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Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in the Certified Operator Exams

(Note: file format abbreviations, such as PDF, JPG, WAV, etc., are not listed)

AC/DC Alternating Current/Direct Current
AES/EBU Audio Engineering Society/European Broadcasting Union
ASC Animation Store Creator
BKGD Background
BNC Bayonet Neill-Concelman
CDN Content Delivery Network
CS Control Surface
DDR Digital Disk Recorder
DSK Down Stream Key
DV Digital Video
DVD Digital Video Disc
DVI Digital Visual Interface
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAT32 File Allocation Table (32-bit)
FTB Fade To Black
FX Effects
GPI General Purpose Interface
HD/SD High Definition/Standard Definition
HDMI High Definition Multimedia Interface
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
ID Identification
I-MAG Image Magnification (projector)
IP Internet Protocol
IRE Institute of Radio Engineers
iVGA Internet Video Graphics Array
LAN Local Area Network
LC-11 Live Control (control surface)
M/E Mix Effects Bus
Mbps Megabits Per Second
NTSC National Television Standards Committee
NTSF New Technology File System
PA Production Assistant
PAL Phase Alternating Line
QR Code Quick Response Code
RCA Radio Corporation of America
RGB Red, Green, Blue
SDI Serial Digital Interface
S/PDF Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format
TD Technical Director
UPS Universal Power Source
USB Universal Serial Bus
VGA (XGA, SXGA, WXGA) Variants of the Video Graphics Array standard
VPN Virtual Private Network
VSE Virtual Set Editor
VU Volume Unit
Y/C Another name for the S-video standard
YUV Another name for the YCbCr color space