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Video Systems in an IT Environment by Al Kovalick

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11 CHAPTER

A Review of AV Basics

11.0    INTRODUCTION TO AV BASICS

Coverage in the other chapters has been purposely skewed toward the convergence of AV + IT and the interrelationships of these for creating workflows. This chapter reviews traditional video and audio technology as stand-alone subjects without regard to IT. If you are savvy in AV ways and means, then skip this chapter. However, if chroma, luma, gamma, and sync are foreign terms, then dig in for a working knowledge. Chapter 7 presented an overview of the three planes: user/data, control, and management. This chapter focuses on the AV user/data plane and the nature of video signals in particular. Unfortunately, by necessity, explanations use acronyms that you may not be familiar ...

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