The name, coined by Quantel, given to solid-state video storage, usually built with DRAMs. Technically it implies storage of one complete frame or picture, but the term is also used more generically to encompass the storage of a few lines to many frames. With large DRAM capacities available, framestores may hold many frames or a whole video clip, they are widely used to enhance equipment performance by providing instant access to video material.

See also: DRAM