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Master Handbook Of Video Production

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FROM THE EDITOR OF THE STANDARD HANDBOOK OF VIDEO AND TELEVISION ENGINEERING THE ALL-MEDIA GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

You don't need an engineering degree to succeed in video production. In this book, video expert Jerry Whitaker shows you production from the inside out, from studio lighting to creating post-production special effects.

The Art of Video Production

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Overview

FROM THE EDITOR OF THE STANDARD HANDBOOK OF VIDEO AND TELEVISION ENGINEERING THE ALL-MEDIA GUIDE TO PROFESSIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION

You don't need an engineering degree to succeed in video production. In this book, video expert Jerry Whitaker shows you production from the inside out, from studio lighting to creating post-production special effects.

The Art of Video Production

Perfect for anyone who wants to build skills in the fast-growing field of digital video production, and produce video for TV, HDTV, movies, the Internet, or any other application, Master Handbook of Video Production shows you how to--

* Select, install, and work with digital equipment
* Understand MPEG video compression
* Design video production centers
* Master standard-definition and high-definition production
* Assess bandwidth, scanning, and resolution issues
* Optimize use of video computer graphics, time code, and archiving
* Master video switching, timing, and distribution
* Achieve the highest production values in video and high-definition video

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071382465
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/22/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 0.89 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry C. Whitaker is Technical Director of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), Washington, DC. He was previously President of Technical Press, a consulting company based in the San Jose (CA) area. Mr. Whitaker has been involved in various aspects of the electronics industry for over 25 years, with specialization in communications.

Current book titles include the following:

Editor-in-Chief, Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering, Third Edition (2000)

Editor-in-Chief, Standard Handbook of Audio and Radio Engineering, Second Edition (2001)

DTV Handbook, Third Edition (2001)

Video Displays (2000)

Editor, Interactive Television Demystified (2001)

Editor, Audio and Video Professional's Field Manual (2001)

Editor, Video and Television Engineers' Field Manual (2000)

Mr. Whitaker has lectured extensively on the topic of electronic systems design, installation, and maintenance. He is the former editorial director and associate publisher of Broadcast Engineering and Video Systems magazines, and a former radio station chief engineer and television news producer.

Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and an SBE-certified professional broadcast engineer. He is also a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

He has twice received a Jesse H. Neal Award Certificate of Merit from the Association of Business Publishers for editorial excellence. He has also been recognized as Educator of theYear by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Mr. Whitaker resides in Morgan Hill, California.

Jerry C. Whitaker is Technical Director of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), Washington, DC. He was previously President of Technical Press, a consulting company based in the San Jose (CA) area. Mr. Whitaker has been involved in various aspects of the electronics industry for over 25 years, with specialization in communications.

Current book titles include the following:

Editor-in-Chief, Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering, Third Edition (2000)

Editor-in-Chief, Standard Handbook of Audio and Radio Engineering, Second Edition (2001)

DTV Handbook, Third Edition (2001)

Video Displays (2000)

Editor, Interactive Television Demystified (2001)

Editor, Audio and Video Professional's Field Manual (2001)

Editor, Video and Television Engineers' Field Manual (2000)

Mr. Whitaker has lectured extensively on the topic of electronic systems design, installation, and maintenance. He is the former editorial director and associate publisher of Broadcast Engineering and Video Systems magazines, and a former radio station chief engineer and television news producer.

Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and an SBE-certified professional broadcast engineer. He is also a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

He has twice received a Jesse H. Neal Award Certificate of Merit from the Association of Business Publishers for editorial excellence. He has also been recognized as Educator of the Year by the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Mr. Whitaker resides in Morgan Hill, California.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Production Facility Design 1
Ch. 2 The Physical Nature of Sound 27
Ch. 3 Criteria for Acceptability of Acoustical Performance 45
Ch. 4 Sound Isolation 57
Ch. 5 Production Standards for High-Definition Video 73
Ch. 6 DTV-Related Raster-Scanning Standards 97
Ch. 7 Production Format Considerations 107
Ch. 8 Fiber Optic Devices and Systems 129
Ch. 9 Sync Generation and Distribution 161
Ch. 10 Video Signal Distribution 179
Ch. 11 Video Signal Processing 187
Ch. 12 Switching Systems for Signal Routing and Distribution 199
Ch. 13 Video Production Switching 213
Ch. 14 Studio Communications 231
Ch. 15 Staging and Lighting 241
Ch. 16 Video Tape Recording 257
Ch. 17 Magnetic Tape 293
Ch. 18 Motion Picture Film 305
Ch. 19 Film/Video Equipment 321
Ch. 20 Facility Infrastructure Issues 333
Ch. 21 Equipment Rack Enclosures and Devices 353
Ch. 22 Wiring Practices 377
Subject Index 401
About the Editor 407
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