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Digital Video and Audio Compression
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A concise, readable account of the compression technologies crucial to the New Media age This is a chronicle of the basic technologies, infrastructures, costs, and applications of digital video and audio compression. Delivering a concise account of compression's terms, techniques, standards, and tricks in an easy-to-read style, it fills a huge gap for everyone from engineers to executives. . .and those currently working with digital media as well as those who would like to. No other single source provides such a clear overview of the technologies that are revolutionzing modes and means of communication around the glove. You'll find straight talk about: The basic principles underlying digital signal processing and compression.; How human beings see and hear, in relation to how audio and video are reproduced.; All major existing and emerging compression standards; video compression techniques such as differential pulse code modulation, transform coding, and vector quantization.; Adaptive pulse code modulation and other audio compression techniques.; Compression and reproduction requirements of a wide variety of different applications, including videoconferencing. If the fast, creative, and cost-effective transmission of sights and sounds is a subject about which you need to know, Digital Video and Audio Compression is a must read.
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Overviews the basic technologies, infrastructures, costs, and applications of digital video and audio compression for everyone from engineers to executives. Explains underlying principles of digital signal processing and compression and of human sight and hearing, and details compression techniques, standards, and compression and reproduction requirements of different applications, including videoconferencing. Background in physics or engineering is not required. Includes b&w photos.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
theory and Practice.
Processing Video for Compression.
Video Compression Techniques: Coding.
Video Compression Techniques: Differential Pulse-Code Modulation.
Video Compression Techniques: Transform Coding.
Video Compression Techniques: Vector Quantization.
Sound and Audio.
Video Compression Standards.
Applications of Compression.
Computer Applications for Compression.
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