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Most used book by professionals in broadcast and post production video departments in the entertainment industry!

HOW VIDEO WORKS (formerly Videotape Theory & Operations) offers to the working video professional or student a complete and thorough guide to understanding how the analog and digital broadcast video signal is captured, recorded, transmitted, and broadcast, and the equipment that supports that process.

Written in an easy to understand style, this book has been a bible for professionals in the video world since 1985. Update your library with this new version of an industry standard.

HOW VIDEO WORKS will give you:
* New digital technologies including hi-definition, compression and encoding.
* A hands-on approach to learning about video recording, transmission, and playback.
* Complete glossary of terms covering both analog and digital video.
* Clear and easy to understand explanations-perfect for the new technician or non-tech creative professional.

Contents:
* Overview/Introduction
* Electronic Photography
* Scanning
* Synchronizing the Signal
* Transmitting the Signal
* Color Video
* Color Monitor Setup
* Analog Waveform Monitors
* Analog Vectorscopes
* The Encoded Signal
* Digital Theory
* Digital Television Standards
* High Definition Video
* Digital Scopes
* Compression
* Magnetic Media
* Optical Media
* TimeCode
* Audio For Video
* Operations Overview
* Test Signals & Media Problems

Diana Weynand is an award-winning producer, director, editor, and co-founder of Weynand Training International (www.weynand.com), who has led the way in training on emerging technologies for the entertainment industry since 1981. She spent time as a videotape operator and online editor for ABC, and as Supervising Editor for the Barbara Walters Specials. She has been a columnist for numerous trade magazines and written several books on Final Cut Pro. She currently writes a monthly column on
Hi-Definition for the entertainment news magazine, "Below The Line."

Marcus Weise has over thirty-five years experience in the television industry. As an expert in the new digital technology, he has operated in both production and post production as an Associate Director, Online Editor and a Technical Consultant. He designed and oversaw the construction and eventually the operation of worldwide cable television facilities for TV Guide in Hollywood. Among his many credits as a Hi-Definition online editor are CSI and CSI Miami.

Audience: Any videotape operator, videographer, engineer, producer, editor or director that needs video recording to be high quality or who needs to understand video theory. Students taking courses on video basics, or as a secondary text for video production. Broadcast Engineering Magazine circulation of more than 45,000 copies!.

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for HOW VIDEO WORKS:

"If you work in video, or want to work in video, this book is a must have. It is a comprehensive A through Z of video from the people who have been at the backbone of training in Los Angeles. I recommend it to my staff and clients." Marty Meyer, Director of Engineering, Wexler Video, Los Angeles

"This book is a great teaching tool." David Schwartz, Professor, Film and Video Department, Brooks Institute of Photography

"Video can be hard to explain and contextualize. This book does a great job of making it easy to understand." Algie Abrams, Professional Systems Architect, Microsoft

"As complex, cutting-edge technology continues to evolve toward the totally undecipherable, it is fortunate that there is a guide like HOW VIDEO WORKS to break down the video process into easy to understand principles and steps." Dan Bolton, Sales Manager, DEFINITION: The HiDef Sourcebook
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240806143
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/15/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Diana Weynand is an award winning producer, director, editor, and co-founder of Weynand Training International (www.weynand.com), an Apple Authorized Training Center and leader in training and curriculum development for emerging technologies. Diana was supervising editor for "The Barbara Walters Specials," directed and co-produced the Emmy nominated PBS series, ³Cinematic Eye,² and was online editor for "Real World." She is author of four best selling books on Final Cut Pro and co-author of "The Secrets of Videoblogging." Diana also writes on High Definition production.
Marcus Weise has over thirty-five years experience in the television industry. Since 2001 he has been working for the CBS Television Network at Television City in Hollywood as an A.D./Editor in the High Definition online suite preparing shows for network broadcast. As an expert in the new digital technology, he has operated in both production and post production as an Associate Director and a Technical Consultant. With the ability to organize and troubleshoot, and a background in budgeting, personnel and scheduling, he has set up new productions from the start and helped to rescue shows that have gotten off track. He has also been responsible for the design, construction, and operation of studio facilities.
Technically his expertise covers design, construction, and operation of production and post production studios. His experience in production is extensive in sitcoms, variety, reality, soap operas and sports. He has long established working relationships with most of the major post production facilities in the Los Angeles area and a thorough knowledge of the current and newly emerging production and post production equipment and techniques. In association with Weynand Training in Los Angeles he has helped train personnel for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in the operation of production and post production facilities in Hollywood, San Francisco, and New York. He is the coauthor of How Video Works, 2nd edition (Focal Press).
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Table of Contents

Overview/Introduction; Electronic Photography; Scanning; Synchronizing the Signal; Transmitting the Signal; Color Video Color Monitor Setup; Analog Waveform Monitors; Analog Vectorscopes; The Encoded Signal; Digital Theory; Digital Television Standards; High Definition Video; Digital Scopes; Compression; Magnetic Media; Optical Media; Timecode; Audio For Video; Operations Overview; Test Signals & Media Problems
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