Practical Digital Video With Programming Examples in C

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Practical Digital Video with Programming Examples in C Written by an innovator in motion video, this practical, user-friendly guide synthesizes all the vital elements of PC motion video technology in an accessible, nonmathematical way. It helps software developers gain a comprehensive working knowledge of video and multimedia programming. Requiring an essential understanding of electronics and PCs, the book includes twenty software examples with source code to demonstrate state-of-the-art technology and the use ...
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Overview

Practical Digital Video with Programming Examples in C Written by an innovator in motion video, this practical, user-friendly guide synthesizes all the vital elements of PC motion video technology in an accessible, nonmathematical way. It helps software developers gain a comprehensive working knowledge of video and multimedia programming. Requiring an essential understanding of electronics and PCs, the book includes twenty software examples with source code to demonstrate state-of-the-art technology and the use of commercial products. This unique resource:
* Details the differences between graphical and natural images, and the reasons for compressing image data
* Describes and compares various kinds of computer displays, including their suitability to natural video
* Explains various methods of color representation and their particular uses in multimedia
* Highlights major data compression techniques and their application in multimedia
* Discusses the full range of available video storage techniques
* Presents several PC video hardware systems and illustrates their effective use
* Covers two mainstream PC video environments--Microsoft Video for Windows and Apple Quicktime
* Spotlights the various ways of processing video information
* Includes detailed references for major digital video standards and storage formats

This practical text explains all aspects of digital video technology from a programming point of view. Avoiding heavy mathematical theory, the book synthesizes all the basics of this emerging field including the technology, the products, the standards, and the countless software and hardware possibilities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471310150
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/13/1994
  • Series: Wiley Professional Computing Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 522
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

About the author PHILLIP E. MATTISON works in the Video Components Division at Intel as a Technical Marketing Engineer, developing components for digital video and multimedia applications. His experience in the semiconductor industry includes marketing; applications, design and architecture engineering; and various phases of manufacturing support Mr. Mattison has developed PC graphics components, including VGA controllers and IBM 8514A-compatible hardware and software, and holds three patents for innovations in this field.
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Table of Contents

The Evolution of Information.

Video Fundamentals.

Computer Display Systems.

Color Representation.

Data Compression Techniques.

Video Data Storage.

Motion Video Capture Hardware.

Motion Video Software Environment.

Video Image Processing Techniques.

JPEG Image Compression Standard.

MPEG Video Compression Standard.

H.261 Video Compression Standard.

Appendices.

Further Reading.

Index.

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