Since its publication in February of 2000, the Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering has becomes its field's standard reference, the one book every engineer and technician in broadcasting needs to own. By carefully tracking the field's movement from monolithic broadcast stations into a complex web of smaller stations and video producers, this book has stayed relevant while its competition has fallen by the wayside.
This new edition features over 50% new material, most crucially multiple chapters on video networking technologies, new digital television and data broadcast standards (for both the US and Europe), and updates on every aspect of video and broadcast equipment and protocols.
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THE #1 ON-THE-JOB TELEVISION AND VIDEO ENGINEERING REFERENCE
It's a challenge to stay in sync with the fast-paced world of TV and video today. Networking schemes, compression technology, computing systems, equipment, and standards are but a few of the things that seem to change monthly. As the field transitions from analog to hybrid analog/digital to all-digital broadcast networks, stations, video production facilities, and success-minded engineers and technicians stay up to speed with the only reference tracking all the changes in the field: the Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering.
No other source covers such a broad range of video and television technology--with an emphasis on practical applications. Whether you work in design, production, installation, operation, or maintenance of video centers and broadcast stations, Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering gives you easy-to-find answers on:
* Video networking technologies
* Digital television and data broadcast standards
* Digital technologies for production, transport, and storage of video and audio signals
* Digital video formats and production considerations
* Implementation recommendations and practices for DTV
* Video pickup and display devices and systems
* Compression technologies for audio and video
* Production facility design guidelines
* Fundamental principles of light and vision
* Extensive reference documentation
* And much more
Covering everything from basic principles and formulae to dissections of the latest equipment and FCC mandates, the Handbook includes more than 70 topically organized, fully indexed, articles--over 1200 pages, written by dozens of the field's foremost experts. What's more, the accompanying CD includes a compendium of standards, critical background information, in-depth technical material, and high-resolution test images.
This leading-edge resource defines today's video electronics, pulling together wisdom from the entire scope of television technology to deliver a truly useful, field-encompassing volume selected by more professionals than any other.About the Author:
Jerry Whitaker is Technical Director of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), Washington, D.C. He was previously President of Technical Press, a consulting company based in the San Jose, CA area. Mr. Whitaker has been involved in various aspects of the electronics industry for over 25 years, with specialization in communications. Current book titles include the following:
* Editor-in-Chief, Standard Handbook of Audio and Radio Engineering, 2nd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2001
* DTV Handbook, 3rd Ed., McGraw-Hill, 2000
* Editor, Television Receivers, McGraw-Hill, 2001
* Editor, Audio and Video Professional's Field Manual, McGraw-Hill, 2002
* Editor, Master Handbook of Video Production, McGraw-Hill, 2002
* Editor, Master Handbook of Audio Production, McGraw-Hill, 2002
* Editor, Audio/Video Protocol Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 2001
Mr. Whitaker has lectured extensively on the topic of electronic systems design, installation, and maintenance. He is the former editorial director and associate publisher of Broadcast Engineering and Video Systems magazines, and a former radio station chief engineer and television news producer.
Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and an SBE-certified professional broadcast engineer. He is also a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
K. Blair Benson (deceased) was an engineering consultant and one of the world's most renowned television engineers. Beginning his career as an electrical engineer with General Electric, he joined the Columbia Broadcasting System Television Network as a senior project engineer. From 1961 through 1966 he was responsible for the engineering design and installation of the CBS Television Network New York Broadcast Center, a project that introduced many new techniques and equipment designs to broadcasting. He advanced to become vice president of technical development of the CBS Electronics Video Recording Division. He later worked for Goldmark Communications Corporation as vice president of engineering and technical operations.
A senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, he served on numerous engineering committees for both societies and for various terms as SMPTE Governor, television affairs vice president, and editorial vice president. He wrote more than 40 scientific and technical papers on various aspects of television technology. In addition, he was editor of four McGraw-Hill handbooks: the original edition of this Television Engineering Handbook, the Audio Engineering Handbook, the Television and Audio Handbook for Engineers and Technicians, and HDTV: Advanced Television for the 1990s.
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