Broadcast Engineer s Reference Book

Author: EPJ Tozer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136024174
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The current and definitive reference broadcast engineers need! Compiled by leading international experts, this authoritative reference work covers every aspect of broadcast technology from camera to transmitter - encompassing subjects from analogue techniques to the latest digital compression and interactive technologies in a single source. Written with a minimum of maths, the book provides detailed coverage and quick access to key technologies, standards and practices. This global work will become your number one resource whether you are from an audio, video, communications or computing background. Composed for the industry professional, practicing engineer, technician or sales person looking for a guide that covers the broad landscape of television technology in one handy source, the Broadcast Engineer's Reference Book offers comprehensive and accurate technical information. Get this wealth of information at your fingertips! · Utilize extensive illustrations-more than 1200 tables, charts and photographs. · Find easy access to essential technical and standards data. · Discover information on every aspect of television technology. · Learn the concepts and terms every broadcaster needs to know. Learn from the experts on the following technologies: Quantities and Units; Error Correction; Network Technologies; Telco Technologies; Displays; Colourimetry; Audio Systems; Television Standards; Colour encoding; Time code; VBI data carriage; Broadcast Interconnect formats; File storage formats; HDTV; MPEG 2; DVB; Data Broadcast; ATSC Interactive TV; encryption systems; Optical systems; Studio Cameras and camcorders; VTRs and Tape Storage; Standards Convertors; TV Studios and Studio Equipment; Studio Lighting and Control; post production systems; Telecines; HDTV production systems; Media Asset Management systems; Electronic News Production Systems; OB vehicles and Mobile Control Rooms;ENG and EFP; Power and Battery Systems; R.F. propagation; Service Area Planning; Masts Towers and Antennas; Test and measurement; Systems management; and many more! Related Focal Press titles: Watkinson: Convergence In Broadcast and Communications Media (2001, £59.99 (GBP)/ $75.95 (USD), ISBN: 0240515099) Watkinson: MPEG Handbook (2001, £35 (GBP)/$54.99 (USD) ISBN: 0240516567)

TV Video Engineer s Reference Book

Author: K G Jackson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483193756
Format: PDF, Docs
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TV & Video Engineer’s Reference Book presents an extensive examination of the basic television standards and broadcasting spectrum. It discusses the fundamental concepts in analogue and digital circuit theory. It addresses studies in the engineering mathematics, formulas, and calculations. Some of the topics covered in the book are the conductors and insulators, passive components, alternating current circuits; broadcast transmission; radio frequency propagation; electron optics in cathode ray tube; color encoding and decoding systems; television transmitters; and remote supervision of unattended transmitters. The definition and description of diagnostics in computer controlled equipment are fully covered. In-depth accounts of the microwave radio relay systems are provided. The general characteristics of studio lighting and control are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to video tape recording. Another section focuses on the mixers and special effects generators. The book can provide useful information to technicians, engineers, students, and researchers.

Audio Engineer s Reference Book

Author: Michael Talbot-Smith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136119736
Format: PDF
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An authoritative reference on all aspects of audio engineering and technology including basic mathematics and formulae, acoustics and psychoacoustics, microphones, loudspeakers and studio installations. Compiled by an international team of experts, the second edition was updated to keep abreast of fast-moving areas such as digital audio and transmission technology. Much of the material has been revised, updated and expanded to cover the very latest techniques. This is a new paperback version.

National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook

Author: Graham A. Jones
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136034102
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The NAB Engineering Handbook provides detailed information on virtually every aspect of the broadcast chain, from news gathering, program production and postproduction through master control and distribution links to transmission, antennas, RF propagation, cable and satellite. Hot topics covered include HD Radio, HDTV, 2 GHz broadcast auxiliary services, EAS, workflow, metadata, digital asset management, advanced video and audio compression, audio and video over IP, and Internet broadcasting. A wide range of related topics that engineers and managers need to understand are also covered, including broadcast administration, FCC practices, technical standards, security, safety, disaster planning, facility planning, project management, and engineering management. Basic principles and the latest technologies and issues are all addressed by respected professionals with first-hand experience in the broadcast industry and manufacturing. This edition has been fully revised and updated, with 104 chapters and over 2000 pages. The Engineering Handbook provides the single most comprehensive and accessible resource available for engineers and others working in production, postproduction, networks, local stations, equipment manufacturing or any of the associated areas of radio and television.

Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media

Author: John Watkinson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1136025294
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media offers concise and accurate information for engineers and technicians tackling products and systems combining audio, video, data processing and communications. Without adequate fundamental knowledge of the core technologies, products could be flawed or even fail. John Watkinson has provided a definitive professional guide, designed as a standard point of reference for engineers, whether you are from an audio, video, computer or communications background. Without assuming any background and starting from first principles, the four core technologies of image reproduction, sound reproduction, data processing and communications are described. Covering everything from digital fundamentals to conversion methods, sound and image technologies, compression techniques, digital coding principles, storage devices and the latest communications systems, the book shows how these technologies operate together and the necessary conversions that take place between them. Acronyms and buzzwords are introduced only after their purpose has been described in plain English - as the book serves to give a reliable grasp of the fundamentals. The criteria involved in determining image and sound quality are based on a thorough treatment of the human senses, a unique description of how motion portrayal works in managing systems. John Watkinson is an international consultant in audio video and data recording. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the British Computer Society and a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars, conference papers and training courses worldwide and writes for many industry magazines. His other books for Focal Press are widely acknowledged as standard reference works and industry `bibles'. John is author of MPEG2, The Art of Digital Video and the Art of Digital Audio, An Introduction to Digital Video, An Introduction to Digital Audio, The Art of Sound Reproduction, Television Fundamentals, Co-author of The Digital Interface Handbook and Contributor to The Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook.

Sound Engineer s Pocket Book

Author: Michael Talbot-Smith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136119817
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A handy source of essential data that every sound technician needs. Whether you are a professional sound engineer, responsible for broadcast or studio recording, or a student on a music technology or sound recording course, you will find this book authoritative and easily accessible. Adapted from the comprehensive volume, the Audio Engineer's Reference Book (now in its second edition), this pocket-sized reference has been fully revised to cover the very latest technology connected with sound: Noise measurement Acoustics Microphones Loudspeakers Mixing equipment CDs, DAT, MIDI, MiniDisc Telephony ISDN Digital interfacing Ultrasonics This second edition also features: Substantial revisions of chapters on radio microphone frequencies, digital audio tape, and audio measurements. An extended list of further reading.

Digital Techniques in Broadcasting Transmission

Author: Robin Blair
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Most professional engineers working in broadcast transmission have been trained in the analog techniques used in the industry until now. Engineers who are familiar with analog TV broadcast systems are now faced with designing, operating and maintaining digital TV systems. Conversely, few engineers skilled in digital communication have experience in the high power and high voltage techniques demanded in broadcasting transmission. Digital Techniques in Broadcast Transmission is a practical reference guide for the broadcast engineer to make the transition from analog to digital. Emphasis is on digital communication at the level of the practicing broadcast engineer and the application of digital principles to high-powered broadcast transmission. This book provides, in an easy-to-understand comprehensive manner, the information required to educate engineers about the intricacies of digital television signal transmission. Engineers and managers involved in technical transmission issues will find this an essential resource to simplify the transition from analog to digital and will not want to be without this book.

Moving Media Storage Technologies

Author: Karl Paulsen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136023054
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Complex media storage computer systems are employed by broadcasters, digital cinemas, digital signage, and other business and entertainment venues to capture, store and retrieve moving media content on systems that will preserve the original integrity of the content over time and technological transition. This book provides detailed information related to the concepts, applications, implementation and interfaces of video file servers, intelligent storage systems, media asset management services, content distribution networks, and mission critical platforms. A tutorial and case example approach is taken to facilitate a thorough understanding of the technologies, using numerous illustrations, tables and examples. The text and appendices are designed to provide easy to access valuable reference and historical information. .A focus on the media serving concepts and principles employed at the enterprise level .Practical and technological summaries of the applications and linkages between media asset management and storage technologies for studio, television, and media production workflows .Illustrations, standards, tables, and practical summaries serve as handy reference tools

Audio video Protocol Handbook

Author: Jerry C. Whitaker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071396431
Format: PDF, ePub
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Put the A/V standard and protocol data you need at your fingertips! Audio/Video Protocol Handbookgives you instant access to the major standards and protocols you use every day on the job. What's more, the fully searchable CD that accompanies the book eliminates tedious, time-consuming searches for information. Featuring the full text in searchable, printable PDF, it also gives you clickable Web links to major standards organizations. Stay on top of this fast-changing field as you tap into the latest information and revisions on the Web. If you're an audio/video, TV, or new media engineer or technician, this is the tool you've been waiting for. Valuable reference data is just a mouse click or a page flip away, including frequency assignments and allocations, basic electromagnetic spectrum data, translations of video and broadcasting acronyms, and even a dictionary of video terms.