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From Light to Pixels

The new edition of CCTV, a high-level professional reference, is expanded to cover all video compression techniques used in the ever-increasing assortment of digital video recorders (DVRs) available on the market today. In addition to demystifying DVR technology, the third edition also clarifies the technology of data networking and explains various compression techniques. Along with all this, the book retains the particulars that made the previous editions convenient and valuable, including details of CCD cameras, lenses, coaxial cables, fiber-optics, and system design.


Security system designers, dealers, and  installers; security managers; security consultants

Hardbound, 616 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-404557-6


  • "...the book is well written and highly informative. Anyone seeking in-depth knowledge on CCTV will find it a worthwhile investment in terms of both time and money." - Security Management

    "CCTV is worth the money for anyone involved in the CCTV industry, including designers, installers, sales staff, security managers, consultants, and manufacturers." - Security Insider


  • SI Units of MeasurementLight and TelevisionOptics in CCTVGeneral characteristics of TV SystemsCCTV Cameras; MonitorsVideo Processing EquipmentVideo RecordersDigital Video RecordersTransmission MediaNetworkingAuxiliary Equipment in CCTVCCTV System DesignThe CCTV Test Chart


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