Digital Video and HD

Digital Video and HD

Algorithms and Interfaces

1st Edition - December 16, 2002

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  • Authors: Charles Poynton, Charles Poynton
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080504308

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Description

Rapidly evolving computer and communications technologies have achieved data transmission rates and data storage capacities high enough for digital video. But video involves much more than just pushing bits! Achieving the best possible image quality, accurate color, and smooth motion requires understanding many aspects of image acquisition, coding, processing, and display that are outside the usual realm of computer graphics. At the same time, video system designers are facing new demands to interface with film and computer system that require techniques outside conventional video engineering.Charles Poynton's 1996 book A Technical Introduction to Digital Video became an industry favorite for its succinct, accurate, and accessible treatment of standard definition television (SDTV). In Digital Video and HDTV, Poynton augments that book with coverage of high definition television (HDTV) and compression systems.For more information on HDTV Retail markets, go to: http://www.insightmedia.info/newsletters.php#hdtv

Key Features

With the help of hundreds of high quality technical illustrations, this book presents the following topics:

* Basic concepts of digitization, sampling, quantization, gamma, and filtering
* Principles of color science as applied to image capture and display
* Scanning and coding of SDTV and HDTV
* Video color coding: luma, chroma (4:2:2 component video, 4fSC composite video)
* Analog NTSC and PAL
* Studio systems and interfaces
* Compression technology, including M-JPEG and MPEG-2
* Broadcast standards and consumer video equipment

Readership

Engineers, programmers, and computer graphics professionals who work in fields (such as film and software and game design) that encompasses video for entertainment as well as non-broadcast, non-entertainment applications in business, science, and education, including teleconferencing, Web-based training, sales and marketing presentations, and exploration.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
    List of Figures
    List of Tables
    Preface

    Part 1 - Introduction
    Chapter 1 - Raster Images
    Chapter 2 - Quantization
    Chapter 3 - Brightness Contrast Controls
    Chapter 4 - Raster Images in Computing
    Chapter 5 - Raster Scanning
    Chapter 6 - Image Structure
    Chapter 7 - Resolution
    Chapter 8 - Constant Luminance
    Chapter 9 - Rendering Intent
    Chapter 10 - Introduction to Luma Chroma
    Chapter 11 - Introduction to Component SDTV
    Chapter 12 - Introduction to Composite NTSC PAL
    Chapter 13 - Introduction to HDTV
    Chapter 14 - Introduction to Compression
    Chapter 15 - Digital Video Interfaces

    Part 2 - Principles
    Chapter 16 - Filtering and Sampling
    Chapter 17 - Resampling, Interpolation, and decimation
    Chapter 18 - Image Digitization and Reconstruction
    Chapter 19 - Perception and Visual Acuity
    Chapter 20 - Luminance and Lightness
    Chapter 21 - The CIE System of Colorimetry
    Chapter 22 - Color Science for Video
    Chapter 23 - Gamma
    Chapter 24 - Luma and Color Differences
    Chapter 25 - Component Video Color Coding for SDTV
    Chapter 26 - Component Video Color Coding for HDTV
    Chapter 27 - NTSC PAL Chroma Modulation
    Chapter 28 - NTSC PAL Frequency Interleaving
    Chapter 29 - NTSC Y'IQ System
    Chapter 30 - Frame, Field, Line, and Sample Rates
    Chapter 31 - Timecode
    Chapter 32 - Video Signal Structure
    Chapter 33 - Digital Sync., TRS, Ancillary Data, and Interface
    Chapter 34 - Analog SDTV Sync, Genlock, and Interface
    Chapter 35 - Videotape Recording
    Chapter 36 - 2-3 Pulldown
    Chapter 37 - Deinterlacing

    Part 3 - Video Compression
    Chapter 38 - JPEG and Motion-JPEG Compression
    Chapter 39 - MPEG-2 Video Compression

    Part 4 - Studio Standards
    Chapter 40 - 525/59.94 Component Video
    Chapter 41 - 525/59.94 NTSC Composite Video
    Chapter 42 - 625/50 Component Video
    Chapter 43 - 625/50 PAL Composite Video
    Chapter 44 - SDTV Test Signals
    Chapter 45 - 1280x720 HDTV
    Chapter 46 - 1920x1080 HDTV
    Chapter 47 - Electrical and Mechanical Interfaces

    Part 5 - Broadcast Consumer Video
    Chapter 48 - Analog NTSC nbsp; PAL Broadcast Standards
    Chapter 49 - Consumer Analog NTSC PAL
    Chapter 50 - Digital Television Broadcast Standards

    Appendices
    A - YUV and Luminance Considered Harmful
    B - Introduction to Radiometry Photometry
    C - Glossary of Video Signal Terms

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 736
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2002
  • Published: December 16, 2002
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080504308

About the Authors

Charles Poynton

Charles Poynton is an independent contractor specializing in digital color imaging systems, including digital video, HDTV, and digital cinema. A Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Poynton was awarded the Society’s prestigious David Sarnoff Gold Medal for his work to integrate video technology with computing and communications. Poynton is the author of the widely respected book, A Technical Introduction to Digital Video, published in 1996. Engineers (SMPTE), and in 1994 was awarded the Society's David Sarnoff Gold Medal for his work to integrate video technology with computing and communications. He is also the author of A Technical Introduction to Digital Video.

Affiliations and Expertise

is an independent contractor specializing in digital color imaging systems, including digital video, HDTV, and digital cinema. A Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Poynton was awarded the Society’s prestigious David Sarnoff Gold Medal for his work to integrate video technology with computing and communications.

Charles Poynton

Charles Poynton is an independent contractor specializing in digital color imaging systems, including digital video, HDTV, and digital cinema. A Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Poynton was awarded the Society’s prestigious David Sarnoff Gold Medal for his work to integrate video technology with computing and communications. Poynton is the author of the widely respected book, A Technical Introduction to Digital Video, published in 1996. Engineers (SMPTE), and in 1994 was awarded the Society's David Sarnoff Gold Medal for his work to integrate video technology with computing and communications. He is also the author of A Technical Introduction to Digital Video.

Affiliations and Expertise

is an independent contractor specializing in digital color imaging systems, including digital video, HDTV, and digital cinema. A Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Poynton was awarded the Society’s prestigious David Sarnoff Gold Medal for his work to integrate video technology with computing and communications.

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