KudoZ home » French to English » Tech/Engineering

Zébra

English translation: zebra

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
French term or phrase:Zébra
English translation:zebra
Entered by: Krokodil
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

02:29 Jul 25, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: Zébra
Last question on glass tempering:
Déformation optique (Zébra): Permet d'ajuster le temps de chauffe et de révéler les anomalies de planéité.
I don't know whether this some kind of brand name of a measuring device or whether there's any other hidden meaning.
Any ideas, anyone?
Krokodil
Germany
Local time: 11:51
zebra
Explanation:
this is a method used for measuring curvature.

I found several descriptions and references to this method through a google search:

Selected response from:

jgal
Local time: 11:51
Grading comment
I think I'll leave it as "zebra" despite the reference to interferometry. I only took on this thing to help out in a tough situation (I'm hardly an expert in this field) and if there are any problems on the part of the client with "zebra", then - tough luck!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
na +1zebra
jgal
nainterferometry test ?
Tony M
na -1zebra pattern
Parrot


  

Answers


10 mins peer agreement (net): +1
zebra


Explanation:
this is a method used for measuring curvature.

I found several descriptions and references to this method through a google search:




    Reference: http://www.mfa.kfki.hu/~riesz/pdf/pss2000.pdf
jgal
Local time: 11:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 897
Grading comment
I think I'll leave it as "zebra" despite the reference to interferometry. I only took on this thing to help out in a tough situation (I'm hardly an expert in this field) and if there are any problems on the part of the client with "zebra", then - tough luck!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Alexandra Hague: I found the same links
2 mins
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

29 mins peer agreement (net): -1
zebra pattern


Explanation:
French definition: Zébra
Mode (d'avertissement) n'apparaissant que dans l'image du viseur caméra, En mode zébra, les régions de hautes lumières (surexposées) de la scène dépassant la valeur légale la valeur maximale allouée à la crête des blancs) sont hachurées ou " zébrées (d'où l'appellation de la fonction), Une séquence (zébrée), s'enregistre à peu près normalement (d'autant que es trop fortes lumières sont automatiquement écrêtées par le CAG), mais on sait d'avance que ces régions de l'image seront complètement blanches et sans aucun détail à la restitution sur écran à l'opérateur (ou à l'ingénieur vision recevant l'image de visée par le CCU) de décider si ce défaut est acceptable ou pas.

English glossary on:
www.tvcameramen.com/equipment/equipment01.htm

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 11:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Tony M: no, this term is specifically to do with exposure indication in video cameras; I don't think it applies here
2 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

2 hrs
interferometry test ?


Explanation:
Not familiar with this industry, but I suspect one would use a test involving interferometry (using the reflected surface to generate interference patterns or fringes) as a way of revealing surface irregularities

Just a thought, perhaps someone more highly qualified can illuminate?

I'm quite sure that the video camera zebra pattern answer is WRONG --- that IS my field! Unless the checking instrument consists of a video camera that is set to produce over-exposed highlights when the surface is non-planar; but I think that a bit far-fetched, myself!

Tony M
France
Local time: 11:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 14157
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search