An Introduction to Video Measurement

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Focal Press, 2001 - Audio-visual equipment - 203 pages
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What do we measure and why? Peter Hodges sets out in approachable language and with clear illustrations, the answers to this question. New entrants to the video industry, as well as those already established, will find this a uniquely readable guide to the basics of a complex subject.

The essence of 'measurement' is to make sure that all the parts fit. In video this means making sure the picture fits the system, or conversely, the system can handle the picture.

The second edition brings this text into the digital age, while recognising that an understanding of analogue video is still essential. New sections include digital video, digital measurement techniques, LCD displays, colour and compression.

Peter Hodges FBIPP, FRPS, IEng, has worked for many years in the television, film and photographic industries. He promotes the concept of teaching video engineering from its
visual base, a technique of particular value to the less technically minded. He worked for many years at BBC Pebble Mill in engineering, lighting, and special effects, and is the author of The Video Camera Operator's Handbook, also published by Focal Press.

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