Television today means moving pictures in colour with sound, brought to the viewer by terrestrial or satellite broadcast, cable or recording medium. The technique and processes necessary to create, record, deliver and display television pictures form the major part of this book.
Television Fundamentals is written in clear English, with a minimum of mathematics. Readers are taken, in a logical sequence of small steps, through the fundamental principles of the subject, with practical applications and a guide to troubleshooting included. Encoding, decoding, recording and transmission are treated in depth.
John Watkinson is an independent consultant in digital video, audio and data technology. He is a Fellow of the AES and presents lectures, conference papers and training courses worldwide. he is the author of numerous other Focal Press books, including: Compression in Video and Audio, The Art of Digital Audio and The Art of Digital Video (now in their second editions), the Art of Data Recording, An Introduction to Digital Audio, An Introduction to Digital Video, The Digital Video Tape Recorder and RDAT.
Table of Contents
Video concepts; Colour television; Digital video; Video interfacing; Video recording
'Television Fundamentals is a comprehensive reference source covering all aspects of digital, video, VTR and non-linear video editing amongst its subjects, and will act as a useful guide to anyone working in the television and broadcast industries.'
Lighting and Sound International
"...a valuble resource to those Engineers and Technicians wishing to consolidate their knowledge base..."
JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL MEDIA