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Technology and Workflows for Multiple Channel Content Distribution by Philip J. Cianci

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Appendix A: Converting betweenanalog and digital

Einstein described space-time as a continuum. There aren't any discrete steps in our conscious perception of the universe. Time flows; we continually age. Sunrise gradually turns night into day. Yes, it's an analog world.

Well, maybe on a subatomic quantum level it isn't, but human perception only goes so far. The resolving powers of the eye and ear have limits. The numeric granularity of digital audio and video exceeds these limits. TV displays and CDs create the illusion of continuous visual scenes and uninterrupted sound because you can't perceive the visual and aural temporal and sensory steps.

A PERFECT DIGITAL WORLD

The transformation of the analog media into a digital representation is ...

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