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Beautiful Transitions or: "Having the Guts to Cut"

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Transitions

With all the wipes, DVE effects, and other fancy transitions available now in even the lowliest of desktop NL applications ? it’s worth remembering that very often, the best & classiest transition of all is that which is least dazzling to the viewer ? assuming, of course, that you don’t want your hard work to end up looking like a late night used car commercial.

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Sony 9-Pin Remote Protocol & Pin Configuration

Chapter: Video and Computer Technology

Topic: Computer Hardware

A comprehensive, if not official, guide to the RS-422 protocol including technical specifications and pin connections.

http://belle-nuit.com/archives/9pin.html

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Video color spaces

Chapter: Color Correction

Topic: Technical Details

There are many color spaces in use for electronic media today. This is a quick, technical guide to the main types.

http://belle-nuit.com/archives/colorspaces.html

TAGS: YUV, RGB

Video Compression for Desktop Applications

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Editing Hardware

Although slightly dated by constant reference to MJPEG and MPEG compression, this is a very good technical guide to compression theory, particularly how perceptual coding works. All still relevant and the principles of all modern codecs are the same.

http://belle-nuit.com/archives/Compression.html

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Video Glossary

Chapter: Video and Computer Technology

Topic: Video Basics

A compilation of various sources attempting to define video jargon. More comprehensive with technical terms than most video jargon glossaries.

http://belle-nuit.com/archives/videoglossary.html

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