Digital Television Fundamentals

Hardcover | July 21, 2000

byMichael Robin, Michel Poulin

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Plain-talking intro to television's newest technology. Digital Television Fundamentals, Second Edition, by Michael Robin and Michel Poulin, is the ideal guide for everyone who deals with digital video production or equipment design - or who just wants to know how this new phenomenon works. Fully detailed and heavily illustrated, this easy-reading reference covers it all--from video and audio fundamentals...to bit-serial distribution and ancillary data multiplexing...to digital signal compression and distribution methods of coding and decoding. In this edition you'll find: multimedia television treatment covering technologies, hardware, systems, workstations, A/V signal processing, disk storage, servers, cameras, VCRs, CD-ROM, DVI--plus interconnections, multimedia software, systems, and applications and standardization activities; late-breaking information on the DTV standard and how it affects broadcasting equipment and operations; a focus on the importance of relevant SMPTE and CCIR-ITU standards; details on digital/analog equipment compatibility issues; much more!

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Plain-talking intro to television's newest technology. Digital Television Fundamentals, Second Edition, by Michael Robin and Michel Poulin, is the ideal guide for everyone who deals with digital video production or equipment design - or who just wants to know how this new phenomenon works. Fully detailed and heavily illustrated, this e...

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"Covers all major aspects of analog and digital professional/consumer products." --Jerry Whitaker, Editor in Chief, Video Systems magazine******"Detailed descriptions of algorithms, methods of coding/decoding. Highly recommended to everybody who deals with digital television production, digital video equipment design, or just wan...

Michel Poulin has gained his knowledge in the CBC Engineering laboratories, working for 14 years as a Technology Evaluation Engineer, then as a Supervising Engineer in charge of the Technology Evaluation Group. He is now with Leitch Technology International, in charge of the R & D laboratories and the Standards Compliance Group. He i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.6 × 7.7 × 1.7 inPublished:July 21, 2000Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071355812

ISBN - 13:9780071355810

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Whatcha Gotta Know! If you're in the technical side of broadcasting, this book has everything you need to know about the future of television. From the basics of digital to the most complex decoders, this book is the "tell all". I mean no holds barred. Analogue TV is soon going to be a thing of the past so hop onto the digitrain and let this amazing text take you for a ride!
Date published: 2000-09-11

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basics of Television.

Chapter 2. Analog Video Fundamentals.

Chapter 3. Digital Video Fundamentals.

Chapter 4. Elements of Acoustics.

Chapter 5. Analog Audio Fundamentals.

Chapter 6. Digital Audio Fundamentals.

Chapter 7. Bit-Serial Signal Distribution and Ancillary Data Multiplexing.

Chapter 8. Digital Signal Compression and Distribution.

Chapter 9. Computers and Television.

Chapter 10. Multimedia and Television.

Chapter 11. Advanced Television (ATV) Concepts.

Chapter 12. Transition to DTV.

Index.