B&w

See Black and white.

Beta

Use for Betamax.  A 1/2 in. analog videocassette format introduced by Sony in 1975.  It rivaled VHS for home use.  The SMPTE standard designation for this format is type G.

Betacam

A 1/2 in. analog videocassette format using component coding.  Introduced by Sony.  For professional use.  The SMPTE standard designation for this format is type L.

Betacam SP

A 1/2 in. analog videocassette format using component coding on metal particle tape.  For professional use.

Betacam SX

A 1/2 in. digital videocassette format using component coding on metal particle tape.  This is a highly compressed MPEG digital format.  For professional use.

Betamax

See Beta.

Black and white (B&w)

The image is recorded and/or duplicated in shades of gray (monochromatic).  See also Tinted, Tinted and toned, Toned.

Bloopers

Errors made by performers or newscasters on live television.

Blue color separation record

In a two-color separation, the blue color separation is the record of the red light values in a scene recorded on black and white negative film.  In a three-color separation, the blue color separation is the record printed from the yellow color separation negative onto black and white positive film.  The blue color separation may also be printed from three-layer negative film.  See also Color separation, Yellow color separation record.

Body of the entry

That portion of the bibliographic record that begins with the title and ends with the publication, distribution, etc., area.

Broadcast

To transmit sound or images on radio or television, thereby making a work available to an audience.  See also Distribution, Telecast.

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