This video glossary covers the terminology and defines the meaning of common video terms related to cameras, codecs, lighting, film set lingo, post-production workflows, and everything else you ever wanted to know about film and video production.
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A zoom shot refers to any camera shot that includes an optical or digital zoom to change the focal length of the lens to create the illusion of camera movement. This is opposed to other kinds of camera movements where the camera itself is moving closer or away from a subject, like with a push in or dolly out. If the lens is zooming in or out on a given take, it can be considered a zoom shot.
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