Broadcast Engineer's Reference Book

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The current and definitive reference broadcast engineers need!

Compiled by leading international experts, this authoritative reference work covers every aspect of broadcast technology from camera to transmitter - encompassing subjects from analogue techniques to the latest digital compression and interactive technologies in a single source.

Written with a minimum of maths, the book provides detailed coverage and quick access to key ...

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Overview

The current and definitive reference broadcast engineers need!

Compiled by leading international experts, this authoritative reference work covers every aspect of broadcast technology from camera to transmitter - encompassing subjects from analogue techniques to the latest digital compression and interactive technologies in a single source.

Written with a minimum of maths, the book provides detailed coverage and quick access to key technologies, standards and practices. This global work will become your number one resource whether you are from an audio, video, communications or computing background. Composed for the 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 Broadcast Engineer's Reference Book offers comprehensive and accurate technical information.

Get this wealth of information at your fingertips!

· Utilize extensive illustrations-more than 1200 tables, charts and photographs.
· Find easy access to essential technical and standards data.
· Discover information on every aspect of television technology.
· Learn the concepts and terms every broadcaster needs to know.

Learn from the experts on the following technologies:

Quantities and Units; Error Correction; Network Technologies; Telco Technologies; Displays; Colourimetry; Audio Systems; Television Standards; Colour encoding; Time code; VBI data carriage; Broadcast Interconnect formats; File storage formats; HDTV; MPEG 2; DVB; Data Broadcast; ATSC Interactive TV; encryption systems; Optical systems; Studio Cameras and camcorders; VTRs and Tape Storage; Standards Convertors; TV Studios and Studio Equipment; Studio Lighting and Control; post production systems; Telecines; HDTV production systems; Media Asset Management systems; Electronic News Production Systems; OB vehicles and Mobile Control Rooms;ENG and EFP; Power and Battery Systems; R.F. propagation; Service Area Planning; Masts Towers and Antennas; Test and measurement; Systems management; and many more!

Related Focal Press titles:
Watkinson: Convergence In Broadcast and Communications Media (2001, £59.99 (GBP)/ $75.95 (USD), ISBN: 0240515099)
Watkinson: MPEG Handbook (2001, £35 (GBP)/$54.99 (USD) ISBN: 0240516567)

- A wealth of information at your fingertips, offering easy access to essential technical and standards data
- Provides information on every aspect of television technology
- Explains concepts and terms every broadcaster needs to know

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

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Editorial Reviews

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"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: 9780240522821
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/14/2004
  • Pages: 1048
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.70 (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

Engineering Basics; Broadcast Supporting Technologies; Broadcast Baseband Formats and Standards; Transmission Formats and Standards; Broadcast Hardware; Studio and Production Systems and Hardware; Outside Broadcast; Transmitter Systems and Hardware; Appendices.

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