Video Terminology Glossary K:
Video, Filmmaking and Multimedia Words and Terms


Kilobit (k) – 1000 bits.

Kilobyte (K or KB) – 1024 bytes.

Kilohertz (kHz) – 1000 cycles per second.

Kinescope – 1. (Process) the recording of a television program or motion picture directly through a lens focused on the screen of the video monitor. This was the only way to preserve live television broadcasts prior to 1956 when videotape was introduced. 2. (Equipment) a 16mm or 35mm movie camera mounted in front of a video monitor and synchronized to the monitor scanning rate so that the picture on the monitor could be recorded by the kinescope process. 3. The term kinescope originally referred to the cathode ray tubes used in early television cameras. This use was pioneered by RCA engineer Vladimir K. Zworykin in the late 1920s.


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