Video Demystified (Demystifying Technology Series) / Edition 4

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Master video system design with the NEW THIRD EDITION of this essential reference! This book is the "bible" for digital video hardware engineers and programmers worldwide, as it contains detailed video information difficult to find elsewhere. The third edition has been completely updated with new chapters on analog and digital video interfaces, H.261 and H.263, consumer DV, and DTV. This is by far the most informative analog and digital video reference available. If you work with video, you need this reference on your shelf!

Keith Jack has designed more than 25 video and multimedia integrated circuits for such companies as Brooktree and Harris Corporation. He was the designer of the world’s first single-chip NTSC/PAL digital encoder/decoder and holds two video processing patents. He is currently director of product marketing for Sigma Designs.

* Provides international coverage by including European, Asian, and North/South American video standards, methods, and techniques

* Contains expanded coverage of digital video processing technologies, video compression, digital video interfaces, and the MPEG1 and MPEG2 standards

* Includes two CDs which provide video test files for MPEG1, MPEG2, H261, and H263 and an electronic version of the book

Audience: Hardware and software engineers working on projects involving the capture, storage, processing, manipulation, and/or transmission of video in digital form.

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A guide to the intricacies of video-computer system design, covering the essentials of video standards and applications, design architectures, video processing requirements, color space conversion, digital encoding/decoding techniques, and video data compression/decompression standards. Published by HighText Publications Inc., 125 N. Acacia Ave., Suite 110, Solano Beach, CA 92075. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750678223
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Demystifying Technology Series
  • Edition description: Book & CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 960
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.16 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Jack is the director of marketing for Innovision Labs and has been the chief engineering architect for numerous video and multimedia ICs for PC and consumer markets. He lives in Cupertino, California.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Introduction to video 6
Ch. 3 Color spaces 15
Ch. 4 Video signals overview 35
Ch. 5 Analog video interfaces 66
Ch. 6 Digital video interfaces 100
Ch. 7 Digital video processing 202
Ch. 8 NTSC, PAL, and SECAM overview 265
Ch. 9 NTSC and PAL digital encoding and decoding 394
Ch. 10 H.261 and H.263 472
Ch. 11 Consumer DV 519
Ch. 12 MPEG-1 543
Ch. 13 MPEG-2 581
Ch. 14 MPEG-4 and H.264 736
Ch. 15 ATSC digital television 760
Ch. 16 OpenCable digital television 778
Ch. 17 DVB digital television 796
Ch. 18 ISDB digital television 816
Ch. 19 IPTV 831
Ch. 20 Glossary 841
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