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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 3rd Edition by Graham A. Jones

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CHAPTER 6

Digital Audio and Video

This chapter discusses the basics of baseband digital audio and video as typically used in studio facilities. Using digital, rather than analog, signals in the studio results in higher audio and video quality, greater production capabilities, and more efficient operations—whether they ultimately feed either analog or digital transmission systems.

It should be noted that the terms digital radio and digital television are usually used to mean the method of transmission of the audio and video signals. It is, in fact, possible for such digital transmitters to be fed with signals produced in a basically analog studio facility and converted to digital for transmission. For maximum quality, however, it is desirable ...

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