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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HDCAM - High Definition Video format from Sony is based on DigiBeta and can record in 24p, 25p, 50i, and 60i. It uses a high data rate of 140MBps.

HDV - HDV is a high definition format recorded on mini DV tapes. HDV uses high compression rates enabling high quality shooting and editing with low cost tools.

Headroom - Space between the top of a subject's head and a monitor's upper-screen edge. Too much headroom makes the subject appear to fall out of the frame.
Hi Hat - This is a square of plywood with a bracket attached, to which a tripod head may be added (or is sometimes permanently affixed) used for filming with the camera very low to the ground. Its name is a bit of a contradiction, to its use nowadays, but it used to be that a Hi Hat was for shooting from very high up, with the plywood board being mounted up high somewhere.

HMI - This is a type of light. HMI stands for Halogen Metal Incandescence. HMIs are very bright, power efficient lights.

Hold - An interpolation setting that maintains settings from one key frame until the next key frame and uses the space of only one frame to jump to the next setting.