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Counter The acclaimed industry 'bible'. It is used as a standard professional reference work and written by the leading expert in the field, John Watkinson. The information is presented in his usual clear style with the minimum of equations. The very latest technology in a converged media age is covered including computing aspects of digital video, digital video broadcasting and video principles, colorimetry and picture principles and progressive versus interface scanning.

As the worlds of film, digital imaging and computing converge constant re-skilling within these industries is vital and the Art of Digital Video addresses this need.


This third edition takes into account the very latest technology in a converged media age. New material includes:

* More on the computing aspects of digital video
* New chapters on digital video broadcasting and video principles
* More on basic colorimetry and picture principles
* Progressive versus interface scanning

John Watkinson is an international consultant in audio, video and data recording. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the British Computer Society and a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars, conference papers and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Focal Press books, including: the Kraszna-Krausz award winning MPEG-2 The Art of Digital Audio An Introduction to Digital Video The Art of Sound Reproduction An Introduction to Digital Audio TV Fundamentals and Audio for Television. He is also co-author, with Francis Rumsey, of The Digital Interface Handbook, and contributor to the Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook, 3rd edition.

· The 'Bible' of Digital Video
· Keep abreast of the all new technology
· Learn first hand from the leading expert in this field

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Digital video