Blu-ray Disc Demystified / Edition 1

Blu-ray Disc Demystified / Edition 1

by Jim Taylor, Michael Zink, Charles Crawford, Christen Armbrust
     
 

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,

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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
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
810,448
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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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