Definitions for "Matte"
Keywords:  dull, gloss, glossy, shine, luster
A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss.
Designates very a low-lustre, velvety, smooth surface. Also referred to as " frosted " or " Laliqued". Matted transparent beads become translucent.
A matte coating is not shiny like a gloss, but still keeps much of the ink from being absorbed by the paper and provides an excellent print image. Matte stocks can be written on with most pens and pencils, while gloss stocks will often smudge or smear.
A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.
(die) Matte A typical range of products of the smelting process of sulfidic ores if →roasting is an integral part of the →smelting process. Alternating roasting and smelting under reducing atmosphere results in an enrichment of the metal component in the ore. The English terminology is less exact than the German one which differentiates several matte phases with increasing metal contents, until the preliminary endproduct, the black copper or blister copper is produced. Blister copper has a copper contents of 90%. (BACHMANN 2000, S. 133f)
Mixture of copper and iron sulfide produced by the first smelting of the ore.
See mask.
A portion of the screen which is blackened or otherwise covered to change the aspect ratio of an image being presented on a monitor or television screen. A matte is typically applied to the top and bottom of the screen when using the letterbox format in DVD-Video playback.
(also mask): Early filmmakers created in-camera composites by covering part of the lens with a mask while filming, or placing a sheet of glass with a blacked-out area between the camera and the scene, to prevent a portion of the film from being exposed. The cameraman would then rewind the film, and shoot again with the mask removed and the previously exposed area covered, thus combining two images in one shot. In "The Playhouse," (1921), Buster Keaton used this method to put himself on-stage as nine different characters. A stationary matte marks off a static defined area; a travelling matte follows the silhouette of a moving character or object and changes shape from frame to frame.
A key signal extraction where the resulting key signal levels are derived with moderate gain taking into account the nuances of source pictures such as shadows or soft edges (as opposed to Hard Key). It produces a smoother and more natural looking transit.
An opaque outline which limits the exposed area of a picture, either as a cut.out object in front of the camera or as a silhouette on another strip of film.
An area of a video display or motion picture that is covered (usually in black) or omitted in order to create a differently shaped area within the picture frame.
Keywords:  maht, bout, tay, referee, contest
The referee's command to stop a bout temporarily.
stop. Called to end a contest.
Keywords:  halt
Web-based photo / movie / general media management and sharing application geared towards sharing media with friends and family.
Placing a piece of acid free paper behind the photo to accentuate it or act as a buffer between the photo and the page.
A cardboard or paper, ideally of conservation or archival quality, with a cutout window that frames the print and protects it from touching the glass as well as providing an aesthetic element.
A border located just inside the window between the client area and the frame. It is used to create a three-dimensional effect for the frame and window.
A type of template, basically consisting of an irregular shape often meant to be something recognizable, that a Maze is created within.
Keywords:  blend, track, see
See: blend matte, track matte