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    Real time/live

    1. You are watching a live report.
    2. You are watching a real-time report.

    Do they actually mean the same?
    If I make any mistakes in English, please let me know! Please! Thank you!

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    Re: Real time/live

    In media, live means "happening right now". I understand "real time" to mean "unedited" in this context. Live broadcasts are inherently realtime, but real time content isn't necessarily live.

    I may be wrong about this.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Real time/live

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In media, live means "happening right now". I understand "real time" to mean "unedited" in this context. Live broadcasts are inherently realtime, but real time content isn't necessarily live.

    I may be wrong about this.
    Yes, I have the same idea.

    real time just means that there is a 1:1 temporal relationship between the time in the world of the medium and time in the real world. So if a movie is set in real time, one minute of movie time is equivalent to one minute in the world of the viewer. Of course, the movie is not set in present time.

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    Re: Real time/live

    Quote Originally Posted by Maybo View Post
    1. You are watching a live report.
    2. You are watching a real-time report.

    Do they actually mean the same? In that context 'yes'.
    The expression/term "real-time" originates from the early days of data processing and Real-Time Computers within which information/data was processed as it occurred.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 13-Feb-2020 at 21:42. Reason: Fixed quote box

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