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From the fundamentals of video recorders, to the latest advances in disk recording, DVD, and optical techniques, here is your one-stop guide to understanding the technical details and applications associated with video recording technology. Authored by a foremost authority in the field, this up-to-date, comprehensive reference covers the entire range of the technology, from home and professional models ? to tape and disk recorders ? to the recent transition from analog to digital products, and helps you understand how the technology is applied to broadcasting, computers, telecommunications, and more.
"...from the fundamentals of video recorders to the latest advances in disk recording, DVD & optical techniques, this up-to-date guide explains the technical details & applications for a wide range of video recording technology.
Video Fundamentals: Video Systems. Recording Requirements. Video Signal Properties. Analog Video. Digital Video. Video Signal Standards. Audio Signals. Digital TV. Recording Fundamentals: Introduction to Recording. Magnetic Recording Fundamentals. Optical Recording. Tapes, Disks, and Records: Tapes, Magnetic Tape Records. Disks. Disk Records. Heads and Helical Scanners: Magnetic Heads. Helical Scanners. Optical Heads. Tape Decks: The Typical Tape Deck. Properties of Tape. Tape Deck Components. Interfacing to a Scanner. Servomechanisms. Cassettes. Cassette Loading Mechanisms. Disk Drives: The Typical Disk Drive. Magnetic Disk Drives. Optical Disk Drives. Recorder Signal Processing: Introduction. Preamps and Drivers. Modulation and Demodulation. Video Compression. Audio Compression. Time-Base Correction. Digital Error Protection. Digital Data Formatting. Editing: Production-Postproduction. Editing Principles. Linear Editing—Videotape. Nonlinear Editing—Disk. Picture Quality Issues in Editing. Specific Editor Designs. Video Servers. Recorder System Features: Packaging. Synchronization. Control. Remote Control. Signal Interfaces. User Interfaces. Tape Recorder Products: Introduction. Analog Recorders. Digital Recorders. Disk Recorder Products: Introduction. The Compact Disc. Digital Versatile Disc. Laser Video Disc. Trends in Recording: Technologies. Recorders. Glossary. Bibliography, Index.