Digital Video Processing for Engineers

A Foundation for Embedded Systems Design

By

  • Suhel Dhanani, Altera Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA
  • Michael Parker, Senior DSP Technical Marketing Manager, Altera Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA

Any device or system with imaging functionality requires a digital video processing solution as part of its embedded system design. Engineers need a practical guide to technology basics and design fundamentals that enables them to deliver the video component of complex projects.

This book introduces core video processing concepts and standards, and delivers practical how-to guidance for engineers embarking on digital video processing designs using FPGAs. It covers the basic topics of video processing in a pictorial, intuitive manner with minimal use of mathematics. Key outcomes and benefits of this book for users include: understanding the concepts and challenges of modern video systems; architect video systems at a system level; reference design examples to implement your own high definition video processing chain; understand implementation trade-offs in video system designs.

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Audience

Electronic design and implementation engineers, software engineers, hardware engineers, system engineers and students with limited or no VP/DSP experience.

 

Book information

  • Published: October 2012
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415760-6

Reviews

"Parker and Dhanani…explain basic concepts and applications of video technology so engineers can either build their own video systems or integrate third-party video technology into their products. Their treatment might also be useful to people who need to know the basics but not the details for technical marketing and sales, and to executives in the many business that require video technology."--Reference and Research Book News, December 2012




Table of Contents

Introduction; Components of a digital video signal; Resolution and Formats; Video Interfaces; Video Processing; Scaling; De-interlacing; Mixing (Alpha Blending); Sensor processing for image sensors; Entropy and Quantization; Lossy and Lossless Compression; Video Compression Standards and Quality; Video Modulation & Transport; Video over IP; Implementing HD ASICs and FPGAs; Video Bottleneck; Building an HD Video system; Synchronization Issues; Audio; IP Reuse; Debugging Video Systems