Shutter

In photography and digital photography applications, the shutter is the device on the camera that opens and closes to control how long the focal plane is exposed to light. On a video camera there is no physical shutter, instead the camera s CCD samples light for an appropriate length of time, and then shuts off.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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