Updated: 04/30/2020 by Computer Hope

Burst may refer to any of the following:

Burst photo

1. In photography, burst is a camera setting that allows a photographer to take multiple photos with a single button press. This function allows multiple images to be captured in a short time frame. Bursts are captured similarly to digital video, but each frame is stored as an individual image file on the device, grouped with others taken during the same burst.

Bursts are used for capturing quick movements, making it common in sports or nature photography. They allow the photographer to have multiple options when only one movement is captured. They can also be used for artistic purposes, allowing for multiple frames to be combined into a single image to display the entire range of the subject's motion.

2. In computer science, a burst is a block of data transmitted all at once. For example, a computer may wait for a buffer to become full of data before bursting the data to another location.

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