Definition

A measure of an aggregate of the fine details available on-screen during playback.

The term "definition" refers to a measure of an aggregate of the fine details available on-screen during playback. The higher the image definition, the greater the number of details that can be discerned. During video recording and subsequent playback, several factors can conspire to cause a loss of definition. Among these are the limited frequency response of magnetic tapes and signal losses associated with electronic circuitry employed in the recording process. These losses occur because fine details appear in the highest frequency region of a video signal and this portion is usually the first casualty of signal degradation. Each additional generation of videotape results in fewer and fewer fine details as losses are accumulated.

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