Glossary

Glossary

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ZAPPIN
Our new Sony WALKMAN® ZAPPIN technology intelligently helps you find your favourite tracks by playing the chorus to each song as you skip through. At the touch of a button, you can find whatever song or album you’re looking for. Whether in the gym or on the move, you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to hear your favourite music.
Zebra Pattern
A facility featured in top-end digital camcorders. If the brightness and exposure exceed a certain level, the viewfinder display shows diagonal stripes (a zebra pattern). This feature is a useful guide for adjusting the aperture, gain and shutter speed.
Zero Memory
This makes it possible to "drop in" and insert new takes exactly, deleting any previous takes on the tape section.
Zero Set Memory
Function used in video insert editing. By marking the ending point with Zero Set Memory, you ensure that the insert recording stops automatically at that point.
Zone Panel Alignment
Zone Panel Alignment compensates for gaps in colour management. Moving the SXRD™ panels in your home cinema projector improves alignment and the Zone option lets you tweak red and blue anomalies all around the screen in 0.1 pixel steps. The result is a sharper, crisper picture.
Zone x Zone
Dual zone function of MEX head unit, front seat passengers can choose between their favourite radio stations or CD tracks while back seat passengers can simultaneously enjoy DVD movies.
Zoom
Allows the user to frame a shot or to close-up on a subject while filming to create a special visual effect. This is a continuously variable function and achieved by changing the focal length of the lens. Zoom speed is controlled.
Zoom Mode
Zoom Mode adjusts 4:3 films vertically and horizontally to fit a 16:9 screen.
Zoomed Video Support
Enables the PC card to send video data direct to the graphics card without going through the processor or main memory.
Zoomed Video Support
Enables the PC card to send video data direct to the graphics card without going through the processor or the main memory.