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National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, 11th Edition by Garrison C. Cavell

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Chapter2.7

Worldwide Standards for Analog and Digital Television

Aldo G. Cugnini

AGC Systems LLC

Long Valley, NJ

Introduction

Television systems throughout the world incorporate, as their basis, a method for transmission of the synchronized combination of sound and moving pictures, first realized by analog means, and later, by digital technologies. Fundamentally, the distribution of audio-visual content relies on the multiplexing of three different signals: audio, video, and synchronizing information. Although many regions of the world have now adopted digital television broadcasting, it is useful to consider legacy analog transmission systems, not only for historical reasons, but also because the fundamentals of color image processing in use ...

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