For those who need to get to grips with digital audio and video systems, this book sheds light on the differences between audio interfaces and shows how to make devices 'talk to each other' in the digital domain despite their subtle differences.
The Digital Interface Handbook is a thoroughly detailed manual for those who need to get to grips with digital audio and video systems. Now that installations in the broadcasting, multimedia and music industries are increasingly all digital, engineers and operators working in these industries need to become more familiar with digital interfaces, their benefits and pitfalls. Digital interfaces are the key to maintaining programme quality throughout the signal chain.
In the Digital Interface Handbook, Francis Rumsey and John Watkinson bring together their combined experience to shed light on the differences between audio interfaces and show how to make devices 'talk to each' in the digital domain despite their subtle differences. They also include detailed coverage of all the regularly used digital video interfaces.
A great deal more new information will be found in this third edition. Including dedicated audio interfaces, audio over computer network interfaces and revised material on practical audio interfacing and synchronisation.
About the Author
John Watkinson is an independent international consultant in advanced applications of electronics to audiovisual and avionics systems. He is a Fellow of the AES, a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses, and the British Computer Society and is a chartered information systems practitioner. He presents lectures, seminars and training courses worldwide. He is the author of many other Elsevier books, including The Art of DigitalVideo, An Introduction to Digital Video, Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media, Television Fundamentals and The Art of the Helicopter. Professor of Sound Recording at the University of Surrey (UK) and a Visiting Professor at the School of Music in Piteå (Sweden). Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a regular contributor to the AES Journal.