Definition of genlock in English:

genlock

noun

trademark
  • 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.

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • Maintain synchronization between two signals using the genlock technique.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Did you find a way thanks to the VXP so that genlocking always works, even if the Faroudja is active?’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

1960s: from generator + the verb lock.

Pronunciation:

genlock

/ˈjenläk/