Back in the late 80’s the digital transition grabbing the attention of engineers was in the broadcast business…no, in the post-production equipment business…no, it was in the potential of both…actually, memory was still expensive and processing power was still locked by unreleased new versions of the Motorola 68000 and other chips which drove everyone’s imagination with expectations of clever glued matrixes of parallel’d A/V ideas…most all failed as the latest versions didn’t arrive until too late – well, not too late for those companies who bought the dreamer companies for pennies on the dollar.
Notwithstanding that tangent, it was interesting times with new names and acronyms and uses for ideas – and the clever folks at Quantel issued their first industry glossary. It got better and better with each edition. The latest is the 20th Edition, released in 2015…and available at this link: Quantel Digital Factbook
There are plenty of other Glossaries at the DCinemaTools Glossary page.
Technicolor has started on the road to a new glossary named the Next Gen Premium Entertainment Experiences, which sounds like something that should be given out by the Event Cinema Association. Instead, it is pages of explanations of better bits. Click on the title.