Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering, 4th Edition by
Whitaker and Blair Benson (McGraw-Hill) Completely updated with more than 50%
new material, including new chapters on video networking and digital television
systems in the
This new edition features over 50% new material, most crucially multiple chapters on video networking technologies, new digital television and data broadcast standards (for both the
Within the last few years, the professional video industry in general and television in particular have experienced a period of explosive growth. Dramatic advancements in computer systems, imaging, display, and compression schemes have all vastly reshaped the technical landscape of the television medium. The products of a decade of work by scientists and engineers around the world are on the air. The transition from analog to digital television continues to accelerate. Numerous other advancements relating to the capture, processing, storage, transmission, and reception of video signals are rolling out at a record pace.These changes give rise to the fourth edition of the Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineering. This handbook continues the rich tradition of past offerings, which stretch back to the beginning of color television. The new edition is the latest publication in a series of major books dealing with video and television technology to be offered by McGraw-Hill.
Standard Handbook of Video and Television Engineeringexamines
the technologies of professional video for a wide range of applications. The
underlying technologies of both conventional (analog) and digital television
systems are examined, and extensive examples are provided of typical uses. New
developmental efforts also are explained and the benefits of the work are
is directed toward technical and engineering personnel involved in the design,
specification, installation, and maintenance of broadcast television systems and
nonbroadcast professional imaging systems. The basic principles of analog and
digital video are discussed, with emphasis on how the underlying technologies
influence the ultimate applications. Extensive references are provided to aid in
understanding the material presented.
Because of the rapidly changing nature of professional video in general, and
digital television in particular, McGraw-Hill and the Editor-in-Chief have
established an Internet site to support this book (www.tvhandbook.com).
Visitors can find news articles, revised chapters, new chapters, background
information, and links to video related organizations.
Extensive changes have been made in this fourth edition, primary among them are
the scope and organization of the handbook. Every effort has been made to
preserve the value and utility of the previous edition while providing a huge
amount of new information in an easy-to-use format. A CD-ROM has been included
to provide readers a level of background information unprecedented in the
history of this publication.
The practical limitations of page count in a book of this size makes it
impossible to include all of the information that an editor might wish. Such is
the case in the 4th edition of the Standard Handbook of Video and Television
Engineering. In order to greatly expand sections relating to video production
systems and digital television, material relating to RF engineering has not been
included in the current printed version. Instead, the following chapters from
the previous (3rd) edition are provided in electronic (Adobe Acrobat) form.
Previous editions of this handbook examined conventional television systems in
great detail. In recognition of the widespread deployment of digital television
worldwide, much of the detailed data relating to the NTSC, PAL, and SECAM
systems has not been repeated in the 4th edition in order to make room for new
material. Because of the high quality of the classic material and the
continuing need for it albeit on a less-frequent basis a number of important
chapters have been scanned from the 2nd edition and made available to readers
in the form of the accompanying CD-ROM.
Organizational Changes in the 4th Edition
In any large handbook, finding the information that a reader needs can be a
major undertaking. The sheer size of a 1300-plus page book makes finding a
specific table, reference, or tutorial section a challenge. For this reason, the
4th edition of this handbook has been organized into
essentially thirteen separate "books." The section titles listed in the
Table of Contents outline the scope of the handbook and each section is
self-contained. The section introductions include the following information:
It is the goal of this approach to make the book easier to use, and more useful
on the job. In addition, a master subject index is provided at the end of the
Readers are encouraged to explore the CD-ROM and Web site for background
information, and new and updated chapters. Taken together, the printed book,
CD-ROM, and Web site represent the most complete reference volume on video and
television engineering ever published.
The field of science encompassed by professional video is broad and exciting. It
is an area of growing importance to market segments of all types and of course
to the public. It is the intent of the Standard Handbook of Video and Television
Engineering to bring these diverse concepts and technologies together in an
Contributors: Oktay Alkin,
Edward W Allen, Fred Baumgartner, Terrence M. Baun, Oded Ben-Dov, K. Blair
Benson, Carl Bentz, H. Neal
Bertram, Michael Betts, James E. Blecksmith, B. W. Bomar, W Lyle
Brewer, J. A. Chambers, Michael W Dahlgren, William Daniel, Gene DeSantis, L. E.
Donovan, Steve Epstein, Donald G. Fink, Joseph F. Fisher, Susan A. R. Garrod, J.
J. Gibson, Charles P. Ginsburg, Peter Gloeggler, James E. Goldman, Beverley R.
Gooch, Marl Grossman, John
Hartnett, Cecil Harrison, R. A. Hedler, Douglas J. Hennessy, L. H. Hoke, Jr.,
Robert Jull, Scott
Johnson, Charles A. Kase, Karl Kinast, J. D. Knox, Charles J.
Kuca, Anthony H. Lind, Kenneth G. Lisk, L. L. Maninger. Kishore Manghnani. D. E.
Manners. Donald C. McCroskey. Renville H. McMann. D. Stevens McVoy. James
Michene.r W. G. Miller. R. A. Momberger. Robert A. Morris. Chandy Nilakantan.
John Norgard. C. Robert Paulson. R. J. Peffer. Robert H. Perry. Skip Pizzi. Ken
Praba, Dalton H. Pritchard, Wilbur L. Pritchard, Bruce Rayner, J. D.
Robbins, Alan R. Robertson, Ulrich L. Rohde, Richard Rudman, Donald L. Say, Sol
Sherr, Joseph L.
Stern, Robert A. Surette, Peter D. Symes, S. Tantaratana, Ernest J. Tarnai,
Laurence J. Thorpe, John T. Wilner, Carlton Winkler, Fred Wylie, J. G. Zahnen, and Rodger E.
Additional updates relating to video engineering in general, and this book in
particular, can be found at the Standard Handbook of Video and Television
Engineering web site:
web site supports the professional video community with news, updates, and
product information relating to the broadcast, post production, and
business/industrial applications of digital video.
Check the site regularly for news, updated chapters, and special events related
to video engineering. The technologies encompassed by the Standard Handbook of
Video and Television Engineering are changing rapidly, with new standards
proposed and adopted each month. Changing market conditions and regulatory
issues are adding to the rapid flow of news and information in this area.
Specific services found at
In addition to the resources outlined above, detailed information is available
on other books in the McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Series.
Contents: Contributors Preface Section 1: Light, Vision, and Photometry Chapter
1.1: Light and the Visual Mechanism Chapter 1.2: Photometric Quantities Section
2: Color Vision, Representation, and Reproduction Chapter 2.1: Principles of
Color Vision Chapter 2.2: The CIE Color System Chapter 2.3: Application of
Visual Properties Chapter 2.4: Essential Video System Characteristics Chapter
2.5: Space and Time Components of Video Signals Section 3: Optical Components
and Systems Chapter 3.1: Geometric Optics Chapter 3.2: Fundamental Optical
Elements Section 4: Digital Coding and Signal Processing Chapter 4.1:
Analog/Digital Signal Conversion Chapter 4.2: Digital Filters Chapter 4.3:
Digital Modulation Chapter 4.4: Digital Video Sampling Chapter 4.5: DSP Devices
and Systems Section 5: Electron Optics and Deflection Chapter 5.1: Electron
Optics Chapter 5.2: Electrostatic Deflection Chapter 5.3: Electromagnetic
Deflection Chapter 5.4: Distortion Correction Circuits Section 6: Video Cameras
Chapter 6.1: Camera Tubes Chapter 6.2: Camera Operating Principles Chapter 6.3:
CCD Devices Chapter 6.4: Camera Design Trends Section 7: Monochrome and Color
Image Display Devices Chapter 7.1: CRT Display Devices Chapter 7.2: Projection
Display Systems Chapter 7.3: Flat Panel Displays Section 8: Video Recording
Systems Chapter 8.1: Properties of Magnetic Materials Chapter 8.2: Video
Recording Fundamentals Chapter 8.3: Magnetic Tape Chapter 8.4: Video Tape
Recording Chapter 8.5: Video Server Systems Chapter 8.6: DVD Devices and Systems
Section 9: Production Standards, Equipment, and System Design Chapter 9.1:
Production Standards for High-Definition Video Chapter 9.2: DTV-Related
Raster-Scanning Standards Chapter 9.3: Production Format Considerations Chapter
9.4: Production Facility Design Chapter 9.5: Digital System Architectures
Chapter 9.6: Sync Generation and Distribution Chapter 9.7: Video Signal
Distribution Chapter 9.8: Video Signal Processing Chapter 9.9: Switching Systems
for Signal Routing and Distribution Chapter 9.10: Video Production Switching
Chapter 9.11: Studio Communications Chapter 9.12: Staging and Lighting Chapter
9.13: Facility Infrastructure Issues Chapter 9.14: Fiber Optic Devices and
Systems Chapter 9.15: Equipment Rack Enclosures and Devices Chapter 9.16: Wiring
Practices Chapter 9.17: UPS Power Systems Chapter 9.18: Disaster Planning and
Recovery for Broadcast Facilities Section 10: Film for Video Applications
Chapter 10.1: Motion Picture Film Chapter 10.2: Film/Video Equipment Section 11:
Compression Technologies for Video and Audio Chapter 11.1: The Principles of
Video Compression Chapter 11.2: JPEG Video Compression System Chapter 11.3: MPEG
Video Compression Systems Chapter 11.4: ATSC DTV System Video Compression
Guidelines Chapter 11.5: Compression System Constraints and Performance Issues
Chapter 11.6: Audio Compression Systems Section 12: Networking Principles,
Protocols, and Systems Chapter 12.1: Network Concepts Chapter 12.2: Serial
Digital Video Systems Chapter 12.3: Video Networking Systems Chapter 12.4:
AES/EBU Interface Protocol Section 13: Digital Television Transmission Systems
Chapter 13.1: The ATSC DTV System Chapter 13.2: DTV Service Multiplex and
Transport Systems Chapter 13.3: DTV Audio Encoding and Decoding
Chapter 13.4: DTV Program and System Information Protocol Chapter 13.5: DTV Closed Captioning Chapter 13.6: DTV Data Broadcasting Chapter 13.7: Media and Metadata Management Chapter 13.8: Interactive Television Chapter 13.9: The DVB Standard
Subject Index About the Editors On the CD-ROM
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