Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering

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9780070696273: Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering

Definitive video and TV engineering handbook.If you're involved in designing, producing, installing, operating or maintaining video or broadcast facilities, Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering, Third Edition, edited by Jerry Whitaker and Blair Benson, puts you in charge of all the latest principles, standards, and technologies -- from colorimetry to digital video effect to cable and satellite delivery systems. With contributions from nearly two dozen respected experts, this mammoth resource grounds you in the must-know working essentials of: *Video technology applications*Optical components and systems*Monochrome and color information transmission*Waveforms and spectra of composite video signals*Image pickup devices and systems*Broadcast production equipment and services*Videotape recording*Video disc recording and reproduction*Film transmission systems and equipment*Serial digital video*Video and audio compression*Electronic editing*DTV technical details*Transmitters and transmitting antennas*Receivers*Standards and recommended practices*Much moreBonus CD-ROM packs standards, links to organizations and companies, archived technical material, and broadcast engineering software.

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As the television engineering field is rocked by digital technologies and FCC mandates, this handbook has been revised and updated. It features 70 per cent new material, including a section on digital television, and comes with a CD-ROM containing standards, archived texts and software.

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Whether in the area of computer systems, imaging, display, or compression schemes, the current technical landscape of television is a very different place than it was a few years ago. What better way to navigate this new frontier than with the landmark guide long-trusted by success-minded engineers and technicians: the Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering.

If you're involved in the design, production, installation, operation, and maintenance of video centers and broadcast stations, you'll find that no other source covers such a broad range of video and television technology - with an emphasis on practical applications - than the Handbook. Updated for the first time in a decade, this standard-setting reference brings you completely up to speed with:

* Digital technology for production, transport, and storage of video and audio signals

* Digital video effects

* Technical details of the DTV system

* Cable and satellite home distribution systems

* Compression technologies for audio and video

* New vacuum-tube and solid-state based transmission systems

* Video disc recording and reproduction

* Electronic editing

* And much more

Covering everything from the basic principles and formulae to the latest FCC mandates, the Handbook includes more than 150 topically organized articles - written by the foremost experts - that fall under 20 major sections. What's more, the accompanying CD includes a compendium of standards, links to organizations and companies of interest, archived technical material, and high-resolution test images.

Looking for a leading-edge resource that defines today's electronics discipline as applied to video? One that takes the current wisdom from the many fields of television technology, and pulls it all together in one commanding, ready-to-use volume? Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering, Third Edition is all this - and more.

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