The home of the PAL system
- E to E mode
- This stands for Electronic to Electronic mode. What it means is the mode
of operation where a video signal comes into the VCR and then goes out again,
as opposed to a signal coming off tape. i.e. Video and audio signals are
supplied to the VTRs internal circuits, but not to the recording
- ED Beta
- This stands for
Extended Definition Betamax and is an improvement on both standard and
Super-Betamax formats. The format was released in PAL format but never
established itself. It surpases the rival Super VHS system.
- EDL Edit Decision List
- A list of edit decisions made during and edit session and usually
saved to floppy disk. Allows an edit to be redone or modified at a
later time without having to start all over again.
- Editing Equipment
- Equipment used to compile a finished programme from tapes and other sources.
- End Sensor
- This a device which detects the end of the tape.
- Electronic Field Production.
- Electronic News Gathering.
- Erase head
- Used to erase the video, hi-fi and linear tracks of the tape. It is not used
if insert editing is being used. See also the
Full erase head page.
- External synchronisation
- Synchronisation of the signals and tape transport of a VTR with those
of a reference VTR. IRE A unit for expressing video level as
determined by the Institute of Radio Engineers (now called the
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).
- One half of a complete interlaced video picture (frame),
containing all the odd or even scanning lines of the picture.
- One complete video image, containing two fields. There are 30
frames in one second of NTSC video and 25 frames in one second of PAL
- Frame Code
- Absolute address system for each frame from 0 to 29,999 recorded in the vertical blanking interval.
- Guard Band
- Space between adjacent recorded tracks (fields) to eliminate crosstalk.
- 1 Billion bytes.
- HDTV High Definition Television
- A TV format capable of displaying on a wider screen (16x9 as
opposed to the conventional 4x3) and at higher resolution.
- Hi-Fi Sound
- This is a sound system whereby the audio signal is recorded by the video
heads producing superior sound reproduction and quality. Not all Betamax VCR's
have such a system. See also Hi-Fi on the Betamax.
- High Band
- Recording in which the luminance FM deviation is from 4.8 to 6.4 MHz and the colour under frequency is 924 kHz.
- Term which refers to the playback picture tearing at the top of the screen.
See also the Tape Skew Control on the U-matic system which shows
an example of picture hooking.
- Horizontal Resolution
- This is the resolution of the video picture measured across a