Blu-ray Disc Demystified / Edition 1

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Overview

The Latest Tips and Techniques for Getting the Maximum from Blu-ray Technology

Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides the most current information and applications available for this popular high-definition optical disc format. Written by a team of experts with a wide range of experience in DVD and high-definition production, this thorough, skill-building guide details Blu-ray's many features, formats, and applications.

Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides exhaustive coverage of the multitude of production and authoring processes, while explaining how the standard and high-definition DVD specifications dovetail and/or clash with related digital media standards. The authors also provide detailed descriptions of Blu-ray's strengths, as well as frank assessments of its weaknesses and common traps that often ensnare new users. Blu-ray Disc Demystified is the most comprehensive and practical guide available for navigating the numerous challenges, changes, and opportunities associated with Blu-ray technology.

Blu-ray Disc Demystified provides:

  • Detailed overview of Blu-ray technology
  • In-depth coverage of formats, features, and applications
  • The latest news on content protection
  • Tips on using Blu-ray in the home, office, and school
  • The facts behind the myths surrounding Blu-ray
  • Essential information regarding production
  • Interaction paradigms
  • Honest assessments of Blu-ray's pitfalls
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071590921
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/10/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Taylor is senior vice president and general manager

of the Advanced Technology Group at Sonic Solutions.

Charles G. Crawford is co-founder of Television

Production Services, Inc.

Chirsten M. Armbrust is director of research and

development at Technicolor

Michael Zink is director of advanced technology

at Technicolor.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. The Development of Blu-ray Disc
Chapter 2. Technology Primer
Chapter 3. Features
Chapter 4. Content Protection, Licensing, and Patents
Chapter 5. Physical Disc Formats
Chapter 6. Application Details
Chapter 7. Players
Chapter 8. Myths
Chapter 9. What's Wrong with Blu-ray Disc
Chapter 10. Interactivity
Chapter 11. Use in Business and Education
Chapter 12. Production Essentials
Chapter 13. Blu-ray and Beyond
Appendix A. About the Disc
Appendix B. Reference Data
Appendix C. Related Standards and Specifications
Appendix D. References and Information Sources
Glossary
Index

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