Dtv: The Revolution in Digital Video

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DTV (Digital Television) is now launching in the U.S. and around the world. This bestseller, the first to cover the new FCC standards, explains DTV basics and technical details in plain English. It gives step-by-step guidance to making the transition to a fully digital facility. The new second edition brings it entirely up to date with emerging regulatory and technological developments. 200 illus.

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The first edition of DTV: The Revolution in Digital Video unveiled the many new applications for every important innovation in DTV (Digital Television) and high-definition video imaging--the hottest technology to come along since color TV. Since its publication, the world of DTV has transformed at a dizzying rate. Building on the previous edition's runaway success, this state-of-the-art guide once again brings video and broadcasting engineers and technicians up to speed with the all latest developments in DTV. If it's new, and it has to do with changes to standards or advances in technology, you'll find it here in this much-needed, just-in-time primer. DTV, Second Edition, brings you: new FCC details on DTV licensing and applications; the ATSC's Top Down report-a critical inventory of the various equipment systems and their interfaces; The latest SMPTE standards: SMPTE 305M, Serial Data Transport Interface; SMPTE 308M, MPEG-2 4:2:2 Profile at High Level; and SMPTE 310M, Synchronous Serial Interface for MPEG-2 Digital Transport Stream; proposed revisions of two vital SMPTE standards: SMPTE 292M, Bit-Serial Digital Interface for High-Definition Television Systems; and SMPTE 24l7M, 1920x1080 Scanning and Analog and Parallel Digital Interfaces for Multiple Picture Rates; new implementation information relating to the European DVB system; an insightful look at the harmonization of the ATSC DTV system and the European DVB system. Using concept-clarifying examples, schematics, and mathematics, expert author Jerry Whitaker covers everything from applications (professional, medical, military, industrial, telecommunications, computer design, and MIS), to video and audio compression, to receiver systems and display devices, to video measurement techniques. What results is the most current, essential look at DTV yet-one that you'll refer to time and again.

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Jerry Whitaker is the President of Technical Press, Inc. and former Editor in Chief of Broadcast Engineering. He is the author of more than 25 technical books, including the landmark Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering, Third Edition, and Communications Receivers, Third Edition, both from McGraw-Hill. He resides in Morgan Hill, California.

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