A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-engineers

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 314 pages
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Important Updates!
This third edition has been reorganized and updated throughout. It encompasses new standards and identifies and explains emerging digital technologies currently revolutionizing the industry. Additions include:

Broadcast Basics - first principles for those who really are starting from scratch
ATSC PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) and Data Broadcasting
More information on ATSC digital television standards and implementation
Current TV studio operations - HD and SD systems, video servers, non-linear editing, electronic news rooms, closed captioning, and compressed bitstreams
Station and network arrangements, centralcasting, and multicasting
IBOC digital HD radio and methods for implementation
Current radio studio operations - digital audio workstations, program automation, and voice tracking
and much more!

* Learn from industry expert Graham Jones of the National Association of Broadcasters--the most trusted name in broadcast
* Covers television and radio, analog and digital
* Packed with jargon-busters
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
1
BROADCASTING BASICS
3
STUDIOS AND PRODUCTION FACILITIES
75
TRANSMISSION STANDARDS AND SYSTEMS
201
Index
295
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About the author (2005)

Graham Jones has more than 35 years experience in the broadcast industry. With NAB he works on advanced television issues, technical standards, education and training. He is a member of both ATSC and SMPTE engineering committees. Previously he was Engineering Director for the Harris/PBS DTV Express - the educational road show that introduced DTV to many U.S. broadcasters. He started his career with the BBC in London, and has worked as a consultant to broadcasters in many parts of the world. He holds a degree in physics, is a chartered electrical engineer, and is a member of the IEE, SMPTE, SBE and the Royal Television Society. In 2004 he received the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award from the Advanced Television Systems Committee.

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