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The Cable and Telecommunications Professionals' Reference, 3rd Edition by Goff Hill

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3   Digital Video Transmission

John Charles Woods

University of Essex

The transmission and reception of digital video is a complex problem compounded by the idiosyncrasies of the transmission media and the increased value of bits within the stream as a result of compression. To fully understand the implications of transporting digital images and video, the coding and compression processes underlining them must first be understood.

Digital Representation of Video

The use of moving images in a computer requires the use of a discrete, digital representation. Subsequent processing inside the digital domain allows a variety of processing techniques to be applied.

Monochrome Images

Monochrome digital video resides in memory as an array of picture ...

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