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Meaning of FLICKER

Pronunciation:  'flikur

Matching Terms:  flickering, flickeringly, flickermouse, flickertail

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 Definition: A strobing picture artifact, similar to an old-time movie effect, mainly related to vertical syncs and video field display rates. Some flicker normally exists due to interlacing, but is more apparent in 50 Hz systems (PAL) and when converting film (24 fps) to video (30 fps). Flicker may also be a problem when static computer images are transferred to video.
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