Blu-ray Disc Demystified

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 3, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 432 pages
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The Latest Tips and Techniques for Getting the Maximum from Blu-ray Technology

Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides the most current information and applications available for this popular high-definition optical disc format. Written by a team of experts with a wide range of experience in DVD and high-definition production, this thorough, skill-building guide details Blu-ray's many features, formats, and applications.

Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides exhaustive coverage of the multitude of production and authoring processes, while explaining how the standard and high-definition DVD specifications dovetail and/or clash with related digital media standards. The authors also provide detailed descriptions of Blu-ray's strengths, as well as frank assessments of its weaknesses and common traps that often ensnare new users. Blu-ray Disc Demystified is the most comprehensive and practical guide available for navigating the numerous challenges, changes, and opportunities associated with Blu-ray technology.

Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides:

  • Detailed overview of Blu-ray technology
  • In-depth coverage of formats, features, and applications
  • The latest news on content protection
  • Tips on using Blu-ray in the home, office, and school
  • The facts behind the myths surrounding Blu-ray
  • Essential information regarding production
  • Interaction paradigms
  • Honest assessments of Blu-ray's pitfalls
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Development of Bluray Disc
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Chapter 2 Technology Primer
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Chapter 3 Features
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Chapter 4 Content Protection Licensing and Patents
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Chapter 5 Physical Disc Formats
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Chapter 6 Application Details
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Chapter 7 Players
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Chapter 8 Myths
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Chapter 11 Use in Business and Education
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Chapter 12 Production Essentials
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Chapter 13 Bluray and Beyond
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Appendix A About the Disc
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Appendix B Reference Data
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Appendix C Related Standards and Specifications
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Appendix D References and Information Sources
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Glossary
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Chapter 9 Whats Wrong with Bluray Disc
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Chapter 10 Interactivity
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Index
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About the author (2008)

Jim Taylor is senior vice president and general manager of the Advanced Technology Group at Sonic Solutions.

Charles G. Crawford is co-founder of Television Production Services, Inc.

Chirsten M. Armbrust is director of research and development at Technicolor

Michael Zink is director of advanced technology at Technicolor.

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