Digital Television Fundamentals / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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 allfrom 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, DVIplus 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!
About the Author
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 is an active participant in the SMPTE and IEEE standardization committee activities. He is a Fellow of the SMPTE. He is also co-author of the first edition of Digital Television Fundamentals, and lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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.