined to form another colour. The amounts of each colour in a pixel is known as the RGB value.

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relational model

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

1. (transactional models, transactive models, transactional communication) A nonlinear framing of communication as a process geared to mutual understanding and influence in the...

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snail mail

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Computing.

A derogatory term used to describe the conventional, paper-based mail system. See also snail mail, pmail, and dead tree.

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synchronous communication

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Media Studies.

The transmission of data where each character of data is sent at a time determined by the timing of previous characters. This is in contrast to asynchronous communication.

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