Newnes Guide to Digital TV

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Newnes, Oct 17, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 304 pages
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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 Committe) - the body that drew up the standards for Digital Television in the U.S.
* Written by an engineer for engineers, technicians and technical staff
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Foundations of television
8
Chapter 3 Digital video and audio coding
50
Chapter 4 Digital signal processing
85
Chapter 5 Video data compression
112
Chapter 6 Audio data compression
139
Chapter 7 Digital audio production
145
Chapter 8 Digital video production
164
Chapter 9 The MPEG multiplex
210
Chapter 10 Broadcasting digital video
225
Chapter 11 Consumer digital technology
240
Chapter 12 The future
270
Index
291
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About the author (2002)

Commercial Director of Miranda Technologies, a global company specialising in television and channel-branding equipment. Worked previously as a senior designer in several of Britain’s top broadcast companies. Previously Richard worked for Pro Bel where he designed the Freeway product series. For this he was cited in Post Update magazine as “one of the twelve disciples of TV design . Richard was also responsible for the stereo enhancement system `Francinstien’ and the ‘OM’ three-dimensional stereo system. Both these systems have been used on many records, tapes and CDs as well as on television and film scores.Richard is author of Multimedia and Virtual Reality, Music Engineering and Newnes Guide to Digital Television.Director, Electric Perception Ltd

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