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How Video Works, 2nd Edition by Diana Weynand, Marcus Weise

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Digital Theory 11

 

An analog signal is a sine wave. Like an ocean wave in constant motion, an analog signal continually changes over time. In fact, the term analog is actually derived from the word analogous because of the signal’s analogous relationship to the sine wave (Figure 11.1). Digital information, on the other hand, is fixed and absolute and does not change over time. When information is digitized, the data remains as it was originally recorded.

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Figure 11.1 Sine Wave

Analog Video

Video was originally developed as part of the analog world. Because the system was analog, it had the ease and advantages of fitting into the natural ...

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