An essential guide to all aspects of video technology for sound technicians wishing to broaden their knowledge. It explains in a highly readable and engaging way, the key technologies and issues, as well as the terms, acronyms and definitions. Although intended for the sound professional, this book will also appeal to anyone involved in working with video.Everything is covered: from how television and video cameras work to digital video recording, electronic news gathering, nonlinear editing, video effects as well as ...
An essential guide to all aspects of video technology for sound technicians wishing to broaden their knowledge. It explains in a highly readable and engaging way, the key technologies and issues, as well as the terms, acronyms and definitions. Although intended for the sound professional, this book will also appeal to anyone involved in working with video.Everything is covered: from how television and video cameras work to digital video recording, electronic news gathering, nonlinear editing, video effects as well as telecine, widescreen technology and the home cinema. The book also takes a look at the impact of digital technology on production methods and examines the technology and rationale behind digital television, High Definition Television, and DVD. It concludes with the use of video in multimedia and the internet.Based on a series of popular articles in Audio Media magazine, this a vital introductory work for students and professionals wishing to broaden their knowledge of video.
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Good. Size: 15.6 x 1.5 x 23.4 cm; Paperback in good condition, our cover different to one shown, 2000 edition. Originally intended to be an introduction to all aspects of video and film technology and techniques aimed specifically at audio people, the series has become an invaluable guide for anyone, both in audio AND video circles, who wish to gain a working knowledge of the many and varied subjects that are involved in the wonderful world of video. Written by an experienced freelance journalist, the book is unique in its approach-making even the most complicated subjects easy to understand for those without a highly technical background. It defines all the many terms and acronyms that abound in the industry-with succinct, clear explanations of what they mean and the background behind each. Starting with the origins of television and how video came into being, the book outlines major contributors and technological milestones. It explains how television works and how video cameras came into being. It explains how a video camera works and there is a section on electronic news gathering and an introduction to digital video recording. It then brings us completely up to date with widescreen, and DVD. Display technologies are also covered-including the latest plasma displays. Non-linear editing, standards conversion, video effects and home cinema are also included, as are colour theory, film and video lighting and videotape and motion picture film-how tape and film are made and factors concerning their use. Telecine is an important part of converting film into video, and pulldown, film effects, synchronization and sound in video and film are all covered. Finally the book takes a look at the future of television and video-the technology and reasoning behind digital television. High Definition Television is covered-particularly with reference to major developments in the United States. DVD is the latest home delivery medium and newsroom systems have changed enormously as a result of improvements in digital technology. Finally coverage of multimedia and the internet bring this very comprehensive book to a close. In short, a rundown of every aspect of the television and video world to get readers up to speed on what is happening and what brought about all the changes. ISBN 0240515951 0-240-51595-1.
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