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auto-assembly : In on-line editing, the process by which the edit-programmer produces the edited video master tape according to the instructions on the EDL, without human intervention. This is only possible where footage is consistently lit and exposed.

auto-correct : See quantization.

auto-input : One of the electronic operating modes of a multitrack recorder. When auto-input is selected, all channels will remain in sel-sync playback mode until the machine is placed in record mode. Any channels that are in "ready " status will then begin recording and will automatically pass their input signals direct to their outputs. When recording is stopped, these channels return to sel-sync playback mode. Also called stand-by mode.

autolocator : A device for controlling the transport system of a tape recorder, allowing timecodetime code referencing such as SMPTE. Usually a number of locate points can be stored by the device. Some sequencers have an autolocate facility. Also called zero locate.

Automatic Volume Control /: See AVC.

automation : A system where manual control of a process is replaced or enhanced by computer control, such as mixing desk automation where faders, mutes, and equalization can be controlled in part or in whole by a computer. In write mode, the automation system produces a continuous record of all the actual fader settings and adjustments made by the engineer during a mix. Most systems allow changes on replay, while remembering and recreating previous manipulations of other tracks. The level changes are recorded and recreated by VCAs in each input module of the console. The VCA-produced data can be recorded directly onto a track of the multitrack tape, giving a continuous record of all mixdown fader settings. Or, the VCA outputs can be recorded onto a separate disk. In the latter system, alignment of the fader data with the multitrack master tape is achieve by referring to a common SMPTE timecodetime code recorded on the tape and disk systems. See mute mode, mute-write, null-point, read mode, snapshot automation, update mode, write mode.

autopanner : A device for processing a signal so that it can be made to appear at various positions in a stereo image via a remote control or MIDI commands.

snapshot automation : A form of MIDI-controlled mixing automation in which the controlling device records the instantaneous settings (the snapshot) for all levels and panpots, and recalls these settings on cue.

Autostore : Benefits the long distance driver by scanning the waveband in the area of travel and automatically storing five or six strongest station in order of signal strength.

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