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* Uses extensive updates and several new topics
• Uses the unique building-block approach for which Media Manuals are known.
Basic TV Technology, Second Edition, teaches students and beginning professionals the technical fundamentals underlying all television and video systems and demonstrates how various pieces of equipment work, what their functions are, and how they are integrated to form a complex video system. new topics include the PAL system, nonlinear editing, open architecture vs. dedicated equipment, and an update on HDTV and the FCC's plans for its future. Robert L Hartwig is Broadcast Program Director at Cuesta Community Collegein San Luis Obispo, California where he also resides. He has more than 20 years of broadcasting experience in radio and television.
The atom and electricity; Basic circuits; Units of measurement; Induction and noise; Camera scanning; Blanking; Waveform display; Problems of camera pickup tubes; CCD advantages; Colour CRTs; Video system components; Sync generators; Vectorscope; PAL; Sync flow diagrams; Camera flow diagrams; Switcher transitions and special effects; Luminance and chroma keys; Digital special effects; Videotape recording technology; Video recording standards and formats; Time base error; VTR lockup; Digital technology; The synchronized signal; Larger sync problems and solutions; SMPTE time code editing; Off-line and on-line editing; Editing by computers; Problems of traditional editing; Non-linear editing; Computer graphics for video.