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Why to use lower case “1080p” and “1080i” but not capital “1080P” and “1080I”?

I'm curious about why we mostly use and see "1080p" and "1080i" over "1080P" and "1080I"? (and the same on 720/480/360) Does anybody know any professional reason of that? I've seen some capital ones, ...
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Need culturally sensitive alternatives to standard videography terminology such as “shoot,” “shooting,” and “shot.”

The idea of "shooting" makes some people uncomfortable, so we're trying to change our terminology for a particular client (big 6-month project). We need to come up with appropriate alternatives to use ...
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Video production basics for a noob

I am an iOS developer who wants to create a mobile app for video editing. But I do not know the basic terminology and functionality of video editing and production. Terms like video scrubbing, video ...
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What is the origin of 4K term?

According to Wikipedia: The name “4K resolution” refers to a horizontal resolution of approximately 4,000 pixels. However, I believed that 4K is called like this simply because it has four times ...
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Camcorder vs. not a camcorder and separate audio and video recording

I'm not even a beginner yet - I've never owned a video camera in my life. However, I want to buy one, set it up on a tripod and use a remote control to film myself talking about various topics, then ...
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What's a good alternative term for “live action”?

According to a dictionary, "live action" means: (in filmmaking) action involving real people or animals, as contrasted with animation or computer-generated effects. It does not mean "live". Live ...
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What's the technical term for additional material at the start and end of a take?

When shooting footage, it's good practice to start a little earlier and end a little later than the actual action. That way, you get more freedom during editing. The same holds true for animated ...
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What was technically wrong with this unseekable wmv?

I recently had an unseekable WMV file. ASFTools fixed it using the "Lost Chunks" feature which was suggested in the selected answer. What does the "Lost Chunks" function do? What did it fix? What are ...
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What is the name of the device used in live action filming that includes information like scene, take and roll and has a part that can snap together?

What is the name of the device used in live action filming that includes information like scene, take and roll and has a part that can snap together? It can also include information like production ...
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What is the name of a portion of video between camera changes?

Most movies consist of short portions, within which a picture is changing smoothly, but between which picture changes drastically. May be camera point of view changes or entire scene is replaced. ...
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Terminology connected with camera movement

As non-English speaker, the terms connected with camera movement are not always clear to me, and I believe that they are technical enough to be confusing even for some English speakers. Please write ...
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What is the text commonly found at the end of documentaries called?

In documentaries / semi-documentaries and even fake documentaries there's often text that comes on at the end showing some facts fading in and out, or where the people are now (depending on subject). ...
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What is a description along the bottom of a video generally called?

Sorry about the terrible title question. I'll edit it if I get an answer to be more useful to others, or you're welcome to do so. I'm trying to find tutorials and even inspiration for stuff like the ...
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Term for upcoming TV summaries (broadcast design)

Television broadcasters show short "outlooks" or "summaries" of the upcoming program, often right after the advertisement (w/ or w/o the Digital on-screen graphic). What's the term for this short ...
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What does ALL-I mode mean?

I've started seeing this term mentioned in camera specs but have no idea what it means. It somehow relates to recording video. Can somebody please explain where does it come from and what it means? ...