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Analog Video Processing

Abstract

Only very small CCTV systems use the simple camera-monitor concept. Most of the bigger ones, in one way or another, use video switching or processing equipment before the signal is displayed on a monitor. With the introduction of digital video, all switching and processing, even of the analog video signals (certainly after they are digitized), are done over network and network switchers. This chapter may well be outdated within the next couple of years, but there are still existing analog CCTV systems out there, and therefore there was a need to still cover this topic.

Key Words

analog switching equipment; frame-stores; multiplexer (MUX); recording time gap; synchronization; quad compressor (splitter); video ...

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