Chapter 2

Introduction to Digital Video

This introduction to digital video technology will describe some of the fundamental common features of all of the formats that make up digital video, as well as some of the distinguishing features among them. Chapter 1 has covered the fundamental sound differences, and to delve more deeply we will have to venture into the picture side of the equation, because the distinguishing features among recording formats are often related to the picture. Although there are some distinguishing sound differences among digital video formats, one would have to say that they are smaller than the range of picture qualities. Thus a practical-sized sound book can cover a lot more formats than could a similarly detailed picture-related ...

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