Focal Press Book: How Video Works: From Analog to High Definition (2nd Edition, Paperback)

Focal Press Book: How Video Works: From Analog to High Definition (2nd Edition, Paperback)

Focal Press Book: How Video Works: From Analog to High Definition (2nd Edition, Paperback)

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  • 1Description

How Video Works has been a bible for professionals in the video world since 1985. It offers easy to understand explanations of the entire world of video. This is a complete guide, from analog video to all the new digital technologies, including HD, compression, and encoding.

This book is a must-have for any broadcast or video production department. It is also useful for the new video technician or non-tech creative professional who is just beginning to discover the digital world. Update your library with this version of an industry standard.

Readership: Any videotape operator, videographer, engineer, producer, editor or director who needs video recording to be high quality or wants to understand video theory, students taking courses on video basics, or as a secondary text for video production.

  • Now with Full-Color Image Section
  • Complete Explanation of the New ATSC Digital and HDTV Video and Audio Standards
  • Sections on Optical Media and Fiber Optics, Updated MPEG Material
  • In-Depth Coverage of the New Broadband and Cell Phone Standards
  • Extensive Explanation of Digital Test Signals and Measurements
  • A Hands-On Approach to Learning about Video Recording, Transmission, and Playback
  • Complete Glossary of Terms Covering Both Analog and Digital Video

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 - Introduction
  • Video Evolution
  • Analog and Digital
  • Video Applications
  • About This Book
Chapter 2 - Electronic Photography
  • Tube Cameras
  • Scanning the Image
  • Displaying the Image
  • CCD Cameras
  • Camera Chips
Chapter 3 - Scanning
  • Video Lines
  • Blanking
  • Persistence of Vision
  • Fields
  • Interlace Scanning
  • Black and White Specifications
Chapter 4 - Synchronizing the Analog Signal
  • Synchronizing Generators
  • Synchronizing Pulses
  • Drive Pulses
  • Blanking Pulses
  • Horizontal Blanking
  • Vertical Blanking
  • Vertical Synchronizing Pulses
  • Equalizing Pulses
  • Color Subcarrier
  • Cross Pulse Display
  • Other Signal Outputs
  • Vertical Interval Signals
Chapter 5 - The Transmitted Signal
  • Modulating the Signal
  • Frequency Spectrum
  • Analog and Digital Broadcasting
  • Bandwidth
  • Satellites
  • Uplink and Downlink
  • Fiber Optics
  • How Fiber Optic Transmission Works
Chapter 6 - Color Video
  • Additive and Subtractive
  • Primary and Secondary Colors
  • The Color System
  • Harmonics
  • NTSC Color Transmission
  • NTSC Color Frame Rate
  • Vectors
  • Color Burst
  • Chrominance and Luminance
  • Color Difference Signals
  • I and Q Vectors
  • Other Color Standards
Chapter 7 - Monitoring the Color Image
  • The Human Eye
  • Color Bars
  • The Monochrome Image
  • PLUGE Bars
  • Color Image
  • Video Displays
  • DLP
  • LCD
  • LCoS
  • SED
  • Plasma
Chapter 8 - Analog Waveform Monitors
  • Graticule
  • Signal Components on Graticule
  • Waveform Display Controls
  • Signal Measurement
  • Filters
  • Reference
  • Inputs
  • Display
  • Combining Setups
  • Viewing Color Bars
  • Viewing an Image
Chapter 9 - Analog Vectorscopes
  • Graticule
  • Axes
  • Vector Readings
  • Setup Controls
  • Input Selections
  • Calibration
  • Active Video
  • PAL Signal
  • Other Scopes
Chapter 10 - The Encoded Signal
  • Analog and Digital Encoding
  • Analog Encoding Process
  • Analog Composite Signal
  • Analog Component Signal
  • Digital Encoding Process
  • Digital Composite Signals
  • Digital Component Signal
  • Transcoding
  • Encoding and Compression
Chapter 11 - Digital Theory
  • Analog Video
  • Digital Video
  • Sampling Rate
  • Computer Processing
  • Binary System
  • Digital Stream
  • Serial Digital Interface
Chapter 12 - Digital Television Standards
  • Standards Organizations
  • Standards Criteria
  • Image Resolution
  • Aspect Ratios
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio
  • Interlace and Progressive Scan Modes
  • Frame Rate
  • Standards Categories
  • Conventional Definition Television (CDTV)
  • Digital Television Categories (DTV)
  • High Definition Television (HDTV)
  • Standard Definition Television (SDTV)
  • Enhanced Definition Television (EDTV)
  • Digital Television Standards
  • Digital Television Transmission
Chapter 13 - High Definition Video
  • Widescreen Aspect Ratio
  • Image Resolution
  • Progressively Segmented Frames
  • Frame Rate
  • Film-to-Tape Conversion
  • Converting Different Frame Rate Sources
  • Using 2:3 and 3:2 Pulldown Sequences
  • Maintaining Consistency in Pulldown Sequences
  • Converting an HD Signal
  • HDTV Applications
  • Non-Picture Data
  • Vertical Ancillary Data (VANC)
  • Horizontal Ancillary Data (HANC)
  • Metadata
  • Syncing the HD Signal
  • Tri-Level Sync
Chapter 14 - Digital Scopes
  • Digital Signal
  • Dual Digital Scope Overview
  • WFM601 Monitor Overview
  • Video Display
  • Video In
  • Sweep
  • Reference
  • Menu Section
Chapter 15 - Compression
  • Lossless Compression
  • Lossy Compression
  • Data Reduction
  • Intraframe Compression
  • Interframe Compression
  • Data Transmission Limitations
  • Bit Rates
  • Constant Bit Rates
  • Variable Bit Rates
  • JPEG Compression
  • JPEG 2000
  • Motion JPEG Compression
  • MPEG Compression
  • The MPEG Process
  • I Frames
  • P Frames
  • B Frames
  • The Group of Pictures (GOP)
  • IP Method
  • IBP Method
  • Profiles and Levels
  • Main Profile at Main Level
  • Video Encoding and Compression
  • MPEG Variations
  • MPEG-1
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • MPEG-4 Compression Process
  • Problems Introduced During Compression
  • Compression Artifacts
  • Compression for Broadband, Cell Phones, and Handheld Devices
  • DVB-S and DVB S-2
  • DVB-C
  • DVB-T
  • DVB-H
  • DMB
  • ISDB
  • Wi-Fi and WiMAX
Chapter 16 - Image Acquisition and Recording Formats
  • Magnetic Recording
  • Control Track
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio
  • Magnetic Tape
  • Metal Tape
  • Modulation and Demodulation in Analog Recording
  • Erasing Media
  • Magnetic Video Recording Formats
  • Other Recording Formats
  • Hard Drives and RAID Systems
  • RAID Levels
  • Servers
  • Computer Generated Images (CGI)
Chapter 17 - Optical Media
  • Optical Recording
  • Optical Reproduction
  • Optical Formats
  • Types of Optical Media
  • CD
  • DVD
Chapter 18 - Timecode
  • Reading Timecode
  • Timecode Formats
  • Non-Drop-Frame and Drop-Frame Timecode
  • Timecode at 24 Frames per Second
  • Timecode Generators and Readers
  • Visual Timecode
Chapter 19 - Audio for Video
  • Measuring Volume
  • Analog Audio
  • Digital Audio
  • Sampling Rates
  • Audio Compression
  • Audio Formats
  • Noise Reduction
  • What You Hear
  • Mono, Stereo, and Surround Sound Audio
  • Audio Standards for Digital Video
  • Out-of-Phase Audio
Chapter 20 - Overview of Operations
  • VTR and VCR Components
  • Operational Controls
  • Analog Tape Playback
  • Analog Playback Procedures
  • Horizontal Blanking
  • Vertical Blanking
  • Video Recording
  • Signal Timing
  • Insert and Assemble Editing
  • Digital Playback and Recording
Chapter 21 - Test Signals, Displays, and Media Problems
  • Color Bars
  • Stairstep
  • Multiburst
  • Cross Hatch
  • Digital Displays
  • Diamond Display
  • Bowtie Display
  • Lightning Display
  • Arrowhead Display
  • Eye Pattern Display
  • Histogram Displays
  • Analog Tape Problems
  • Digital Tape Problems
  • Optical Media Problems
  • Hard Drive Failures
  • In Summary



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Focal Press 9780240809335 specs

Subject Advanced Videography
Author Marcus Weise and Diana Weynand
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Paperback
Pages 320
Illustrations Halftones: 114
ISBN Number 9780240809335
Publisher Focal Press
Date Published March 2007
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.2 x 7.4 x 0.9"

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