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Posted By Nitin Narang On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013With No Comments »

Media and Entertainment Industry Concepts : Browse by Letter – B

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ConceptCategoryDescriptionAssociated Product, Forum, Company
Broadcast GroomingBroadcastTechnique used by video service providers to create customized channel lineups , which involves selecting needed programs from multiple input programs (streams) and sources (ASI, Gige etc.) and combining them to create customized programming packageRGB Networks, BigBand
Bi-Directional FramesMPEGA frame type in MPEG video compression (also called B Frame ) which saves space by using differences between the current frame and both the preceding and following frames to represent itself. The coding is based on a forward prediction from a previous I or P frame, as well as a backward prediction from a succeeding I or P frameMPEG, GOP, I Frame, P Frame
Behavioral TargetingAdvertizingMethod of ad servicing used by Online publishers and advertisers to increase the effectiveness of their campaings. The method utilizes individuals past web browsing behaviour like pages visited, time spend, links clicked, searches performed etc. to determine  which ads to show during individual next visit to the websiteOmnitureSiteCatalyst, WebTrends
BitrateNetworkingUnit of measurement of bandwidth which indicates how much data is traveling from one place to another on the network. It is usually expressed in kilobits per second (kbps) or megabits per second (Mbps)Compression
broadcast TVTelevisionBroadcast Television (also named Terrestrial Television or over-the-air television OTA) is Television technology covering encoding and formatting standards for the transmission and reception of terrestrial television signals.  Broadcast Television has predominently been analog which is transitioning to Digital in last couple of years. The signal propogation happens over radio waves  (UHF, VHF) through transmitting and receiving antennas and requires a tuner at receiver for viewingOTA, Digital Television, Analog Television
Blu-rayVideo FormatHD Format developed by Sony to enable recording, rewriting, and playback of high definition (HD) video. The format offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25 GB on a single-layer disc and 50 GB on a dual-layer disc.Sony
Base64 EncodingImage EncodingBinary-to-text encoding scheme that represent binary data in an ASCII string format by translating it into a radix-64 representation. The term Base64 originates from a specific MIME content transfer encoding e.g. you convert image information into text (radix-64 representation) and paste it into a document instead of making additional server request to load the image