Video Recording Technology / Edition 1

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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.

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Explains the technical details and applications associated with video recording technology. Covers the recent transition from analog to digital products, recorder formats, heads and scanners, tape decks, disk drives, signal processing, editing, tape recorder products, disk recorder products, and trends. This overview assists video and broadcast engineers in appreciating current recorder developments and application, and in making technical decisions about recorders for industry, home, and school. Not a repair manual. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780890062753
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1999
  • Series: Artech House Audio and Video Library
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Arch C. Luther is president of Arch Luther Associates in Jenner, California. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Luther holds 32 patents gained during his 38-year career in broadcast engineering at RCA, and is the author of ten books, including Video Camera Technology and Principles of Digital Audio and Video, both published by Artech House. He has won both the SMPTE David Sarnoff Gold Medal and RCA David Sarnoff Gold Medal for Outstanding Technical Achievement.

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Table of Contents

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.

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