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channel

(Avenue), noun arrangement, conduit, course, duct, expedient, facility, forum, instrument, means, medium, method, mode, outlet, passage, path, procedure, process, scheme, set up, strategy, tool, way

channel

(Navigable water), noun body of water, canal, gully, moat, navigable river, navigable stream, stream, trench, trough, water, waterway
Associated concepts: navigable waters of the United States, Navigation Acts
See also: avenue, facility, forum, instrument, instrumentality, medium, outlet, tool
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In addition to the unique process of compression by the PVRTC format, it also supports RGBA (alpha channel supported) for both the 2-bpp (2 bits per pixel) and 4-bpp (4 bits per pixel) options.
The book's illustrations are reproduced as high-quality, black-and-white photos (many shown with accompanying Photoshop settings as screen grabs or on-screen menus); and readers will become familiar with terms such as "stochastic patterns," "diffusion dither bitmaps," "Icefields images," and "Alpha channel masks."
The sample blends the alpha channel the same for both over- and under-blending; they both simply scale the destination alpha by the pixel shader alpha.
(The AVC/H.264 specification allows for an alpha channel, but I have yet to see any encoder or decoder support it.) Web shops producing kiosk displays for video demos are more likely to be affected by Adobe's decision to remove FLV export.