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5.1-channel format &searchtxt A digital, discrete six channel mix of Left/Center/Right/Left surrond/Right Surround/ Subwoofer mix. 5.1 is not a specific surround format tied to any particular company or codec. However, all the hardware is the same for any 5.1-based system except for the codec. It is planned that CDs, laserdiscs, and DVDs will have an ID flag to let the decoder know which codec was used, enabling decoders to recognize all incoming bitstreams and automatically switch modes and process the incoming signal appropriately. It is a listening platform and hardware concept for a surround loudspeaker system. See DTS, Dolby Digital, HDTV, CDS, LFE.

B-format : A 1" professional video format developed by Bosch. Although generally considered superior to the standard C-format, B-format equipment is used only in a few production and post-production facilities. B-format video masters must be transferred to C-format for broadcast.

C-format : The international standard format for professional 1" videotape equipment. Developed by Sony, and sometimes called S-format after that company’s name. See B-format, Betacam, VHS.

file format : The data in a computer file has a particular order and length. The specification which determines the structure of the file is called the file format and is software- and/or hardware-specific. Files, such as MIDI files, may contain data, instructions to other software programs and/or hardware devices, and/or programs. The file may also contain ECC data, network information, and other non-user overhead data. Some file formats are made publicly available to allow the implementation of plug-ins; others are proprietary to the vendor. The file format usually begins with a file header, followed by data, followed by ECC data, followed by some kind of stop bit, if the file format is variable-length. See AIFF, RIFF, AU, MPEG, MOD, RA, SFI, SMF, SMP, SND, WAV, HFS, ISO 9660, VOC.

format : (1) In vinyl records, the size of the disc and its rpm rating. (2) The physical specifications of a specific film or print, e.g., 35mm, as will as the type of soundtracksound track (optical or magnetic, stereo or mono, with or without NR), whether it is color or b/w. (3) The width of a videotape, and the designation of the electronic system by which it is recorded. (4) In radio and TV, the type of programming featured. (5) Magnetic tape format. For any tape recorder or recorded tape, the number of tracks, their width and position with respect to the tape, and the overall width of the tape itself. Tape speed is not always included, e.g., 8-track 1" and 24-track. This is usually called track format. (6) See file format.

Sound Resource Format : A Macintosh file format, usually abbreviated SND, which tends to be used for small, short sound effects, such as beeps and clicks. They were originally used for system sounds. AIFF and QuickTime formats are more commonly used to record narration or music, especially on larger files.

S-format : See C-format.

DV format : DV is the DAT of video, except that unlike DAT, it has become a popular consumer format. These Tapes use 6mm tape in a compact package. The video is compressed by 5 to 1 – the same ratio as minidisk. DV looks fantastic compared to analog domestic formats like VHS. DV is good enough to broadcast, but it would be better used for documentaries rather than professional television programming. It can also be used for anything where the message is more important than the medium. With a good lens and lots of light, DV can give professional video formats a scare.

RMF Rich Music Format A type of midi file developed by Beatnik, inc., designed to be played back with its Beatnik Player. Player incorporates a custom sound set and allows for additional sounds to be embedded in the file, enabling greater control over layback than you have with the gm specification alone.

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