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Digital Image Processing with Application to Digital Cinema by KS Thyagarajan

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CHAPTER 9

Application of Image Compression to Digital Cinema

9.1 INTRODUCTION

So far we have described various image processing algorithms and techniques as stand-alone systems. This chapter puts all of them together to meet the requirements of a digital cinema system. We are used to experiencing movies using film and film projectors. By digital cinema we mean delivery and projection of movies using digital data stored in a computer hard disk and digital projectors. Hence, we can consider digital cinema as a filmless movie. The Internet age has set the stage for presenting movies entirely in digital form. There will always be objection and lack of acceptance to any new ideas that replace age-old habits. This is very true in the movie industry, ...

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