Definition of genlock in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjenläk/


A device for maintaining synchronization between two different video signals, or between a video signal and a computer or audio signal, enabling video images and computer graphics to be mixed.


[no object]
Maintain synchronization between two signals using the genlock technique.
Example sentences
  • Designed for system integration, the card provides high-quality computer to video conversion plus the ability to genlock and overlay onto an existing video signal.
  • Did you find a way thanks to the VXP so that genlocking always works, even if the Faroudja is active?
  • It is also a good idea to practice time code and genlocking in order to verify that all your video cables and connectors are good and the cameras genlock properly.


1960s: from generator + the verb lock1.

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Syllabification: gen·lock

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