5.1 On the Matter of Video

During this segment of our journey we will examine the video source material that you might want to compress. We will start with the frame size and layout, and then move on to analog-to-digital conversion and synchronization of the video, all of which is related to the content of a line of picture information. The chapter is rounded out by considering color information and how it is converted from RGB to luma and chroma.

5.2 Video Is Not Film

Television is much more complicated than film. It involves several interlocking concepts that interact with one another. The way the picture is represented electronically and the techniques for color encoding influence how it is converted from an analog form into a digital ...

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