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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. 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 perfect 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 that needs video recording to be high quality or who needs 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
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, Fields, 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, Color Subcarrier, Cross Pulse Display, Other Signal Outputs, Vertical Interval Signals
The Transmitted Signal
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
Chapter 13 - High Definition Video
Non-Picture Data, Vertical Ancillary Data (VANC), Horizontal Ancillary Data (HANC), Metadata
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, 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-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
Audio for Video
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