Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.