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Newnes Guide to Digital TV, 2nd Edition

Book Description

The second edition has been updated with all the key developments of the past three years, and includes new and expanded sections on digital video interfaces, DSP, DVD, video servers, automation systems, HDTV, 8-VSB modulation and the ATSC system. Richard Brice has worked as a senior design engineer in several of Europe's top broadcast equipment companies and has his own music production company.
  • A uniquely concise and readable guide to the technology of digital television
  • New edition includes more information on HDTV (high definition) and ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committe) - the body that drew up the standards for Digital Television in the U.S.
  • Written by an engineer for engineers, technicians and technical staff

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface to the second edition
  6. Preface to the first edition
  7. Chapter 1: Introduction
    1. Digital television
    2. Why digital?
    3. More channels
    4. Wide-screen pictures
    5. ‘Cinema’ sound
    6. Associated services
    7. Conditional access
    8. Transmission techniques
    9. Receiver technology
    10. The future …
  8. Chapter 2: Foundations of television
    1. A brief history of television
    2. The physics of light
    3. Physiology of the eye
    4. Psychology of vision – colour perception
    5. The physics of sound
    6. Physiology of the ear
    7. Psychology of hearing
    8. Film and television
    9. Television signals
    10. Colour television
    11. Vestigial sideband modulation
    12. Audio for television
    13. Recording television signals
    14. Timecode
    15. Teletext™
    16. Analogue high definition television (HDTV)
    17. 1125/60 and 1250/50 HDTV systems
    18. 625-line television wide screen signalling
    19. Telecine and ‘pulldown’
    20. Notes
  9. Chapter 3: Digital video and audio coding
    1. Digital fundamentals
    2. Digital video interfaces
    3. Digital audio interfaces
    4. Serial multi-channel audio digital interface (MADI)
    5. Embedded audio in video interface
    6. Error detection and handling
    7. Note
  10. Chapter 4: Digital signal processing
    1. Introduction
    2. Digital manipulation
    3. Digital filtering
    4. Digital image processing
    5. Fourier transform
    6. 2-D Fourier transforms
    7. More about digital filtering and signal processing
  11. Chapter 5: Video data compression
    1. Basic concepts
    2. Entropy, redundancy and artefacts
    3. Lossless compression
    4. De-correlation
    5. Lossless DPCM and lossy DPCM
    6. Frame differences and motion compensation
    7. Fourier transform-based methods of compression
    8. Transform coding
    9. A practical mix
    10. JPEG
    11. Motion JPEG (MJPEG)
    12. MPEG
    13. DV, DVCAM and DVCPRO
  12. Chapter 6: Audio data compression
    1. Compression based on logarithmic representation
    2. NICAM
    3. Psychoacoustic masking systems
    4. Dolby AC-3
  13. Chapter 7: Digital audio production
    1. Digital line-up levels and metering
    2. Standard operating levels and line-up tones
    3. Switching and combining audio signals
    4. Digital audio consoles
    5. Digital tape machines
    6. Digital audio workstations
    7. Audio file formats
    8. Surround-sound formats
  14. Chapter 8: Digital video production
    1. Swi4tching and combining video signals
    2. Digital video effects
    3. Off-line editing
    4. Computer video standards
    5. Vector and bitmap graphics – what’s the difference?
    6. Graphic file formats
    7. Computer generated images (CGI) and animation
    8. 2D systems
    9. 3D graphics and animation
    10. Hard disk technology
    11. Hard drive interface standards
    12. RAID
    13. Media server
    14. Open media framework
    15. Virtual sets
    16. The master control room
    17. Automation
    18. Editing and switching of MPEG-II bitstreams
  15. Chapter 9: The MPEG multiplex
    1. A ‘packetized’ interface
    2. Deriving the MPEG-II multiplex
    3. Conditional access
    4. Channel coding
    5. Standard electrical interfaces for the MPEG-II transport stream
  16. Chapter 10: Broadcasting digital video
    1. Digital modulation
    2. Quadrature amplitude modulation
    3. Modulation for satellite and cable systems
    4. Convolutional or Viterbi coding
    5. Terrestrial transmission – DVB-T (COFDM) and US ATSC (8-VSB) systems
    6. Hierarchical modulation
    7. Interoperability
  17. Chapter 11: Consumer digital technology
    1. Receiver technology
    2. Set-top box – modern trends
    3. COFDM front-end for DTV-T
    4. D-VHS
    5. DVD
    6. DVD Recordable (DVD-R)
    7. General servicing issues
    8. DVD faults
    9. PSU faults
  18. Chapter 12: The future
    1. Leaning forward and leaning back
    2. Hypertext and hypermedia
    3. MPEG-IV – object-oriented television coding
    4. MPEG-IV audio
    5. Structured audio
    6. MPEG-VII and metadata
  19. Index