Practical Digital Video With Programming Examples in C

Practical Digital Video With Programming Examples in C

by Phillip E. Mattison, Mattison
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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 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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471310150
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/13/1994
Series:
Wiley Professional Computing Series
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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