Flash Frame definition

The term flash frame may refer to a single frame that is totally blank between two shots.  Flash frame happens if the camera is stopped while its gate is open which permits for an extended amount of exposure time on a particular single frame.  Sometimes flash frames can be useful in the editing room if used between shots; it allows a person to easily know when a shot ends and another begins.  The term may also refer to the first couple overexposed frames at the start or end of a shot as a result of the camera requiring more time to get up to speed.