Digital Video Processing for Engineers

1st Edition

A Foundation for Embedded Systems Design

Print ISBN: 9780124157606
eBook ISBN: 9780124157613
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 10th October 2012
Page Count: 232
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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.

Key Features

  • Video processing is a must-have skill for engineers working on products and solutions for rapidly growing markets such as video surveillance, video conferencing, medical imaging, military imaging, digital broadcast equipment, displays and countless consumer electronics applications
  • This book is for engineers who need to develop video systems in their designs but who do not have video processing experience. It introduces the fundamental video processing concepts and skills in enough detail to get the job done, supported by reference designs, step-by-step FPGA- examples, core standards and systems architecture maps
  • Written by lead engineers at Altera Corp, a top-three global developer of digital video chip (FPGA) technology


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

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


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"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