Video jargon can quickly get complicated, and can seem even worse to stills photographers who’ve learned a whole lexicon of photography concepts and terms and now have to do the same with the very different world of video. But the video basics are comparatively simple and easily learned, and the rest can follow from that. […]
Progressive video is captured a full frame at a time, as opposed to 'interlaced' video where odd and even 'fields' are quickly alternated (interlaced) during playback. A lower case 'p' after the resolution or frame rate of video capture indicates progressive video.