Video Demystified

Video Demystified

4th Edition - September 7, 2004

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  • Author: Keith Jack
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080481623

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This international bestseller and essential reference is the "bible" for digital video engineers and programmers worldwide. This is by far the most informative analog and digital video reference available, includes the hottest new trends and cutting-edge developments in the field.Video Demystified, Fourth Edition is a "one stop" reference guide for the various digital video technologies. The fourth edition is completely updated with all new chapters on MPEG-4, H.264, SDTV/HDTV, ATSC/DVB, and Streaming Video (Video over DSL, Ethernet, etc.), as well as discussions of the latest standards throughout. The accompanying CD-ROM is updated to include a unique set of video test files in the newest formats.

Key Features

*This essential reference is the "bible" for digital video engineers and programmers worldwide
*Contains all new chapters on MPEG-4, H.264, SDTV/HDTV, ATSC/DVB, and Streaming Video
*Completely revised with all the latest and most up-to-date industry standards


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

Table of Contents

  • Ch 1: Introduction
    Ch 2; Introduction to Video
    Ch 3: Color Spaces
    Ch 4: Video Signals Overview
    Ch 5: Analog Video Interfaces
    Ch 6: Digital Video Interfaces
    Ch 7: Digital Video Processing
    Ch 8: NTSC/PAL/SECAM Overview
    Ch 9: NTSC and PAL Digital Encoding and Decoding
    Ch 10: H.261 and H.263
    Ch 11: Consumer DV Video Compression
    Ch 12: MPEG-1 Video Compression
    Ch 13: MPEG-2 Video Compression
    Ch 14: MPEG-4 Video Compression, including H.264
    Ch 15: ATSC Digital Television
    Ch 16: OpenCable Digital Television
    Ch 17: DVB Digital Television
    Ch 18: ISDB Digital Television
    Ch 19: IPTV
    Ch 20: Glossary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 960
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2004
  • Published: September 7, 2004
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080481623

About the Author

Keith Jack

Keith Jack is Director of Product Marketing at Sigma Designs. Sigma Designs develops and markets high-performance, highly-integrated System-on-a-Chip (SoC) semiconductors for IPTV Set-top Boxes, Blu-ray and HD DVD Players/Recorders, HDTVs, Digital Media Adapters, and Portable Media Players. Prior to joining Sigma Designs, Mr. Jack held various marketing and chip design positions at Harris Semiconductor, Brooktree, and Rockwell International. He has been involved in over 40 multimedia chips for the consumer market.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Product Marketing, Sigma Designs, Fremont, CA, USA

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