Assistant Coach - in a traditional TV or videoconferencing enviroment this role is referred to as that of the switcher.
Coach - the person(s) who leads the participants and delivers the content during an interactive event.
Control Workstation - place within the studio from where the Assistant Coach can preview, switch and send images. Also the "hub" of cables and connectors that send and receive video and audio signals
Far Site/Studio - the location at a distance that you are connecting to during an exchange
FPS - frames per second
ISDN - integrated service digital network, a telecom line
Kbps - thousand bits per second
Mbps - million bits per second
Near Site/Studio - the location you are physically at during an exchange
Omnidrictional Microphone - a micrphone that can pick up sound in a 360 degree radius
PTZ - point, tilt, zoom
RCA, BNC, Composite - types of audio and video cables and connectors (see Cable Glossary in the Tech Guide for further information)
Studio 5B - TPL's home studio for interactive arts exchanges located at the Hennepin Center for Arts in Minneapolis, MN.
T1 - high speed telecom line; 1.544Mbps minimum speed for "Broadband"
TPL - The Performance Lab
Video Input - location of a receiving video signal
Video Output - location of a sending video signal
Videoconferencing - interactive sound a video, usually used for "talking heads," transimission via high speed telecommunication lines
THE PERFORMANCE LAB
528 Hennepin Avenue South, Suite 203 | Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: (651) 224-1555 | Fax: (612) 335-9266 | email@example.com
Alternate Fax: (651) 224-1486 | firstname.lastname@example.org