Broadcast Glossary of terms and what does Broadcast mean the basics you need to know

Broadcast Glossary of terms what does Broadcast mean? the basics you need to know

Broadcast refers to the transmission of audio or video signals over a public or private network, such as television or radio, that allows the signals to be received by a large number of people at the same time. It is a one-to-many communication model, where a single source sends a message to a large group of recipients.

Broadcasting can be done through various technologies, including over-the-air transmission, cable or satellite television, and online streaming. In the context of television or radio, broadcasting typically refers to the distribution of programming content to a large audience through the use of transmitters and receivers.


Broadcast a Basic Glossary of terms for the Industry

-aspect ratio: the ratio of the width to the height of a television or film image

-audio: sound in a broadcast or film

-broadcast: the transmission of audio and/or video content, such as a television or radio program, over the airwaves or via cable

-captions: text that appears on the screen to provide a transcript of the audio for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing

-closed captioning: a system that allows viewers to read the dialogue and other audio information on their televisions or other devices

-commercial: an advertisement that is broadcast during a television or radio program

-crawl: a line of text that appears at the bottom of the screen, often used to display news headlines or updates

-cutaway: a shot in a film or television program that is inserted between other shots to provide additional information or context

-feed: a live or recorded video or audio transmission that is sent to a broadcaster for broadcast

-field: a location where a news story is being reported or filmed

-graphics: visual elements, such as charts and diagrams, that are used to illustrate or enhance a broadcast

-headline: a short summary or title that appears at the top of a news story or article

-insert: a piece of footage or audio that is inserted into a larger production

-interview: a conversation between two people, one of whom is typically a journalist or presenter, in which information is gathered or opinions are expressed

-master control: the central hub of a television or radio station, where all of the programming and technical elements are coordinated and transmitted

-on-air: the state of being live or currently being broadcast

-package: a pre-produced segment of a news program, often featuring a reporter on location

-pan: a camera movement in which the camera moves horizontally from left to right or right to left

-pitch: a proposal or suggestion for a story or program

-promo: a short advertisement for a television or radio program

-recap: a summary of the main events or highlights of a news program or event

-reporter: a journalist who gathers and reports news

-roll: a camera movement in which the camera moves up or down

-sound bite: a short clip of audio, often taken from an interview, that is used in a news program or other production

-stand-up: a shot in a news program in which the reporter is filmed speaking to the camera while standing in a specific location

-tease: a short segment at the beginning of a news program that previews the stories that will be covered in the program

-transition: a visual or audio effect that is used to move from one shot or segment to another

-voiceover: narration that is recorded and added to a film or television program, often used to provide additional information or context.

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