Glossary of Film and Electronic Media Terms

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jack A female electrical connection typically a phone-plug receptacle. Also, a brace for scenery.

jog The slow, frame-by-frame viewing of a videotape, generally to make edit decisions.

joystick A hand-operated control which can be moved in any of four directions (sometimes even vertically) to control various computer operations.

judder A motion artifact consisting of dim multiple images generally associated with standards conversion.

jump cut Generally an inappropriate edit between two scenes which, for any number of reasons, keeps the segments from flowing together smoothly and unobtrusively

juxtaposition Act  of putting together things close together or side by side.

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