Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
A circuit that combines the primary red, green and blue signals into a composite video signal.
a program used to convert from one signal or codec to another
Video Essentials Glossary of Terms
A process or device by which or in which a signal is encoded for transmission or storage, then decoded for playback. As a process it is the algorithm that handles the compression and decompression of video or audio files. As a device it could be a box or computer card that accomplishes the encode/decode process.
Encoder Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
An encoder is a device, circuit, transducer, software program, algorithm or person that converts information from one format or code to another, for the purposes of standardization, speed, secrecy, security or compressions.