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Basic TV technology : digital and analog

Author: Robert L Hartwig
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Focal Press, ©2005.
Series: Media manuals.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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A guide to the fundamentals underlying television and video systems, it provides an explanation of how the principal pieces of equipment work, what their functions are, and how they are integrated to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Hartwig
ISBN: 0240807170 9780240807171
OCLC Number: 57557478
Description: xiii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Atom & Electricity; Basic Circuits; Units of Measurement; Fields (Induction) and Noise; Abbreviations; Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs); Need for interlace scanning; Blanking; Waveform Display; Charge Coupled Devices; An Introduction to Digital; Analog and Digital; Color System; How the Eye Sees Light; Digital Encoding Ratios; CODECs; Composite Encoding; Color CRTs; Plasma Display Screens; LCD Screens; Analog Sync Generators; Vectorscope; PAL; Combining Sync and Camera Flow Diagrams; Video Switchers; Switcher Applications; Production Switcher Flow Diagram; Switcher Transitions and Special Effects; Special Effects Keys --
Luminance Keys, Chroma Keys; Composite Versus Component Video; Color Difference Component Video; Digital Special Effects; Digital Interpolation; Analog Videotape Recording Technology; Analog Video Recording Standards & Formats; Other Tracks and Lockup; Time Base Error and Correction; Larger Analog Sync Problems & Solutions; Other Advantages of TBCs & Frame Synchronizers; Digital Videotape Recorders; Digital Video Servers; Disc Based Recorders; Editing Analog Videotape; The Editing Process; Types of Edits; Editing Methods-Manual editing and Control track counters; SMPTE Time Code Editing; Off/On Line Editing; Editing by Computers; Problems of Traditional Editing; Non Linear Editing; Video, Spatial, Temporal Compression; MPEG Compression Standard; Computer Graphics for Video; Character Generators; Creating Imagery & Effects; The Digital Studio; Open Architecture vs. Dedicated Equipment; Drawbacks of Open Architecture Equipment; HD TV; ATSC HD Broadcast Standard; SDTV; Audio for Video; Surround Sound; Professional and Consumer Audio; Combining Audio Components; Microphones, Mixers, and Loudspeakers; Sound Recording for Video; Digital Audio Workstations; Further Reading; Glossary.
Series Title: Media manuals.
Responsibility: Robert L. Hartwig.
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"I read this book to refresh my basic grasp of television technology concepts, and for that purpose it worked perfectly. Organized into small sections which build slowly from simple ideas Read more...

 
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