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    Acronyms

    I am new to this digital photography as far as now I'm really trying to learn. I read the threads of topics I'm interested in but have tons of trouble understanding what is being said because everyone uses acronyms to describe their processes. Is there a list of what most of these are anywhere that I could use to understand what is being said. I am light years behind the curve of digital photography and it's language. HELP
    Thank you anyone.

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    Re: Acronyms

    How about this...

    http://www.wonderfulphotos.com/artic...eras/acronyms/

    It is missing a couple. I am sure other members can contribute more acronyms...

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    Re: Acronyms

    [QUOTE=rpcrowe;197832]How about this...

    http://www.wonderfulphotos.com/artic...eras/acronyms/

    It is missing a couple. I am sure other members can contribute more acronyms...

    hi richard that looks like a useful site for beginners,thanks for the link.
    glenn.

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    Re: Acronyms

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    How about this...

    http://www.wonderfulphotos.com/artic...eras/acronyms/

    It is missing a couple. I am sure other members can contribute more acronyms...

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    Re: Acronyms

    I have worked with digital still photography for years and years. I have also worked professionally a a cinematographer and motion picture director. However I am now learning digital video.

    Much of the terminology of still digital photography and cinematography is directly transferrable to digital video but, I have a whole new lexicon to learn such as:

    KEYFRAME: Video comprssion codecs commonly distinguish between three types of frames, Keyframes, or I-frames are completely self referential. Usually they are compressed with an intraframe compression scheme. In contrast, the reconstruction of B-frames and P-frames partially depends on information contained in the surrounding frames. B-frames can use redundant information in frames both before and after it, while P-frames can only use redundant information contained in preceding frames...

    Reading this, I can relate to someone just being introduced to digital still photography when a basic knowledge of terms is necessary in order to even understand the explanations offered...

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    Re: Acronyms

    Perhaps this can be of some help...

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    Re: Acronyms

    I can't thank you all enough. Really appreciate the ability to follow some of the threads now.

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    Re: Acronyms

    You know, can't believe that I didn't even think to do your suggestion. I guess I just don't realize how much information is out there on the internet. I have also found youtube to be helpful in some things. Where will it ever end????

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    Not likely to be an end. I did my first website (two pages) over Christmas 1990 after learning HTML on Thanksgiving 1990 wait, wait, wait ...


    on the beach at Copacabana (yup, the one in Brazil) where I was a visiting speaker at a supercomputing conference and talked to a speaker from CERN where Tim Berners-Lee was working at the time.

    And, I've been doing them and related computation ever since. I've attended several HTML5 classes and it's going to be dragging along a bunch of new functionality, including that it will ultimately, depending on the browser dudes, have native capabilities to do all the stuff you do now with plugins AND to create and edit graphical objects such as still and animated objects (and the same with audio objects) since video and audio both will have their respective tags.

    So, sorry, sorry to say, JimChris, it's going to keep growing and what you can do with and on the web is going to get better from my perspective. I can't wait until all the plug-in dudes have to find something else to do with their spare time! I'm jes' sayin'!

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