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Compression in Video and Audio By John Watkinson (Reading, UK  International consultant in audio, video and data recording.)

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Digital compression is an important step forward in the field of broadcasting. Soon ten channels will replace the space currently occupied by one. This book aims to explain the technology behind this revolutionary advance.

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Compression in Video and Audio by John Watkinson (Reading, UK International consultant in audio, video and data recording.)

Compression technology has been employed for a long time, but until recently the technology was too complex for everyday applications. However, compression has now reached the stage where it can economically be applied to video and audio systems on a wide scale.



This book recognises the wide applications of compression by treating the subject from first principles without assuming any particular background for the reader. An introductory chapter is included which suggests some applications of compression and how it works in a simplified form. In addition a fundamentals chapter contains all of the background necessary to follow the rest of the book.

Theory is balanced with a wide range of practical applications in transmission and recording and throughout the book the reader will find notes of caution and outlines of various pitfalls for the unwary. Various descriptions are also included of the kinds of impairments which can result from the misuse of compression.

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 the Art of Digital Audio, the Art of Digital Video (both now in their second edition) and The Art of Data Recording, An Introduction to Digital Audio, An Introduction to Digital Video, The Digital Videotape recorder and RDAT. he is also co-author, with Francis Rumsey of The Digital Interface Handbook.

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'..a useful addition to the bookshelf, which provides everything you need to know
about compression.' - Image Technology, March 1996

About John Watkinson (Reading, UK International consultant in audio, video and data recording.)


John Watkinson is an independent international consultant in advanced applications of electronics to audiovisual and avionics systems. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, and the British Computer Society and is a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Elsevier books, including The Art of DigitalVideo, An Introduction to Digital Video, Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media, Television Fundamentals and The Art of the Helicopter.

Table of Contents


Introduction to compression; Fundamentals; Processing for compression; Audio compression; Video compression

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Compression in Video and Audio by John Watkinson (Reading, UK International consultant in audio, video and data recording.)
John Watkinson (Reading, UK International consultant in audio, video and data recording.)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1995-03-20
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0240513940
9780240513942
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