Video Production and Editing - Glossary of Terms



We've combined some of the most common video production, film production and post production terms in this glossary.
Terms are grouped alphabetically - Please select from the list below.



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Back-Timing - Using a 3-point edit to mark two out points and one in point, allowing the computer to match up the two out points and calculate the remaining in point. For example, marking an in and out point on a source clip and an out point in a program and allowing the editing software to calculate the in point in the program.

Barn Door Wipe - A transition that opens or closes the first frame of an incoming clip over the outgoing clip as if it were two sliding doors.

Bin - A location or folder for storing and organizing clips in the Project window - Film clips were originally hung in bins.

Blacked - A Blacked (or Coded) tape has a video signal, usually black, recorded onto the tape for the full length of the tape. This Records Time code and control track to the tape and allows the user to INSERT edit Video / Audio onto the tape. (when insert editing, control track and time code track are not effected as part of the edit) - Also see Assemble edit


Blu-Ray DVD - Blu-ray is a high definition DVD format. Blu-Ray DVD has capacities averaging 25GB and 50GB, and bigger discs on the way.

Bolex - One of the more widely used 16mm non-sync cameras, it is made in Switzerland by the Paillard Company. There are many varieties, non-reflex, reflex, springwound and electric motor driven. But when someone says “Bolex,” typically they mean a reflex, springwound model, such as the Rex-4.

Bounce Card - A white or silver card used for soft indirect lighting of the subject by bouncing light off the card. Can also be used to provide a gentle brightening of shadow areas. Especially out-of-doors as it does not require power.