Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Sampling may refer to any of the following:

1. Sampling is a step used in converting an analog signal to a digital signal.

2. With a video or moving image, sampling is the process of taking multiple still images and combining and playing those images at a high rate of speed causing those images to be animated.

3. When referring to audio, sampling refers to the process of taking a segment of a sound and playing it at a high rate of speed, causing a continuous sound.

ADPCM, Sampling rate, Sound terms, Video terms