Chapter 5 Video Technology

In addition to audio technology, television and video technology form the basis of the processing of continuous data in multimedia systems. In this chapter, we consider concepts and developments from this area that are significant for a basic understanding of the video medium. For further details, we make reference to standard works in the area of television technology (see [Joh92]).

Video data can be generated in two different ways: by recording the real world and through synthesis based on a description. We begin our discussion of video technology by covering current and future video standards (analog and digital) with respect to properties of human perception.

5.1 Basics

The human eye is the human receptor for ...

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