Chapter 8

The Video Monitor

First, take a look at Figure 8.1. If you think that television is complicated, well yes it is, but I wouldn’t say that it is any more difficult to understand than the workings of an analogue mixing console, for instance. Externally on a domestic set the controls are usually very simple, but that simplicity belies all the clever technology that is going on underneath. If I go through the various processes stage by stage then it shouldn’t seem so complicated after all; not exactly a painless learning procedure perhaps, but then learning never is. I should clarify the difference between a monitor and a receiver just in case it may cause confusion later on: a monitor takes video signals from a cable input from a camera ...

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