- Paperback: 944 pages
- Publisher: Newnes; 5th edition (May 14, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750683953
- ISBN-13: 978-0750683951
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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"Somewhere within the 759 pages of Keith Jack's $69.95 Video Demystified: Third Edition (ISBN 1-878707-56-6) is the answer to nearly every conceivable question involving analog and digital video. The author has not only assembled a tremendous amount of information, but also structured it in a manner that enables easy navigation. Video Demystified's incremental-complexity format enables you to explore the material to whatever degree you desire. Folks who want only a high-level overview can stop when they've satisfied their objectives and won't be frustrated by lots of upfront jargon, and those who want a deeper understanding can continue reading to their hearts' content.
Jack includes a list of references at the end of each chapter, along with a 50-pg glossary at the end of book. He's also bundled two CDs, containing an e-book version of the manuscript; a directory of still test images; source code for H.261, H.263, MPEG 1, and MPEG 2 video encoders and decoders; and image sequences at various resolutions for use as test-source material for the codecs.And not only for consumer digital video, but also for the various analog formats that are in widespread use throughout the world. That's where this book comes in."
"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 is invaluable, whether you're a test engineer or a designer."
--Test and Measurement World
"Video Demystified is a one-of-a-kind book. Anyone who designs multimedia or digital-video products will most certainly benefit from reading it."
"This is the kind of engineer1s source book you wish publishers would do more often. It contains a vast amount of information on the relationships between video and computer graphics--everything from the ba --PC Techniques
From the Back Cover
What doesn't have a video component nowadays? i-Pod, cell phone, computer, they all have video, and, of course, television which is a major source of our entertainment and information. Any engineer involved in designing, manufacturing, or testing video electronics needs this book!
Each edition of Video Demystified has sold thousands of copies and answered many questions for engineers across the globe. This fifth edition will keep you up-to-date on the use of next-generation video and audio codecs H.264, VC-1, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, etc. along with the all the latest information on how to convey and process related data, such as closed captioning, aspect ratio information, and the new xvYCC color space being widely adopted. All broadcast, cable, and satellite specifications are being updated to take advantage of these new codecs and standards.
*Latest information on how the new audio and video codecs are being used
*All broadcast, cable, and satellite standards completely updated
*Essential information for the upcoming transition of television signals from analog to digital
About the Author
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.
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