Synopses & Reviews
How Video Works has been a bible for professionals in the video world since 1985. It offers easy to understand explanations of the entire world of video. A complete guide from analog video to all the new digital technologies, including HD, compression, and encoding. This book is a must-have for any broadcast or video production department. It is also perfect for the new video technician or non-tech creative professional who is just beginning to discover the digital world. Update your library with the brand new version of an industry standard.
* Now with full-color image section!
* Complete explanation of the new ATSC digital and HDTV video and audio standards
* New sections on optical media and fiber optics, updated MPEG material
* In-depth coverage of the new Broadband and cell phone standards
* Extensive explanation of new digital test signals and measurements
* A hands-on approach to learning about video recording, transmission, and playback.
* Complete glossary of terms covering both analog and digital video
Praise for HOW VIDEO WORKS:
"If you work in video, or want to work in video, this book is a must have. It is a comprehensive A through Z of video from the people who have been at the backbone of training in Los Angeles. I recommend it to my staff and clients." Marty Meyer, Director of Engineering, Wexler Video, Los Angeles
"This book is a great teaching tool." David Schwartz, Professor, Film and Video Department, Brooks Institute of Photography
"Video can be hard to explain and contextualize. This book does a great job of making it easy to understand." Algie Abrams, Professional Systems Architect, Microsoft
"As complex, cutting-edge technology continues to evolve toward the totally undecipherable, it is fortunate that there is a guide like HOW VIDEO WORKS to break down the video process into easy to understand principles and steps." Dan Bolton, Sales Manager, DEFINITION: The HiDef Sourcebook
How Video Works has been a bible for professionals in the video world since 1985. It offers clear and easy to understand explanations of the entire scope of video. A complete guide for analog video and all the new digital technologies, including HD, compression, and encoding, this book is a must-have for any broadcast or video production department. It's also is perfect for the new technician or non-tech creative professional. Update your library with the brand new version of an industry standard.
* One of the most-used video reference books in the industry since 1985
* New material includes hot technologies: HDV, Blue-Ray, etc.
* New color-insert
About the Author
Marcus Weise has over thirty-five years experience in the television industry. Since 2001 he has been working for the CBS Television Network at Television City in Hollywood as an A.D./Editor in the High Definition online suite preparing shows for network broadcast. As an expert in the new digital technology, he has operated in both production and post production as an Associate Director and a Technical Consultant. With the ability to organize and troubleshoot, and a background in budgeting, personnel and scheduling, he has set up new productions from the start and helped to rescue shows that have gotten off track. He has also been responsible for the design, construction, and operation of studio facilities. Technically his expertise covers design, construction, and operation of production and post production studios. His experience in production is extensive in sitcoms, variety, reality, soap operas and sports. He has long established working relationships with most of the major post production facilities in the Los Angeles area and a thorough knowledge of the current and newly emerging production and post production equipment and techniques. In association with Weynand Training in Los Angeles he has helped train personnel for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX in the operation of production and post production facilities in Hollywood, San Francisco, and New York. He is the coauthor of How Video Works, 2nd edition (Focal Press).
Diana Weynand is an award winning producer, director, editor, and co-founder of Weynand Training International (www.weynand.com), an Apple Authorized Training Center and leader in training and curriculum development for emerging technologies. Diana was supervising editor for "The Barbara Walters Specials," directed and co-produced the Emmy nominated PBS series, ³Cinematic Eye,² and was online editor for "Real World." She is author of four best selling books on Final Cut Pro and co-author of "The Secrets of Videoblogging." Diana also writes on High Definition production.
Table of Contents
1: Electronic Photography
2: Digital Image Acquisition
4: Synchronizing the Analog Signal
5: The Transmitted Signal
6: Color Video
7: Monitoring the Color Image
8: Analog Waveform Monitors
9: Analog Vectorscopes
10: The Encoded Signal
11: Digital Theory
12: Digital Television Standards
13: Broadband, Cell Phone and Handheld Devices
14: High Definition Video
15: Video Displays
16: Digital Scopes
17: Digital Signal Measurements
19: Magnetic Media
20: Optical Media
21: Fiber Optics
23: Audio for Video
24: Overview of Operations
25: Test Signals, Displays and Media Problems