Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu


  • Ying LiEmail author
  • Xiang Fu
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1017


Image sequence; Moving image; Multimedia; Rich media


Video, which means “I see” in Latin, is an electronic representation of a sequence of images or frames, put together to simulate motion and interactivity. From the producer’s perspective, a video delivers information created from the recording of real events to be processed simultaneously by a viewer’s eyes and ears. For most of time, a video also contains other forms of media such as text or audio.

Video is also referred to as a storage format for moving pictures as compared to text, image, audio, graphics, and animation.

Historical Background

Video technology was first developed for television systems, but it has been further developed in many formats to allow different consumers for video recordings. Generally speaking, there are two main types of video: analog video and digital video. Analog videos are usually recorded as PAL (Phase Alternating Line) or NTSC (National Television System Committee) electric...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cognitive People SolutionsIBM Human ResourcesArmonkUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA