Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression

Buy
The last few years have been an extraordinary time for the digital video industry. Not long before the turn of the millennium, digital video editing systems were expensive capital items of equipment that only major broadcasters and production companies could afford. To think that now the same capability is available in a laptop that you can buy off the shelf and it comes with the software for something in the region of $1200 is amazing. This is a capability we have dreamed about having on our desktops for 15 years. The price of the hardware and software needed to run an entire TV broadcast service is now within the reach of any organization or individual who cares to get involved.

Recall the boom in publishing that happened when the Apple LaserWriter was launched with Adobe PostScript contained inside and those early page composition programs enhanced what we were able to do with Word version 1 or MacWrite. We are now at that place with digital media and while some people will create an unattractive mess with these powerful tools, they will also enjoy themselves immensely and learn a lot at the same time. Eventually, a few skilled people will emerge from the pack and this is where the next generation of new talent will come from to drive the TV and film industry forward over the next couple of decades.

When Joanne Tracey asked me to prepare a proposal for this book I realized (as had most authors I have spoken to) that I didn’t know as much about the topic I was about to write on as I thought I did. So this book has been a journey of exploration and discovery for me, just as I hope it will be for you. And yet, we also don’t realize how much we do already know, and I hope you will find yourself nodding and making a mental comment to yourself saying “Yes—I knew that” as you read on.

We excel through the efforts of those around us in our day-to-day interactions with them. I have been particularly lucky to enjoy a few truly inspirational years with a group of like-minded people at the BBC. We all shared the same inquisitive approach into how interactive TV news could work. Now that we have all gone our separate ways I miss those “water cooler moments” when we came up with amazingly ambitious ideas. Some of those ideas live on in the things we engineered and rolled out. Others are yet to develop into a tangible form. But they will, as we adopt and implement the new MPEG-4, 7, and 21 technologies.

"Cliff Wootton's book is great in giving the uninitiated reader an overall review of the key issues relating to audio and video formats, encoding, distributing, storing and rendering...For a non-professional reader the book is very useful. It is relatively easy to read and is well structured. It provides easy-to-follow practical application guidelines and useful step-by-step instructions on best coding and compression practices." - EBU Technical Review

Learn all about Codecs--how they work, as well as design and implementation with this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to compression. After reading this book, you will be able to prepare and distribute professional audio and video on any platform including streamed to the web, broadcast on-air, stored in PVRs, Burned onto CD-ROMs or DVDs, delivered by broadband, or viewed in Kiosk applications, PDA devices, and mobile phones.

Key benefits:
* Learn from an award-winning technologist for a top media company who knows how to explain codecs in terms you can understand
* This entry-level guide contains clear explanations and hundreds of diagrams--no math background needed! Also includes a comprehensive glossary which serves as a useful reference to many technical terms and jargon you will encounter
* Learn how to choose the right technique to get the most out of your compression system--saving both storage space and money
(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Manual of Rheumatology and Outpatient Orthopedic Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapy
Manual of Rheumatology and Outpatient Orthopedic Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapy

It is currently estimated that approximately 41 million people in the United States have a musculoskeletal condition. Of these, more than 50% have some limitation of functional activity and many have to stop work entirely. Musculoskeletal and rheumatic symptoms account for about 15% of physician visits. The purpose of this manual is to...

The The Wills Eye Hospital Atlas of Clinical Ophthalmology
The The Wills Eye Hospital Atlas of Clinical Ophthalmology
As this second edition goes to press, Wills is moving to its fourth home during its 168-year history. Thus, it is an exciting time and perhaps fitting that this second edition is being published as this transition is being made. In the first edition, we pointed out how many artists have focused on the eye as almost a theme in many of...
Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (Microsoft .Net Development)
Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (Microsoft .Net Development)

Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System is written for any software team that is considering running a software project using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), or evaluating modern software development practices for its use.

 

...

Learning RStudio for R Statistical Computing
Learning RStudio for R Statistical Computing

If you need to create and manage complex statistical analysis projects, this book could be a catalyst for great things. In clear, practical chapters it teaches you how to employ Rstudio's powerful features to perform R statistical computing.

Overview

  • A complete practical tutorial for RStudio, designed...
Digital Signal Processing (4th Edition)
Digital Signal Processing (4th Edition)

A significant revision of a best-selling text for the introductory digital signal processing course. This book presents the fundamentals of discrete-time signals, systems, and modern digital processing and applications for students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science.The book is suitable...

What All Network Administrators Know
What All Network Administrators Know

This book is in response to the daily e-mails I receive from my website TheNetworkAdministrator, that ask the question; "What do I need to know to become a network administrator?" Some of you reading this book might find that you have all the qualifications needed, while others may become easily discouraged. Don’t be discouraged....

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy