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Video Over IP, 2nd Edition by Wes Simpson

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3 VIDEO BASICS

A basic understanding of video and audio signals will make our discussions of video transport much easier to comprehend and to put in context. Readers with video experience may choose to skip this chapter, but be advised that this terminology will be used in the remainder of this book. By the end of this chapter, readers should have a good understanding of the different types of analog and digital video signals, should have gained some background about audio and other signals that can accompany video signals, and should have had a brief look at some of the different ways in which video and audio signals can be switched.

PIXELS, LUMA, SCANNING, AND CHROMA

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