frame buffer

<hardware> Part of a video system in which an image is stored, pixel by pixel and which is used to refresh a raster image. The term "video memory" suggests a fairly static display whereas a frame buffer holds one frame from a sequence of frames forming a moving image.

Frame buffers are found in frame grabbers and time base correction systems, for example.

Last updated: 1997-10-03

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fragmentation « FRAM « frame « frame buffer » Frame Check Sequence » frame grabber » FrameKit