Newnes guide to digital TV

Other titles
  • Guide to digital TV
  • Newnes guide to digital television
  • Digital tv.
Edition
  • 2nd ed.
Published
  • Oxford ; Boston : Newnes 2003
Physical description
1 online resource (311 p.)
ISBN
  • 1-281-07734-8
  • 9786611077341
  • 0-08-051273-9
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2007. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF reader (latest version recommended); Internet Explorer or other browser (latest version recommended). Title from title screen (viewed on July 25, 2007).
  • Previous ed.: 2000.
  • Copyright: Copyright and#169: Elsevier Science and Technology ; 2002
  • Copyright: Copyright: Elsevier Science & Technology ; 2002
  • Copyright: Copyright &#169: Elsevier Science & Technology ; 2002
  • English
  • ScienceDirect eBook
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • Front Cover; Newnes Guide to Digital TV; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Chapter 1. Introduction; Digital television; Why digital?; More channels; Wide-screen pictures; 'Cinema' sound; Associated services; Conditional access; Transmission techniques; Receiver technology; The future...; Chapter 2. Foundations of television; A brief history of television; The physics of light; Physiology of the eye; Psychology of vision - colour perception; The physics of sound; Physiology of the ear; Psychology of hearing; Film and television
  • Television signalsColour television; Vestigial sideband modulation; Audio for television; Recording television signals; Timecode; Teletext TM; Analogue high definition television; 1125/60 and 1250/50 HDTV systems; 625-1ine television wide screen signalling; Telecine and 'pulldown'; Chapter 3. Digital video and audio coding; Digital fundamentals; Digital video interfaces; Digital audio interfaces; Serial multi-channel audio digital interface (MADI); Embedded audio in video interface; Error detection and handling (EDH); Chapter 4. Digital signal processing; Introduction; Digital manipulation
  • Digital filteringDigital image processing; Fourier transform; 2-D Fourier transforms; More about digital filtering and signal processing; Digital frequency domain analysis - the z-transform; Problems with digital signal processing; Chapter 5. Video data compression; Basic concepts; Entropy, redundancy and artefacts; Lossless compression; De-correlation; Lossless DPCM and lossy DPCM; Frame differences and motion compensation; Fourier transform-based methods of compression; Transform coding; A practical mix; JPEG; Motion JPEG (MJPEG); MPEG; DV, DVCAM and DVCPRO
  • Chapter 6. Audio data compressionCompression based on logarithmic representation; NICAM; Psychoacoustic masking systems; Dolby AC-3; Chapter 7. Digital audio production; Digital line-up levels and metering; Standard operating levels and line-up tones; Switching and combining audio signals; Digital audio consoles; Digital tape machines; Digital audio workstations; Audio file formats; Surround-sound formats; Chapter 8. Digital video production; Switching and combining video signals; Digital video effects; Off-line editing; Computer video standards
  • Vector and bitmap graphics - what's the difference?Graphic file formats; Computer generated images (CGI) and animation; 2D systems; 3D graphics and animation; Hard disk technology; Hard drive interface standards; RAID; Media server; Open media framework; Virtual sets; The master control room; Automation; Editing and switching of MPEG-II bitstreams; Chapter 9. The MPEG multiplex; A 'packetized' interface; Deriving the MPEG-II multiplex; Conditional access; Channel coding; Standard electrical interfaces for the MPEG-II transport stream; Chapter 10. Broadcasting digital video; Digital modulation
  • Quadrature amplitude modulation
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Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
  • UK eLD e-books
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • The second edition has been updated with all the key developments of the past three years, and includes new and expanded sections on digital video interfaces, DSP, DVD, video servers, automation systems, HDTV, 8-VSB modulation and the ATSC system.Richard Brice has worked as a senior design engineer in several of Europe's top broadcast equipment companies and has his own music production company.* A uniquely concise and readable guide to the technology of digital television* New edition includes more information on HDTV (high definition) and ATSC (Advanced Television Systems

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