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Product Details

  • Series: Engineer-to-Engineer
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Intel Press (February 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971288755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971288751
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,859,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Scott Janus has ten years of experience in the ever-changing field of digital video. He has been a senior engineer on numerous hardware and software MPEG projects and currently contributes to the development and launch of Intel's graphics chipsets. His varied roles in the field of video have exposed him to a recurring set of technical questions from his fellow engineers—Scott answers these questions in this book.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rajat Ahuja on January 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book made me pursue the filed I'm now majoring in. Need I say more? I will, anyways.

I got a chance to read this book for free at a library, and after having read it almost cover to cover, I still feel like buying a copy to keep on my shelf (which I would have done, had the topic not been so fast-evolving).

Scott introduces the concepts of Digital Video with a historical introduction and goes on to explain not only the latest technologies in use today, including DVD, HDTV etc. but also intricate details of the MPEG encoding format, for the more technically-inclined reader.

Barring two intensively mathematical chapters, Scott explains everything in such a light-hearted and often funny way, that it holds your interest even for seemingly dry topics like VHS vs. Betacam.

It is obviously not possible to include extensive technical information on each and every topic in a couple of hundred pages. Also, it is true that most of this information is available online at various websites like HowStuffWorks.com. So if you are just looking for a particular topic, head there; or if you are looking for technical details, grab some technical papers on the relevant subject from IEEE publications. However, if you want an interesting overview of all video technologies around you in one book, this is the book you should read first.

Just one final word of caution: this book could be career-changing. It inspired me to leave my boring IT job and pursue graduate studies in (multimedia) signal processing.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 15, 2004
Format: Hardcover
There are plenty of websites where you can get much better information (which is why you will find many used books- 'like new' for less than half price!) After spending a premium price, I expected something more than compilation of common bits of information. Try searcing for keywords on search engines before buying this book.
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