BAYONET MOUNT A means of quickly attaching
or removing a lens or falter by turning through only
part of a revolution.
BIOGRAPHY A sketch of a persons naval career,
normally written for command and flag officers
BLUELINE A replica of a newspaper in reverse;
compatible to a blueprint.
BLUEPRINT The layout sheets of a newspaper on
which a detailed plan or sketch shows the
arrangement of art, heads and copy. The blueprint
guides the compositor in making up the actual
BOARD FADE In radio and television, the act of
turning the master audio pot or appropriate video
controller to its full off position. Used in emergency
BODY The main part of a story that supports the lead
and the bridge (if applicable) by telling the full story
BORDER An ornamental or finishing rule used
around the edge of printed matter.
BORDER AREA In television, the portion of a
graphic that helps prevent damage, eases handling,
compensates for improperly framed shots and
serves as a bleed-off area for overscanned television
BOX An enclosure of rules or border used around a
headline or story to give a more prominent display.
BRIDGE In newswriting, a connecting sentence or
paragraph between the lead and the body of a stay.
BULK FILM CHAMBER A long-length roll film
magazine designed to handle enough film for 250
or more exposures.
BURNING IN See DODGING.
C/MC Command Master Chief.
CABLE RELEASE A device consisting of a stiff
wire encased in an outer flexible covering designed
to trip a camera shutter without touching the camera
itself. One end is threaded to fit the shutter, and the
other has a thumb-operated plunger.
CAMCORDER An electronic news gathering
(ENG) camera that combines a camera, video
cassette recorder and microphone in one unit.
CAMEL HAIR BRUSH A term used to define any
brush with superfine, soil bristles used for dusting
lenses and front surface mirrors.
CAMERA A lighttight chamber, usually fitted with a
lens, through which the image of an object is
recorded on a light-sensitive material.
CAMERA, CONVERTIBLE An electronic news
gathering (ENG) camera that maybe converted for
use in a television studio.
CAMERA, ENG A television camera powered by
batteries and used for electronic news gathering
(ENG) news assignments.
CAMERA, STUDIO A television camera mounted
on a pedestal that allows the camera operator to
wheel it to different locations easily during shot
CAMERA OPERATOR In television, a member of
the studio production team who operates the studio
camera according to the instructions of the director.
CAPTION A small headline or display line
sometimes used with a cutline. (NOTE: The word
caption also is used as a synonym for the word
CARD, CHROMA KEY In television, a visual
created when the image from one video source is
inserted into the picture of another video source.
CARD, COMBINATION TITLE In television, a
visual consisting of lettering against pictorial
information (either artwork or photography). The
lettering may be either on the card itself or on an
CARD, PLAIN TITLE In television, a visual
consisting of printed lettering (without any pictorial
background), such as the title of the show and the
name of the performers and producer.
CARD, STUDIO In television, a visual consisting of
a mounted photograph or illustration, sometimes
accompanied by words.
CARD, SUPER/KEY In television, a visual created
when the lettering of a card is superimposed
electronically over another background (or over
another picture) from another camera.
CARET A character (A) used to denote where
corrections are to be inserted in copy.
CART See CARTRIDGE.