Digital Video and HD, 2nd Edition

Digital Video and HD: Algorithms and Interfaces provides a one-stop shop for the theory and engineering of digital video systems. Equally accessible to video engineers and those working in computer graphics, Charles Poynton’s revision to his classic text covers emergent compression systems, including H.264 and VP8/WebM, and augments detailed information on JPEG, DVC, and MPEG-2 systems. This edition also introduces the technical aspects of file-based workflows and outlines the emerging domain of metadata, placing it in the context of digital video processing.

With the help of hundreds of high quality technical illustrations, this book presents the following topics:

  • Basic concepts of digitization, sampling, quantization, gamma, and filtering
  • Principles of color science as applied to image capture and display
  • Scanning and coding of SDTV and HDTV
  • Video color coding: luma, chroma (4:2:2 component video, 4fSC composite video)
  • Analog NTSC and PAL
  • Studio systems and interfaces
  • Compression technology, including M-JPEG and MPEG-2
  • Broadcast standards and consumer video equipment

Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction
Chapter 1. Raster Images
Chapter 2. Quantization
Chapter 3. Brightness Contrast Controls
Chapter 4. Raster Images in Computing
Chapter 5. Raster Scanning
Chapter 6. Image Structure
Chapter 7. Resolution
Chapter 8. Constant Luminance
Chapter 9. Rendering Intent
Chapter 10. Introduction to Luma Chroma
Chapter 11. Introduction to Component SDTV
Chapter 12. Introduction to Composite NTSC PAL
Chapter 13. Introduction to HDTV
Chapter 14. Introduction to Compression
Chapter 15. Digital Video Interfaces

Part 2: Principles
Chapter 16. Filtering and Sampling
Chapter 17. Resampling, Interpolation, and decimation
Chapter 18. Image Digitization and Reconstruction
Chapter 19. Perception and Visual Acuity
Chapter 20. Luminance and Lightness
Chapter 21. The CIE System of Colorimetry
Chapter 22. Color Science for Video
Chapter 23. Gamma
Chapter 24. Luma and Color Differences
Chapter 25. Component Video Color Coding for SDTV
Chapter 26. Component Video Color Coding for HDTV
Chapter 27. NTSC PAL Chroma Modulation
Chapter 28. NTSC PAL Frequency Interleaving
Chapter 29. NTSC Y’IQ System
Chapter 30. Frame, Field, Line, and Sample Rates
Chapter 31. Timecode
Chapter 32. Video Signal Structure
Chapter 33. Digital Sync., TRS, Ancillary Data, and Interface
Chapter 34. Analog SDTV Sync, Genlock, and Interface
Chapter 35. Videotape Recording
Chapter 36. 2-3 Pulldown
Chapter 37. Deinterlacing

Part 3: Video Compression
Chapter 38. JPEG and Motion-JPEG Compression
Chapter 39. MPEG-2 Video Compression

Part 4: Studio Standards
Chapter 40. 525/59.94 Component Video
Chapter 41. 525/59.94 NTSC Composite Video
Chapter 42. 625/50 Component Video
Chapter 43. 625/50 PAL Composite Video
Chapter 44. SDTV Test Signals
Chapter 45. 1280×720 HDTV
Chapter 46. 1920×1080 HDTV
Chapter 47. Electrical and Mechanical Interfaces

Part 5: Broadcast Consumer Video
Chapter 48. Analog NTSC nbsp; PAL Broadcast Standards
Chapter 49. Consumer Analog NTSC PAL
Chapter 50. Digital Television Broadcast Standards

Appendix A. YUV and Luminance Considered Harmful
Appendix B. Introduction to Radiometry Photometry
Appendix C. Glossary of Video Signal Terms

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 2nd Edition (January 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780123919267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123919267
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