Video Demystified


  • Keith Jack, Director of Product Marketing, Sigma Designs, Fremont, CA, USA


Hardware and software engineers and programmers working with the capture, storage, processing, manipulation, and/or transmission of video in digital form; multimedia designers; students; product managers, marketing managers, and sales people who need to understand digital video in order to sell or market their products; video content producers and distributors


Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7822-3


┬┐The book is a strong combination of introductory text and reference work on video. The contents are very academic and technical. It should be useful for practicing hardware developers and engineers and college students in related fields. It is recommended for academic libraries and special libraries serving these audiences.┬┐ ┬┐ Xu Peng, Business Librarian, Michigan State University Gast Business Library ┬┐I have never seen such a wealth of useful information about video signals as the author provides in this book. And with today┬┐s emphasis on multimedia computers, video-processing devices, and graphic add-in boards, the book in invaluable, whether you're a test engineering or a designer.┬┐ ┬┐ Test and Measurement World ┬┐Since there┬┐s so much to know about video ┬┐ techniques, coding, formats, protocols, signal shapes, connectors, pinouts and more ┬┐ I recommend an excellent, comprehensive book that I have seen on this topic. It is Video Demystified ┬┐ this 900-page book is great to have handy.┬┐ ┬┐ Bill Schweber, Editor, Planet Analog

Table of Contents

Ch 1: IntroductionCh 2; Introduction to VideoCh 3: Color SpacesCh 4: Video Signals OverviewCh 5: Analog Video InterfacesCh 6: Digital Video InterfacesCh 7: Digital Video ProcessingCh 8: NTSC/PAL/SECAM Overview Ch 9: NTSC and PAL Digital Encoding and DecodingCh 10: H.261 and H.263Ch 11: Consumer DV Video CompressionCh 12: MPEG-1 Video CompressionCh 13: MPEG-2 Video CompressionCh 14: MPEG-4 Video Compression, including H.264Ch 15: ATSC Digital TelevisionCh 16: OpenCable Digital TelevisionCh 17: DVB Digital TelevisionCh 18: ISDB Digital TelevisionCh 19: IPTVCh 20: GlossaryIndex