Video Demystified, 3rd Edition

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9781878707567: Video Demystified, 3rd Edition

Master video system design with the NEW THIRD EDITION of this essential reference! This book is the "bible" for digital video hardware engineers and programmers worldwide, as it contains detailed video information difficult to find elsewhere. The third edition has been completely updated with new chapters on analog and digital video interfaces, H.261 and H.263, consumer DV, and DTV. This is by far the most informative analog and digital video reference available. If you work with video, you need this reference on your shelf!

Keith Jack has designed more than 25 video and multimedia integrated circuits for such companies as Brooktree and Harris Corporation. He was the designer of the world's first single-chip NTSC/PAL digital encoder/decoder and holds two video processing patents. He is currently director of product marketing for Sigma Designs.

* Provides international coverage by including European, Asian, and North/South American video standards, methods, and techniques

* Contains expanded coverage of digital video processing technologies, video compression, digital video interfaces, and the MPEG1 and MPEG2 standards

* Includes two CDs which provide video test files for MPEG1, MPEG2, H261, and H263 and an electronic version of the book

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About the Author:

Keith Jack is Director of Product Marketing at Sigma Designs. Sigma Designs develops and markets high-performance, highly-integrated System-on-a-Chip (SoC) semiconductors for IPTV Set-top Boxes, Blu-ray and HD DVD Players/Recorders, HDTVs, Digital Media Adapters, and Portable Media Players. Prior to joining Sigma Designs, Mr. Jack held various marketing and chip design positions at Harris Semiconductor, Brooktree, and Rockwell International. He has been involved in over 40 multimedia chips for the consumer market.

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"Somewhere within the 759 pages of Keith Jack's $69.95 Video Demystified: Third Edition (ISBN 1-878707-56-6) is the answer to nearly every conceivable question involving analog and digital video. The author has not only assembled a tremendous amount of information, but also structured it in a manner that enables easy navigation. Video Demystified's incremental-complexity format enables you to explore the material to whatever degree you desire. Folks who want only a high-level overview can stop when they've satisfied their objectives and won't be frustrated by lots of upfront jargon, and those who want a deeper understanding can continue reading to their hearts' content.

Jack includes a list of references at the end of each chapter, along with a 50-pg glossary at the end of book. He's also bundled two CDs, containing an e-book version of the manuscript; a directory of still test images; source code for H.261, H.263, MPEG 1, and MPEG 2 video encoders and decoders; and image sequences at various resolutions for use as test-source material for the codecs. A companion Web site (www.video-demystified.com) provides links to companies, standards organizations, and other references."
--EDN, June 7, 2001

"If you are going to get seriously involved with digital video--perhaps writing programs for video editing and special effects--you need to know at least some of the technical details. And not only for consumer digital video, but also for the various analog formats that are in widespread use throughout the world. That's where this book comes in."
--Visual Developer

"I have never seen such a wealth of useful information about video signals as the author provides in this book. And with today's emphasis on multimedia computers, video-processing devices, and graphic add-in boards, the book is invaluable, whether you're a test engineer or a designer."
--Test and Measurement World

"Video Demystified is a one-of-a-kind book. Anyone who designs multimedia or digital-video products will most certainly benefit from reading it."
--Electronics Handbook

"This is the kind of engineer¹s source book you wish publishers would do more often. It contains a vast amount of information on the relationships between video and computer graphics--everything from the basics of NTSC to complex color space conversion and MPEG video compression--all of it explained in a clear, easy-to-understand language and richly illustrated with diagrams, waveforms, and tables."
--Stephan Ohr, contributing editor, Computer Design

"It's [Video Demystified] extraordinarily technical, with an astonishing number of superb figures--and you'd better know your 'rithmetic coming in. If you want to do custom video interfacing, get it."
--PC Techniques

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