Transporting video signals is a round-the-clock business throughout the world today. Whether for entertainment, education, or personal communication, we now live in a world where we are constantly exposed to video content in many different forms. The scale and scope of the technologies and systems that are used to gather and deliver all of this content are quite amazing. For example, over 1 billion viewers around the world saw the final match of the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ tournament.

As Internet Protocol (IP) technologies for video transport continue to mature, more and more of the video delivery process will take place over IP networks. This change will ultimately include all phases of video content creation and delivery, ...

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