Broadcast Engineer's Reference Book

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Compiled by leading international experts, this authoritative reference work covers every aspect of broadcast technology from compression techniques to the latest digital interactive technologies in one source. Written with a minimum of maths, the book provides detailed coverage and quick access to key technologies, standards and practices, whether you are from an audio-visual, communications or computing background. If you are an industry professional, practicing engineer, technician or sales person looking for a guide that covers the broad landscape of television technology in one handy source, the Television Engineer's Handbook offers comprehensive, accurate technical information.

Audience: Broadcast engineers and technicians. Global circulation of Broadcast Engineering Magazine is 80,000!.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Unusually for a reference book, the style and presentation of the different contributors have been very ably subsumed into an eminently readable work which could have eminated from a single author." CTE

"It was a delight to discover that the primary concepts and terms used freely within the industry are described in an easily digestible manner...It's to Joe Tozer's credit, as editor, that the book has a real flow to it, despite the diversity of contributers...This book would be a major asset to the "office library" of any engineer at the beginning of his career as well as an excellent source of reference for future systems for those who need to keep up with current trends and technologies. It is both contemporary and authoritative." - The Channel

"There are no apologies for telling you about this massive tome nearly three years after it appeared - it is one of those totally comprehensive guides to highly specialised fields that are indispensable for the specialists concerned" - British Journal of Educational Technology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240519081
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/31/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 1034
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Independent broadcast technology consultant. He is a freelance instructor who conducts training courses for leading broadcast companies around the world. He regularly gives presentations and papers to professional bodies including the IEE, AES and ITU. He has been an instructor for EMC Computer Systems running courses on video over IP, media asset management, MPEG and DVB transmission. Before that he set up and ran the global training facility for Tandberg covering digital terrestrial and broadcast systems for data, audio and voice covering Unix, NT, TCP/IP Oracle, Informix, ATM, DVB, ATSC and MPEG. He also designed, built and ran the studio facilities at Radio West and Signal Radio and created the first public data broadcast transmission of computer software over-air. He was for many years a Communications Engineer for the BBC.

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Table of Contents

Section 1
Quantities and Units;
Engineering Mathematics, Formulas and Calculations;
Analogue and Digital Circuit Theory;
Information Theory and Error Correction;
Coaxial Cable and Optical Fibres;
TCP/IP Networking;
SAN and NAS Technologies;
Telco Technologies;
Colour Displays and Colourimetry;
Section 2
Linear Digital Audio systems;
Nonlinear Audio Systems;
Television Standards and Broadcasting Spectrum;
Colour encoding and decoding;
Time code;
Sound in Syncs;
VBI data carriage;
Broadcast Interconnect formats;
File storage formats;
DVB standards;
Data Broadcast;
ATSC Audio and Video and PSIP transmission;
Interactive TV;
SimulCrypt, CA and encryption systems;
Section 3
Lens systems and optics;
Optical Pickups;
Studio Cameras and camcorders;
VTRs and Tape Storage;
Standards Convertors;
Section 4
TV Studios and Studio Equipment;
Camera Mountings and Mounts;
Studio Lighting and Control;
Talk back and communications systems;
mixers and switchers;
Visual FX systems;
Editing systems and controllers;
Sound Recording;
Sound Mixing and control;
Surround Sound audio;
HDTV production systems;
Routers and Matrices;
Transmission Systems;
Media Asset Management systems;
Electronic News Production Systems;
Section 5
OB vehicles and Mobile Control Rooms;
OB and ENG Links;
Electronic News Gathering and Field Production;
Power generators for Outside Broadcast;
Battery Systems;
Section 6
Radio frequency propagation;
Thermionics, Power Grid and Linear Beam Tubes;
Terrestrial Service Area Planning;
Satellite Service area planning;
Microwave Relay systems;
Uplink Terminals;
Intercity Links & Switching;
Transmitter Power System Equipment;
Masts Towers and Antennas;
Section 7
Analogue Television Performance Measurements;
Digital video systems test and measurement;
Audio systems test and measurement;
EMC Measurement;
RF Measurement;
Broadcast Test Equipment;
Systems Monitoring and Management;

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