7 Distortion

7.1 Introduction

7.1.1 Avoiding and Creating Distortion

Distortion is defined as the deformation of a signal in some way as it passes through a system. Most electronic and computer systems attempt to avoid this such that the signal character is preserved. For example, a video system will usually attempt to create a visual output that matches the original input as accurately as possible. In such cases increased quality involves minimising distortion.

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