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

Quantization – the assignment of a series of discrete numerical values to an analog waveform.

Quantization error – the difference between an actual analog value and the number representing the analog value. Quantization error introduces noise and distortion into digital audio.

Quantization word length – the number of bits created by an A/D converter at each sample point. For instance, compact discs (CD) record quantization words at 16 bits in length.

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