An open standard for formatting music that works as one
of many layers within MPG4 (see below).
Automatic Bandwidth Control
Abbreviation for alternating current. An electric current
that reverses its direction at regularly recurring intervals
Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line. A means of delivering
high communication speeds over existing copper phone lines.
Unlike a regular dial up Internet service, ADSL is always
switched on. This means you are permanently connected
to the web
Anti-Glare Anti-Reflection Anti-Static. A coating which
actively suppresses reflected light
A battery capacity rating that equals the achievable product
of the current drain and the time duration of that drain.
The greater the AH rating, the longer the operating battery
Advanced Monitor Deflection Control. Circuit that allows
fast, stable switching between the various resoltions
and timing modes of a monitor without disturbing transient
ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Lumens -
Standard for measuring light output or brightness
APS is a recent development and offers more variety in
the type of shots you can take. APS cameras are usually
smaller than their 35mm counterparts and are much easier
to load film into.
Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding. A compression system
designed to enable storage of large amounts of audio information
with marginal loss of quality.
Sony's proprietary format for music, only works on their