How Video Works: From Analog to High Definition (2nd Revised edition)

How Video Works: From Analog to High Definition (2nd Revised edition)

By: Diana Weynand (author), Vance Piccin (author), Marcus Weise (author)Paperback

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How Video Works has been a bible for professionals in the video world since 1985. It offers easy to understand explanations of the entire world of video. A complete guide from analog video to all the new digital technologies, including HD, compression, and encoding. This book is a must-have for any broadcast or video production department. It is also perfect for the new video technician or non-tech creative professional who is just beginning to discover the digital world. Update your library with the brand new version of an industry standard.

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About Author

Marcus Weise has over thirty-five years experience in the television industry. Since 2001 he has been working for the CBS Television Network at Television City in Hollywood as an A.D./Editor in the High Definition online suite preparing shows for network broadcast. As an expert in the new digital technology, he has operated in both production and post production as an Associate Director and a Technical Consultant. With the ability to organize and troubleshoot, and a background in budgeting, personnel and scheduling, he has set up new productions from the start and helped to rescue shows that have gotten off track. He has also been responsible for the design, construction, and operation of studio facilities. Technically his expertise covers design, construction, and operation of production and post production studios. His experience in production is extensive in sitcoms, variety, reality, soap operas and sports. He has long established working relationships with most of the major post production facilities in the Los Angeles area and a thorough knowledge of the current and newly emerging production and post production equipment and techniques. In association with Weynand Training in Los Angeles he has helped train personnel for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in the operation of production and post production facilities in Hollywood, San Francisco, and New York. He is the coauthor of How Video Works, 2nd edition (Focal Press). Diana Weynand is an award winning producer, director, editor, and co-founder of Weynand Training International (, an Apple Authorized Training Center and leader in training and curriculum development for emerging technologies. Diana was supervising editor for "The Barbara Walters Specials," directed and co-produced the Emmy nominated PBS series, ^3Cinematic Eye,^2 and was online editor for "Real World." She is author of four best selling books on Final Cut Pro and co-author of "The Secrets of Videoblogging." Diana also writes on High Definition production.


Weynand: How Video Works Table of Contents Chapter 1 - Introduction Video Evolution Analog and Digital Video Applications About This Book Chapter 2 - Electronic Photography Tube Cameras Scanning the Image Displaying the Image CCD Cameras Camera Chips Chapter 3 - Scanning Video Lines Blanking Fields Black and White Specifications Chapter 4 - Synchronizing the Analog Signal Synchronizing Generators Synchronizing Pulses Drive Pulses Blanking Pulses Horizontal Blanking Vertical Blanking Vertical Synchronizing Pulses Color Subcarrier Cross Pulse Display Other Signal Outputs Vertical Interval Signals Chapter 5 - The Transmitted Signal Chapter 6 - Color Video Additive and Subtractive Primary and Secondary Colors The Color System Harmonics NTSC Color Transmission NTSC Color Frame Rate Vectors Color Burst Chrominance and Luminance Color Difference Signals I and Q Vectors Other Color Standards Chapter 7 - Monitoring the Color Image The Human Eye Color Bars The Monochrome Image PLUGE Bars Color Image Video Displays DLP LCD LCoS SED Plasma Chapter 8 - Analog Waveform Monitors Graticule Signal Components on Graticule Waveform Display Controls Signal Measurement Filters Reference Inputs Display Combining Setups Viewing Color Bars Viewing an Image Chapter 9 - Analog Vectorscopes Graticule Axes Vector Readings Setup Controls Input Selections Calibration Active Video PAL Signal Other Scopes Chapter 10 - The Encoded Signal Analog and Digital Encoding Analog Encoding Process Analog Composite Signal Analog Component Signal Digital Encoding Process Digital Composite Signals Digital Component Signal Transcoding Encoding and Compression Chapter 11 - Digital Theory Analog Video Digital Video Sampling Rate Computer Processing Binary System Digital Stream Serial Digital Interface Chapter 12 - Digital Television Standards Standards Organizations Standards Criteria Image Resolution Aspect Ratios Pixel Aspect Ratio Interlace and Progressive Scan Modes Frame Rate Standards Categories Conventional Definition Television (CDTV) Digital Television Categories (DTV) High Definition Television (HDTV) Standard Definition Television (SDTV) Enhanced Definition Television (EDTV) Digital Television Standards Chapter 13 - High Definition Video Non-Picture Data Vertical Ancillary Data (VANC) Horizontal Ancillary Data (HANC) Metadata Chapter 14 - Digital Scopes Digital Signal Dual Digital Scope Overview WFM601 Monitor Overview Video Display Video In Sweep Reference Menu Section Chapter 15 - Compression Lossless Compression Lossy Compression Data Reduction Intraframe Compression Data Transmission Limitations Bit Rates Constant Bit Rates Variable Bit Rates JPEG Compression JPEG 2000 Motion JPEG Compression MPEG Compression The MPEG Process I Frames P Frames B Frames The Group of Pictures (GOP) IP Method IBP Method Profiles and Levels Main Profile at Main Level Video Encoding and Compression MPEG Variations MPEG 1 MPEG-4 MPEG-4 Compression Process Problems Introduced During Compression Compression Artifacts Compression for Broadband, Cell Phones, and Handheld Devices DVB-S and DVB S-2 DVB-C DVB-T DVB-H DMB ISDB Wi-Fi and WiMAX Chapter 16 - Image Acquisition and Recording Formats Magnetic Recording Control Track Signal-to-Noise Ratio Magnetic Tape Metal Tape Modulation and Demodulation in Analog Recording Erasing Media Magnetic Video Recording Formats Other Recording Formats Hard Drives and RAID Systems RAID Levels Servers Computer Generated Images (CGI) Chapter 17 - Optical Media Optical Recording Optical Reproduction Optical Formats Types of Optical Media CD DVD Chapter 18 - Timecode Chapter 19 - Audio for Video Chapter 20 - Overview of Operations VTR and VCR Components Operational Controls Analog Tape Playback Analog Playback Procedures Horizontal Blanking Vertical Blanking Video Recording Signal Timing Insert and Assemble Editing Digital Playback and Recording Chapter 21 - Test Signals, Displays, and Media Problems

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780240809335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 316
  • ID: 9780240809335
  • weight: 589
  • ISBN10: 0240809335
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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