HDV A format for recording high-definition video on DV tape. HDV uses MPEG-2 video compression with 8-bit samples and 4:2:0 chroma subsampling. HDV has a video bit rate of 18.3 Mbps for 720p (1280 x 720) and a bit rate of 25 Mbps for 1080i (1440 x 1080). high-definition (HD) Refers to any video with a higher resolution than standard-definition NTSC or PAL video. The most common high-definition resolutions are 1280 x 720 (720p) and 1920 x 1080 (1080i or 1080p). See also NTSC format, PAL format, standard-definition (SD). Histogram A video scope in Final Cut Pro that provides a statistical analysis of the image by graphing the number of pixels at each percentage of luma or color. It’s useful for comparing two clips in order to match their brightness values more closely. hue An attribute of color perception, also known as color phase. Red, blue, yellow, and green are all hues. import The process of bringing media files of various types into events in Final Cut Pro. You can import files from connected camcorders and other devices, other applications, or connected storage devices. IMX A standard-definition (SD), all-I-frame MPEG-2 format stored on tape, XDCAM optical disc, or disk drive. Some IMX decks can play back and convert formats such as Digital Betacam, Betacam SX, and Betacam SP to IMX. The data rate of IMX can be set to 30, 40, or 50 Mbps. incoming clip The clip to which a transition segues. For example, if Clip A dissolves to Clip B, Clip B is the incoming clip. See also outgoing clip. Info inspector The Info inspector displays information (called metadata) about a clip or group of clips selected in either the Event Browser or the Timeline. You can display different combinations of metadata with your clips, such as codecs, media start and end times, reel, scene, take, EXIF information, and IPTC information. You can also use the Info inspector to change the metadata for a selected clip or group of clips, and you can create custom sets of metadata for display using the Metadata Views window, accessed from the Info inspector. In point See edit point. insert edit An insert edit places the source clip so that all clips after the insertion point are moved forward (or rippled) in the Timeline to make room for the clip being added. No clips are removed from your project. An insert edit makes the project longer by the duration of the inserted clip. inspectors Final Cut Pro provides a number of inspectors you can use to view and change the attributes of selected items. For example, you can adjust video effects and apply color corrections in the Video inspector. Other inspectors include the Audio, Audio Enhancements, Info, Transition, Title, Text, Generator, and Sharing inspectors. The inspectors appear in the Inspector pane in the upper-right corner of the Final Cut Pro main window. interlaced video A scanning method that divides a video frame into two fields, each consisting of alternating odd and even lines that are scanned at different times. IRE An analog video signal unit of measurement for luma, established by the Institute of Radio Engineers. J-cut See split edit. job Each media file added to a batch in Compressor is a job. Each job has one media file and one or more settings that define the type of file to render. See also batch.