7

Digital Video Interfaces

In this chapter the various standardized interfaces for component and composite video will be detailed along with the necessary troubleshooting techniques.

7.1  Introduction

Of all the advantages of digital video, the most important for production work is the ability to pass through multiple generations without quality loss. Digital interconnection between such production equipment is highly desirable to avoid the degradation due to repeated conversions.

Video convertors universally use parallel connection, where all bits of the pixel value are applied simultaneously to separate pins. Disk drives lay data serially on the track, but within the circuitry, parallel presentation is more common because it allows slower, ...

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