Dictionary of Television and Audiovisual Terminology


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About the Book

With television programming broadcast worldwide 24/7, the industry needs a common language. Constantly changing technology, however, has resulted in continuously changing terminology, sometimes leaving even the most knowledgeable broadcasters with a lack of understanding. In this dictionary more than 1,500 terms and acronyms, modern and classical, are presented. The definitions are straightforward and jargon-free (except where defining jargon) and ample cross-references are provided.

About the Author(s)

Moshe Moshkovitz is the technical manager at Network Communications and Productions, part of Israel’s second television station. Prior to that, he established and headed the television studies department at the Hadassa Community College, was technical director at Tel-Ad studios, and has been in charge of numerous major television international productions that took place in Israel. He lives in Jerusalem.

Bibliographic Details

Moshe Moshkovitz
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 183
Bibliographic Info:
Copyright Date: 2008 [1998]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3754-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0991-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Preface      1

The Dictionary      3

Book Reviews & Awards

“the definitions are clear and often have examples or descriptive information…. Recommended”—Booklist; “extensive and comprehensive…should serve both the student and the professional well”—ARBA; “unique entries…clear, practical definitions”—Reference Reviews; “handy”—Multimedia Information & Technology; “more than 1500 terms and acronyms are explained in a language that the layman can understand”—Classic Images; “clear, practical definitions. Print collections that support video and AV study or production ought to add this dictionary”—Rettig on Reference; “the areas of audio and video technology are explained clearly and succinctly…recommended…covers the latest innovations in the field”—E-Streams; “a handy guide”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly.