Exchanging Program Materialas Bitstreams




The introduction of digital techniques culminated with the adoption of ITU-R Recommendation 601, which provided the basis for an orderly transformation of analog signals into digital bitstreams. Along with that, Recommendation 656 defined the serial digital interface (SDI) as the most rational way to convey bit-streams from one point to another. The transition to digital certainly represented a huge step forward in the area of making television programs. Initially the digitization offered a possibility of improving audio and video signal quality and of giving considerably larger latitude for creative expression to program makers. But the conversion to digital left practically unchanged the basic ...

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