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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"In DVD Demystified, Jim Taylor combines the technical expertise of an engineer with the imagination of a visionary. The book is a must-read for those who require factual information about the great potential of DVD technology for delivering digital video content."- Dana Parker, Consultant, DVD Diva, and coauthor of the CD Recordable Handbook

"DVD Demystified is required reading for everyone involved in DVD. If you are new to the DVD business this book will save you time and money. If you are an old hand at DVD, this is an excellent reference book for those times when you just cant remember a critical detail. As one of the DVD industry?s leading experts, Jim Taylor covers every aspect of DVD."- Ralph LaBarge, Managing Partner, Alpha DVD

"Jim Taylor's DVD Demystified is without doubt the definitive reference book on DVD. DVD Demystified is aptly titled. Jim Taylor takes a subject that is still mired in confusion and lays all the cards on the table. He then proceeds to describe each card in a detailed but easy to understand style."- One-to-One magazine (Bob Starrett)

"This is not merely ?a? good book to help you make sense of DVD, it is ?the? book that you will return to over and over as you explore and come to understand this exciting new optical media format." -Geoffrey Tully, Multimedia Technology Consultant; former Senior VP of Production, Divx Entertainment

DVD is the all-in-one storage technology that is altering the landscape of home entertainment, professional video, business communications, and multimedia computing.

Now is the time to learn about DVD and how to use it to its best advantage. Jim Taylor, an industry insider, paints the full DVD picture in this friendly technical introduction. You MUST read it if . . .

"In DVD Demystified, Jim Taylor combines the technical expertise of an engineer with the imagination of a visionary. The book is a must-read for those who require factual information about the great potential of DVD technology for delivering digital video content."- Dana Parker, Consultant, DVD Diva, and coauthor of the CD Recordable Handbook

"DVD Demystified is required reading for everyone involved in DVD. If you are new to the DVD business this book will save you time and money. If you are an old hand at DVD, this is an excellent reference book for those times when you just cant remember a critical detail. As one of the DVD industry?s leading experts, Jim Taylor covers every aspect of DVD." - Ralph LaBarge, Managing Partner, Alpha DVD

"Jim Taylor's DVD Demystified is without doubt the definitive reference book on DVD. DVD Demystified is aptly titled. Jim Taylor takes a subject that is still mired in confusion and lays all the cards on the table. He then proceeds to describe each card in a detailed but easy to understand style." - One-to-One magazine (Bob Starrett)

"This is not merely ?a? good book to help you make sense of DVD, it is ?the? book that you will return to over and over as you explore and come to understand this exciting new optical media format." - Geoffrey Tully, Multimedia Technology Consultant; former Senior VP of Production, Divx Entertainment

DVD is the all-in-one storage technology that is altering the landscape of home entertainment, professional video, business communications, and multimedia computing.

Now is the time to learn about DVD and how to use it to its best advantage. Jim Taylor, an industry insider, paints the full DVD picture in this friendly technical introduction. You MUST read it if . . .

Now is the time to learn about DVD and how to use it to its best advantage. Jim Taylor, an industry insider, paints the full DVD picture in this friendly technical introduction. You MUST read it if . . .

You produce or sell DVD products, or are thinking of doing so

*You?re in the AV business

*You?re a multimedia developer

*You work with educational technology or industrial training

*You?re a technology consultant or IT professional

*You produce or publish videotapes, audio CDs, or cassette tapes

*You?re a filmmaker or musician

*You cover cutting-edge technology as a journalist or analyst

*You want to break the broadband Internet barrier

*You can?t afford $5,000 for the official DVD specification books

*You read the DVD spec but didn?t understand it

*You?re a technovideophile

*You simply want to be up to speed on this fascinating technology with potentially huge worldwide impact

Synopsis:

"This series has launched many a DVD career including my own and should be required reading in any world class DVD facility… a perfect resource for any DVD professional or novice." — Benn Carr, VP of New Technology, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA

"Even DVD experts need a place to turn to for guidance, advice and reference. DVD Demystified IS THE place." — Andy Evans, Chairman, The Pavement, London, England

"Jim Taylor is the smartest guy on the planet when it comes to DVD. Add Mark Johnson and Chuck Crawford and there's nothing this team can't help you with. No matter what you need to find out about DVD, this book gives you the answers you can understand, use, and count on." -- Fred Grossberg, President, Mill Reef Video, Washington, DC

REVISED AND EXPANDED INCLUDING THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES, FORMATS, AND PRODUCTION DETAILS

DVD INCLUDED

Hybrid DVD-Video/DVD-ROM

Showcases dynamic application of DVD technology with samples from Dolby, DTS, THX, IMAX, Joe Kane Productions, Microsoft, Widescreen Review, and others * Plus audio/video tests, WebDVD, HTML files, spreadsheets, and more

THE LEGENDARY GUIDE TO EVERYTHING DVD

Driving a business of over $50 billion per year, DVD is the all-encompassing media technology that has reshaped entertainment, professional video, business communications, and computing.

This updated edition of the renowned, reader-friendly guide defines, demystifies, and details DVD and related technologies. This book is a MUST read if . . .

  • You're in the audio/video or entertainment business
  • You're a multimedia developer
  • You work with educational technology or industrial training
  • You're an IT professional or technology consultant
  • You're a filmmaker or a musician
  • You cover cutting-edge technology as a journalist or analyst
  • You can't afford thousands of dollars for the standards and specifications books
  • You read the standards and specifications books but didnt understand them
  • You're a technovideoaudiophile
  • You want to be in the know, up to speed, and on the leading edge of this fascinating technology

Synopsis:

U.S DVD sales will top $8.1 billion in 2002, an increase of over 50%, according to Adams Media Research. DVD sales this year surpassed video, even though only 30% of households have DVD players (compared to 90% for VCRs). In August 2002 the New York Times dubbed DVD “the most successful home entertainment device in history…a true pop-culture phenomenon.”DVD Demystified has served as DVDs bible since the format first shipped in 1997. Demystifying not only basic technology issues but detailing production and authoring processes, making sense out of the plethora of battling video, audio, and data formats, and clearly explaining how DVD standards and specs dovetail or clash with related digital media standards, this book has not only become DVDs standard reference, but also required reading for DVD enthusiasts who wanting to peer behind the scenes and figure out how to get the most from their technology.Since then, Jim Taylor has become DVDs most visible guru, now President of the DVD Association, author of the internet DVD FAQ, and profiled by E!Online and DVD Report.This third edition will be almost completely rewritten to cover the major technology, format, and standard changes of the past three years, and will once again include a DVD designed to show the extreme limits of performance of this dynamic technology.

About the Author

Jim Taylor has been hip deep in DVD since 1995. Called a "minor tech legend" by E! Online, Jim created the official Internet DVD FAQ, writes articles and columns about DVD, serves as President of the DVD Association, was named one of the 21 most influential DVD executives by DVD Report, and received the 2000 DVD Pro Discus Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry. Jim has worked with interactive media for over 20 years, developing educational software, laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, Web sites, and DVDs; and teaching workshops and courses on multimedia, computer-based education, computer applications, and DVD. Formerly VP of Information Technology at Videodiscovery, an educational multimedia publishing company, Jim championed the format as Microsoft’s DVD Evangelist before joining as Chief Technology Officer. Jim Taylor is based in Seattle, Washington.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

TABLE OF FIGURES

TABLE OF TABLES

PREFACE

Introduction

Chapter 1: The World Before DVD

Chapter 2: DVD Arrives

Chapter 3: Technology Primer

Chapter 4: Features

Chapter 5: Content Protection

Chapter 6: Overview of the Formats

Chapter 7: Red Laser Physical Disc Formats

Chapter 8: Blue Laser Physical Disc Formats

Chapter 9: Application Details

Chapter 10: Players

Chapter 11: Myths

Chapter 12: What's Wrong with DVD

Chapter 13: New Interaction Paradigms

Chapter 14: DVD in Home, Business, and Education

Chapter 15: DVD on Computers

Chapter 16: Production Essentials

Chapter 17: DVD and Beyond

APPENDIX A: REFERENCE DATA

APPENDIX B: STANDARDS RELATED TO DVD

APPENDIX C: REFERENCES AND INFORMATION SOURCES

GLOSSARY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071350266
Author:
Taylor, Jim
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Author:
Armbrust, Christian
Author:
Armbrust, Christen
Location:
New York
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
Subject:
Electronics - General
Subject:
Stereo & Audio Equipment
Subject:
Digital television
Subject:
Digital video
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
Optical storage devices
Subject:
DVDs
Subject:
CD-ROM Technology
Subject:
CD-DVD Technology
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Series:
Demystified
Series Volume:
no. 99-135
Publication Date:
20051121
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
691
Dimensions:
24 cm.+

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » General
Computers and Internet » Personal Computers » Hardware
Engineering » Communications » Video

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Product details 691 pages McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics - English 9780071350266 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "This series has launched many a DVD career including my own and should be required reading in any world class DVD facility… a perfect resource for any DVD professional or novice." — Benn Carr, VP of New Technology, Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA

"Even DVD experts need a place to turn to for guidance, advice and reference. DVD Demystified IS THE place." — Andy Evans, Chairman, The Pavement, London, England

"Jim Taylor is the smartest guy on the planet when it comes to DVD. Add Mark Johnson and Chuck Crawford and there's nothing this team can't help you with. No matter what you need to find out about DVD, this book gives you the answers you can understand, use, and count on." -- Fred Grossberg, President, Mill Reef Video, Washington, DC

REVISED AND EXPANDED INCLUDING THE NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES, FORMATS, AND PRODUCTION DETAILS

DVD INCLUDED

Hybrid DVD-Video/DVD-ROM

Showcases dynamic application of DVD technology with samples from Dolby, DTS, THX, IMAX, Joe Kane Productions, Microsoft, Widescreen Review, and others * Plus audio/video tests, WebDVD, HTML files, spreadsheets, and more

THE LEGENDARY GUIDE TO EVERYTHING DVD

Driving a business of over $50 billion per year, DVD is the all-encompassing media technology that has reshaped entertainment, professional video, business communications, and computing.

This updated edition of the renowned, reader-friendly guide defines, demystifies, and details DVD and related technologies. This book is a MUST read if . . .

  • You're in the audio/video or entertainment business
  • You're a multimedia developer
  • You work with educational technology or industrial training
  • You're an IT professional or technology consultant
  • You're a filmmaker or a musician
  • You cover cutting-edge technology as a journalist or analyst
  • You can't afford thousands of dollars for the standards and specifications books
  • You read the standards and specifications books but didnt understand them
  • You're a technovideoaudiophile
  • You want to be in the know, up to speed, and on the leading edge of this fascinating technology

"Synopsis" by , U.S DVD sales will top $8.1 billion in 2002, an increase of over 50%, according to Adams Media Research. DVD sales this year surpassed video, even though only 30% of households have DVD players (compared to 90% for VCRs). In August 2002 the New York Times dubbed DVD “the most successful home entertainment device in history…a true pop-culture phenomenon.”DVD Demystified has served as DVDs bible since the format first shipped in 1997. Demystifying not only basic technology issues but detailing production and authoring processes, making sense out of the plethora of battling video, audio, and data formats, and clearly explaining how DVD standards and specs dovetail or clash with related digital media standards, this book has not only become DVDs standard reference, but also required reading for DVD enthusiasts who wanting to peer behind the scenes and figure out how to get the most from their technology.Since then, Jim Taylor has become DVDs most visible guru, now President of the DVD Association, author of the internet DVD FAQ, and profiled by E!Online and DVD Report.This third edition will be almost completely rewritten to cover the major technology, format, and standard changes of the past three years, and will once again include a DVD designed to show the extreme limits of performance of this dynamic technology.
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