CHAPTER 1

Introduction

Since the development of broadcast cameras and television sets in the early 1940s, video has slowly become more and more a part of everyday life. In the early 50s, it was a treat simply to have a television set in one’s own home. In the 60s, television brought the world live coverage of an astronaut walking on the moon. With the 70s, the immediacy of television brought the events of the Vietnam War into living rooms. In the 21st century, with additional modes of delivery such as satellite and cable, video has developed into the primary source of world communication.

Video Evolution

Just as the use of this medium has changed over the years, so has its physical evolution. The video signal started as analog and has developed ...

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