If you even dabble in making video, you probably recognize terms like VHF, UHF, PAL and NTSC, but have no idea what they mean or why they exist. Maybe you saw a frame rate option of 29.97 but had no idea why such a number existed. What was wrong with a solid 30? Why did critics so harshly criticize Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” for being shown in 48 frames per second? How, and why, did that change the viewing experience? All these questions and more are answered in a short 15 minutes to bring you into the know on why we use the standards and terminologies seen in filmmaking and television today.