Digital Television Fundamentals: Design and Installation of Video and Audio Systems (McGraw-Hill Video/audio Engineering)

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"Covers all major aspects of analog and digital professional/consumer products." - Jerry Whitaker, Editor in Chief, "Video Systems" magazine. "Detailed descriptions of algorithms, methods of coding/decoding. Highly recommended to everybody who deals with digital television production, digital video equipment design, or just wants to know exactly how it works." - Amazon.com reader review.The bestselling introduction to digital television technology - updated and expanded, "Digital Television Fundamentals, Second Edition, Design and Installation of Video and Audio Systems": explains all relevant SMPTE and CCIR-ITU standards Details SDTV and HDTV equipment compatibility issues and suggests transition scenarios from SDTV and DTV. New to this edition is: in-depth coverage of the DTV standard; digital/analog equipment issues; advances in digital distribution and processing; DTV systems and applications; digital audio updates; and transition scenarios to DTV.Starting with the basics of how television works, this keystone reference clarifies the entire subject of analog and digital signal formats and updates you on the latest standards, technologies, equipment, and issues. Perfect for engineers, technicians, and other professionals working in digital video and audio, "Digital Television Fundamentals" guides you through fundamentals and leads you through sophisticated applications and compatibility questions. As the most comprehensive and heavily illustrated DTV guide out there, this much-needed resource covers the breadth of the field. Page after page, you'll find writing that's accessible to nontechnical staff or those who just want to understand how digital transmission happens.Designed to make every day on your job go more smoothly and easily, "Digital Television Fundamentals" can help you: understand all aspects of the FCC DTV standard; convert systems from analog to digital; base costly technical decisions on solid information about where the industry is headed; work with all major types of digital video and audio equipment; handle bit-signal distribution and multiplexing; manage compression; explain and apply relevant SMPTE and CCIR-ITU standards; and conceive and design the DTV scenario best suited to your budget and requirements. Written for those who want a leg up in their understanding of digital television, "Digital Television Fundamentals" is a step ahead of the competition - in breadth, in timeliness, in completeness, and in clarity. It's the marker for digital professionals who want to lead the field and stay on top of their business.

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Some comments related to Chapter 11
In addition to the publisher's comments we would like to attract the attention of our readers to Chapter 11 of our book which takes 45 pages to detail the American DTV concept and the evolutionary process that resulted in its adoption thus making possible for the first time the achievement of several desirable goals such as:

- The mandatory use of digital technologies for signal processing, compression and transmisison in a 6 MHz channel as well as the gradual phasing out of analog NTSC transmissions by the year 2006.

- The accomodation of several picture and sound quality levels ranging from a single HDTV signal per channel with AC3 multi-channel sound capabilities down to multiple SDTV signals per channel or the transmission of data as chosen by the broadcaster.

- The revolutionary concept of computer/broadcast interoperability that has long eluded both camps.

A variety of topics related to the transition from analog NTSC to DTV in its many formats are discussed in detail.

About the Author:

Michel Poulin has gained his knowledge in the CBC Engineering laboratories, working for 14 years as a Technology Evaluation Engineer, then as a Supervising Engineer in charge of the Technology Evaluation Group. He is now with Leitch Technology International, in charge of the R & D laboratories and the Standards Compliance Group. He is an active participant in the SMPTE and IEEE standardization committee activities. He is a Fellow of the SMPTE. He is also co-author of the first edition of Digital Television Fundamentals, and lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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