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Telecine
A device for rapidly converting motion picture film into a video format. Some newer telecine devices will convert to HDTV resolutions as well. A telecine device is much faster than a film scanner, but will produce lower-quality results.

Time Code
An electronic indexing method used with video tapes. Time code is measured in hours, minutes, seconds, and frames.

Tracking
The process of selecting a particular region of an image and determining that region’s movement over time.

Translation
A geometric transformation that refers only to a change in position, without a change in scale or rotation.

Translucent
A term that refers to something that is partially transparent; usually implies some additional image distortion, such as blurring.

Transparent
The characteristic of an image that allows other images that are behind it to still be partially visible. Transparent is the opposite of opaque.

Travelling Matte
Any matte that changes over time, as opposed to a static matte.