DTV: The Revolution in Electronic Imaging, Page 4

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McGraw-Hill, 1998 - Digital television - 528 pages
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Is digital television TV on a computer ... or computing on a TV? This guide details the new standards encompassed by DTV, which is merging telecommunications, broadcasting, and computers into a video information vehicle that will revolutionize television.

Broadcast and video engineers will find tools for participating in the DTV revolution, along with examples of typical uses of the technology. Emphasis on the "Grand Alliance" addresses the standardization process that's combining the strong points of each digital system into one common imaging system. Coverage includes transmission and reception hardware ... operating principles of the forthcoming U.S. video transmission/interchange format ... attributes of video images that allow signal prediction ... and video compression technology that makes wideband video transmission practical.

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About the author (1998)

Jerry C. Whitaker is Technical Director of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), Washington, DC. He was previously President of Technical Press, a consulting company based in the San Jose (CA) area. Mr. Whitaker has been involved in various aspects of the electronics industry for over 25 years, with specialization in communications. Current book titles include the following: Editor, "Master Handbook of Video Production" (2002); Editor-in-Chief, "Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering," Third Edition (2000); Editor-in-Chief, "Standard Handbook of Audio and Radio Engineering," Second Edition (2001); "DTV Handbook," Third Edition (2001); "Video Displays" (2000); Editor, "Interactive Television Demystified" (2001); Editor, "Audio and Video Professional's Field Manual" (2001); Editor, "Video and Television Engineers' Field Manual" (2000).

Mr. Whitaker has lectured extensively on the topic of electronic systems design, installation, and maintenance. He is the former editorial director and associate publisher of Broadcast Engineering and Video Systems magazines, and a former radio station chief engineer and television news producer.

Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and an SBE-certified professional broadcast engineer. He is also a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

He has twice received a Jesse H. Neal Award Certificate of Merit from the Association of Business Publishers for editorial excellence. He has also been recognized as Educator of the Year by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Mr. Whitaker resides in Morgan Hill, California.

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