Glossary of Film and Electronic Media Terms

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Y/C Refers to the separate processing of the luminance (Y) and chrominance (C) video signals.

Y; Y-signal The luminance or brightness part of a video signal

Y-adapter  An audio connector which combines two signals or splits one signal into two.

Y-axis The vertical line on a graph or chart, usually containing the values for data points.

Y/C / S  Method of transmitting color video over two conductors, one carrying luminance (Y) and the other carrying color (C) information.

yagi  A specific design for an outdoor TV antenna.

yo-yo shots Repeated zooming in and out on subjects. An annoying effect associated with amateur productions.

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