The Art of Digital Video

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Taylor & Francis, May 2, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 688 pages
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The industry "bible" is back and it's better than ever. The Art of Digital Video has served as the ultimate reference guide for those working with digital video for generations. Now this classic has been revised and re-written by international consultant and industry leader John Watkinson to include important technical updates on this ever-evolving topic.

The format has also been improved to include optional sections that provide additional information that you can choose to skip or investigate further, depending on your interests and comfort level with the subject. As the worlds of film, digital imaging, and computing have converged, this book has evolved to remain current and relevant, while still remaining the classic that experts in the field have trusted for years.
 

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Contents

Aperture effect
2-24
Colourvision
2-36
Optical and Video Principles
2-48
Digital processing
2-52
The elementarystream An MPEG2
3-2
Interrupts Digital signal processors
3-17
Filters
3-31
Transforms andduality The Fourier transform
3-65
Motion compensation MC in
6-45
An codec Coding artifacts
6-51
What is light?
6-58
What issound?
7-3
Choice of sampling rateforaudio
7-15
Basicanalogtodigital conversion
7-26
Oversampling andnoise shaping
7-43
Accessing the blocks
9-3

Filterdesign
4-8
Introduction to dither
4-22
Factors affecting convertor quality
4-38
References CHAPTER 5 Digital Video Processing
4-52
Simple effects Planar digitalvideo effects
5-14
Converting between computer and video formats
5-29
Disk storage
5-34
Performing the Applications of motion compensation
5-45
Motioncompensatedstandards conversion
5-69
What is MPEG?
6-8
A bidirectional coder
6-21
MPEG4 and advanced
6-35
Optical diskprinciples Focus and tracking systems
9-16
The rotary headtape transport Digital video cassettes
9-28
Productionrelated interfaces
9-39
Telephonebased systems
9-56
Transport stream multiplexing Broadcast modulation techniques
9-73
Networks Network arbitration
9-90
ATM AALs
9-100
References
9-103
Sources of light
9-114
ReedSolomon
9-116
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

John Watkinson is an independent international consultant in advanced applications of electronics to audiovisual and avionics systems. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, and the British Computer Society and is a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Elsevier books, including The Art of DigitalVideo, An Introduction to Digital Video, Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media, Television Fundamentals and The Art of the Helicopter.

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