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No Rules Rules - Netflix And The Culture Of Reinvention (Paperback): Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer No Rules Rules - Netflix And The Culture Of Reinvention (Paperback)
Reed Hastings, Erin Meyer 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

How do you build the most dynamic, disruptive business on earth? This is the Netflix founder's radical blueprint.

*Hard work is irrelevant.
*Be radically honest.
*Adequate performance gets a generous severance.
*And never, ever try to please your boss.

These are some of the ground rules if you work at Netflix. They are part of a unique cultural experiment that explains how the company has transformed itself at lightning speed from a DVD mail order service into a streaming superpower – with 125 million fervent subscribers and a market capitalisation bigger than Disney. Finally Reed Hastings, Netflix Chairman and CEO, is sharing the secrets that have revolutionised the entertainment and tech industries. With INSEAD business school professor Erin Meyer, he will explore his leadership philosophy – which begins by rejecting the accepted beliefs under which most companies operate – and how it plays out in practice at Netflix.

From unlimited holidays to abolishing financial approvals, Netflix offers a fundamentally different way to run any organisation, one far more in tune with a fast-paced world. For anyone interested in creativity, productivity and innovation, the Netflix culture is something close to a holy grail. This book will make it, and its creator, fully accessible for the first time.

YouTubers - How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars (Paperback): Chris Stokel-Walker YouTubers - How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars (Paperback)
Chris Stokel-Walker
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'For anyone trying to understand the bonkers world of YouTube, this is essential reading.' - ESQUIRE 'Both absorbing and highly illuminating' - THE BOOKSELLER 'No one understands the intricacies of YouTube like Chris Stokel-Walker' - THE ATLANTIC Two billion people now watch YouTube, yet its stars are a mystery to the general public and media. What is the secret of their appeal? How do they cope with being in front of the lens? And who is behind their success? More than 100 insiders laid bare the reality of their lives for this, the first in-depth independent book on YouTube. It charts the platform's rise from single home video to global boom - while getting the facts on brand deals, burnout and authenticity. This is an ideal guide for anyone in universities, media or marketing who needs to understand YouTube professionally, and of course those who want to make it as a YouTuber.

Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System (Paperback, Ed): Dennis Brewer Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System (Paperback, Ed)
Dennis Brewer
R612 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R102 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. LEGALLY TAP INTO ABSOLUTELY FREE SATELLITE TV!Replace or expand your paid TV services with Free-to-Air television programming with ease. Build Your Own Free-to-Air (FTA) Satellite TV System shows how to affordably put together your own subscription-free home entertainment center from start to finish. Find out how to choose the right components, set up a satellite dish and receiver, fine-tune reception, add local over-the-air stations, and go mobile with your FTA TV system. You'll get full details on recording to the latest digital devices, installing a TV card in your PC, viewing video over the Internet, and integrating theater-quality audio. Photos and diagrams illustrate each step along the way. Comprehensive lists of technical terms and definitions, available channels and satellites, and dish-aiming steps are also included in this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Equipment, component, and tool selection Satellite dish and FTA receiver installation Stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 sound Dish alignment and synchronization Local over-the-air channel reception Video over the Internet and movies on demand DVD players, DVRs, PCs, and VCRs Mobile, RV, and remote Free-to-Air TV

New Media Behind the Iron Curtain - Cultural History of Video, Microcomputers and Satellite Television in Communist Poland... New Media Behind the Iron Curtain - Cultural History of Video, Microcomputers and Satellite Television in Communist Poland (Paperback)
Piotr Sitarski, Maria B. Garda, Krzysztof Jajko, Graeme Kirkpatrick
R948 R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Save R106 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

During the years of the Polish People's Republic, Poles were cut off from the western world. Travel was restricted, as was access to outside culture and goods. This unique situation led to a period of great ingenuity in the realm of new media. Not only were media adapted to suit Poles' needs, but new technology was fashioned to gain access to western television, film and video games. Bringing people together, VCRs, computers and satellite television were thus a window to the outside world and contemporary to the mobilisation of Solidarity and the end of communism. As such, their diffusion is an important but largely overlooked aspect of Poland's history. Acutely aware of this, the authors of this book recount new media behind the Iron Curtain in a way that will appeal to scholars and non-academic readers alike. Coupling archival research with in depth interviews, they bring to life the talent and determination of the PPR's new media pioneers, compelling others to dig further.

The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States - Revolution or Evolution? (Paperback): Megan Mullen The Rise of Cable Programming in the United States - Revolution or Evolution? (Paperback)
Megan Mullen
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Winner, McGannon Communications Research Award, 2004 In 1971, the Sloan Commission on Cable Communications likened the ongoing developments in cable television to the first uses of movable type and the invention of the telephone. Cable's proponents in the late 1960s and early 1970s hoped it would eventually remedy all the perceived ills of broadcast television, including lowest-common-denominator programming, inability to serve the needs of local audiences, and failure to recognize the needs of cultural minorities. Yet a quarter century after the "blue sky" era, cable television programming closely resembled, and indeed depended upon, broadcast television programming. Whatever happened to the Sloan Commission's "revolution now in sight"? In this book, Megan Mullen examines the first half-century of cable television to understand why cable never achieved its promise as a radically different means of communication. Using textual analysis and oral, archival, and regulatory history, she chronicles and analyzes cable programming developments in the United States during three critical stages of the medium's history: the early community antenna (CATV) years (1948-1967), the optimistic "blue sky" years (1968-1975), and the early satellite years (1976-1995). This history clearly reveals how cable's roots as a retransmitter of broadcast signals, the regulatory constraints that stymied innovation, and the economic success of cable as an outlet for broadcast or broadcast-type programs all combined to defeat most utopian visions for cable programming.

TV White Space Spectrum Technologies - Regulations, Standards, and Applications (Hardcover): Rashid Abdelhaleem Saeed, Stephen... TV White Space Spectrum Technologies - Regulations, Standards, and Applications (Hardcover)
Rashid Abdelhaleem Saeed, Stephen J. Shellhammer
R4,575 Discovery Miles 45 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Although sophisticated wireless radio technologies make it possible for unlicensed wireless devices to take advantage of un-used broadcast TV spectra, those looking to advance the field have lacked a book that covers cognitive radio in TV white spaces (TVWS). Filling this need, TV White Space Spectrum Technologies: Regulations, Standards and Applications explains how white space technology can be used to enable the additional spectrum access that is so badly needed. Providing a comprehensive overview and analysis of the topics related to TVWS, this forward-looking reference contains contributions from key industry players, standards developers, and researchers from around the world in TV white space, dynamic spectrum access, and cognitive radio fields. It supplies an extensive survey of new technologies, applications, regulations, and open research areas in TVWS. The book is organized in four parts: Regulations and Profiles-Covers regulations, spectrum policies, channelization, and system requirements Standards-Examines TVWS standards efforts in different standard-developing organizations, with emphasis on the IEEE 802.22 wireless network standard Coexistence-Presents coexistence techniques between all potential TVWS standards, technologies, devices, and service providers, with emphasis on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent regulations and policies, and IEEE 802.19 coexistence study group efforts Important Aspects-Considers spectrum allocation, use cases, and security issues in the TVWS network This complete reference includes coverage of system requirements, collaborative sensing, spectrum sharing, privacy, and interoperability. Suggesting a number of applications that can be deployed to provide new services to users, including broadband Internet applications, the book highlights potential business opportunities and addresses the deployment challenges that are likely to arise.

Video Over IP - IPTV, Internet Video, H.264, P2P, Web TV, and Streaming: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Technology... Video Over IP - IPTV, Internet Video, H.264, P2P, Web TV, and Streaming: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Technology (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Wes Simpson
R1,822 Discovery Miles 18 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Video Over IP gives you everything you need to know to choose from among the many ways of transferring your video over a network. The information is presented in an easy to read format, with comparison charts provided to help you understand the benefits and drawbacks of different technologies for a variety of practical applications. This new edition is expanded to fully cover HD and wireless technologies and new case studies.
Whether your background is video, networking, broadcast, or telecommunications, you will benefit from the breadth of coverage that this book provides. Real-life application examples give readers successful examples of a variety of Video over IP networks that are up and running today.
*This edition is expanded to include HD, Wireless, and IPTV technologies
*Understand video transport over IP networks - learn how to take advantage of technologies like MPEG, multicasting, RTP, and streaming
*Provides clear, easy to comprehend explanations of both video and networking technologies

Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars - Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Hardcover, annotated edition): Susan Murray Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars - Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Susan Murray
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars" is the first cultural and industrial history of early television stardom. Susan Murray argues that television stars were central to the growth and development of American broadcasting. They were used not only to promote programs and the sale of television sets and advertised consumer goods, but also to established network identities. Through profiles of well-known performers including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, and Lucille Ball, she shows how the television industry gave birth to the idea of TV stars and established a system of star production and management notably different from the Hollywood star system of the studio era.

Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars - Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Paperback): Susan Murray Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars - Early Television and Broadcast Stardom (Paperback)
Susan Murray
R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Hitch Your Antenna to the Stars" is the first cultural and industrial history of early television stardom. Susan Murray argues that television stars were central to the growth and development of American broadcasting. They were used not only to promote programs and the sale of television sets and advertised consumer goods, but also to established network identities. Through profiles of well-known performers including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Jackie Gleason, and Lucille Ball, she shows how the television industry gave birth to the idea of TV stars and established a system of star production and management notably different from the Hollywood star system of the studio era.

Virtual Reality in Higher Education - Instruction for the Digital Age (Hardcover): Darrel W. Staat Virtual Reality in Higher Education - Instruction for the Digital Age (Hardcover)
Darrel W. Staat
R1,781 Discovery Miles 17 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Virtual Reality in Higher Education: Instruction for the Digital Age brings to the foreground how Virtual Reality, using headsets in educational and training programs, is already beginning to be used in higher education. The book is the result of research to determine where and how virtual reality is being used in higher education, recruitment, and athletics. The book cites specific examples and methods used in teaching, training, and recruitment that would be of interest to faculty and administrators in community colleges and universities. The book is written to help faculty to understand the potential of VR for education, administrators to see possibilities for student recruitment, and athletic directors and sports program coaches to determine the advantage of new avenues for successful training. It is critical that faculty and administrators investigate the potential of VR for teaching, learning, recruitment, and athletics. This technology provides an immersive method that could create serious changes in how faculty teach, students learn, institutions recruit, and athletic programs train.

YouTubers - How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars (Hardcover): Chris Stokel-Walker YouTubers - How YouTube Shook Up TV and Created a New Generation of Stars (Hardcover)
Chris Stokel-Walker 1
R529 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R163 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'For anyone trying to understand the bonkers world of YouTube, this is essential reading.' - ESQUIRE 'Both absorbing and highly illuminating' - THE BOOKSELLER 'No one understands the intricacies of YouTube like Chris Stokel-Walker' - THE ATLANTIC Two billion people now watch YouTube, yet its stars are a mystery to the general public and media. What is the secret of their appeal? How do they cope with being in front of the lens? And who is behind their success? More than 100 insiders laid bare the reality of their lives for this, the first in-depth independent book on YouTube. It charts the platform's rise from single home video to global boom - while getting the facts on brand deals, burnout and authenticity. This is an ideal guide for anyone in universities, media or marketing who needs to understand YouTube professionally, and of course those who want to make it as a YouTuber.

Super 8 - An Illustrated History (Hardcover): Danny Plotnick Super 8 - An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
Danny Plotnick; Danny Plotnick
R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Super 8: An Illustrated History is a coffee table art book showcasing the history of Super 8 filmmaking. In addition to featuring stunning photography documenting the sleek mid-century design of Super 8 cameras and projectors, the book also offers a detailed history of the beloved medium-one not only embraced by suburban dads, the target audience of the format, but by the art world, punk rockers, and ultimately popular culture. Filmmakers who got their start in Super 8 include, Robert Zemeckis, Jim Jarmusch, Todd Haynes, Sam Raimi, Wes Anderson, and Alex Gibney. Thanks in part to a renewed interest in analog technologies, Kodak will be bringing a new Super 8 camera to market in 2019, their first new camera to roll off the assembly line in over thirty years. Super 8 also features interviews from filmmakers who got their start in Super 8 and individuals who were instrumental in the development of the medium. Interviews include filmmakers Richard Linklater (Slacker, Boyhood, Dazed and Confused), Dave Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke), Rocky Schenk (music videos for Adele, Devo, Nick Cave, The Cramps, Robert Plant), James Mackay on Derek Jarman (Last of England, Jubilee), Lenny Lipton (The Super 8 Book), James Nares (Rome '78), G.B. Jones (The Lollipop Generation), Bruce LaBruce (Hustler White, The Misandrists), Peggy Ahwesh (Martina's Playhouse), Paul Sheptow (Super-8 Filmmaker magazine), Ed Sayers (The Straight 8 Film Festival), Melinda Stone (Super Super 8 Film Festival), Jonathan Tyman (Ann Arbor 8mm Film Festival), Norwood Cheek (Flicker zine and screening series), Martha Colburn, Narcisa Hirsch, slit, Matthias Muller, John Porter, and Karissa Hahn. On the technical front, the book features interviews with Roland Zavada (Kodak), Bob Doyle (Super8 Sound), Phil Vigeant (Pro8mm), Frank Bruinsma (Super8 Reversal Lab), and Tommy Madsen (Logmar Camera Solutions).

Audio for Television (Paperback): John Watkinson Audio for Television (Paperback)
John Watkinson
R1,641 Discovery Miles 16 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Audio for Television outlinines all the relevant principles and practices. Newcomers to the field will find it an invaluable, up to date resource and experienced sound people will gain from the explanations of new technology. The rate of change in the technology of television sound has recently accelerated to such a degree that it is now a sufficiently expansive subject to warrant a book of its own. These rapid changes, from the introduction first of stereo, then multi-channel or surround sound, have made it difficult for those working in this field to keep up with the technology and even harder for those just setting out on a career in television sound. The book considers analog and digital audio as alternatives and stresses the advantages of both. Microphone and loudspeaker technology is also discussed in some detail and audio recording and routing and transmission are also covered.

Phoenix Television (Paperback): John E., Dr. Craft, Lisa Honebrink Phoenix Television (Paperback)
John E., Dr. Craft, Lisa Honebrink
R440 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R67 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
3D Television (3DTV) Technology, Systems, and Deployment - Rolling Out the Infrastructure for Next-Generation Entertainment... 3D Television (3DTV) Technology, Systems, and Deployment - Rolling Out the Infrastructure for Next-Generation Entertainment (Paperback)
Daniel Minoli
R1,942 Discovery Miles 19 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Going beyond the technological building blocks of 3DTV, 3D Television (3DTV) Technology, Systems, and Deployment: Rolling Out the Infrastructure for Next-Generation Entertainment offers an early view of the deployment and rollout strategies of this emerging technology. It covers cutting-edge advances, theories, and techniques in end-to-end 3DTV systems to provide a system-level view of the topic and what it takes to make this concept a commercial reality. The book reflects the full-range of questions being posed about post-production 3D mastering, delivery options, and home screens. It reviews fundamental visual concepts supporting stereographic perception of 3DTV and considers the various stages of a 3DTV system including capture, representation, coding, transmission, and display. * Presents new advances in 3DTV and display techniques * Includes a 24-page color insert * Identifies standardization activities critical to broad deployment * Examines a different stage of an end-to-end 3DTV system in each chapter * Considers the technical details related to 3DTV -- including compression and transmission technologies Discussing theory and application, the text covers both stereoscopic and autostereoscopic techniques -- the latter eliminating the need for special glasses and allowing for viewer movement. It also examines emerging holographic approaches, which have the potential to provide the truest three-dimensional images. The book contains the results of a survey of a number of advocacy groups to provide a clear picture of the current state of the industry, research trends, future directions, and underlying topics.

Deepfakes - The Coming Infocalypse (Hardcover): Nina Schick Deepfakes - The Coming Infocalypse (Hardcover)
Nina Schick
R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX - Principles, Technology, and Applications (Paperback): Amitabh Kumar Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX - Principles, Technology, and Applications (Paperback)
Amitabh Kumar
R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written exclusively from broadcasters perspective, Mobile Broadcasting with WiMAX will help you move ahead in the use of WiMAX technologies. Whether you are an engineer, content provider, manager, or operator and planning such services, this book helps you understand the dimensions of this new medium and integration of communication, broadcasting and Multimedia technologies. The book oulines migrating to a new generation of broadcasting which integrates the Mobile, Wireless and Fixed network domains, then gives you a complete picture on what is happening in the field.
The book is divided into five parts as follows:
PART I Gives an introduction to Broadband Wireless Technologies and Mobile WiMAX. Wi-Fi including 802.11a, b, n and g, WiMAX technologies with focus on Mobile WiMAX 802.16e, and provides a global overview of deployment of Wireless broadband networks.
PART-II is about Mobile Multimedia broadcasting and Mobile TV technologies, based on both cellular and broadband wireless.
PART III covers Resources for Mobile multimedia broadcasting and comprises of four structured chapters on Spectrum for WiMAX networks, WiMAX terrestrial broadcasting networks, client devices for WiMAX and an update of on chipsets developments.
Part IV is devoted to the Network Architectures and the integration of WiMAX with other networks, both fixed and mobile.
Part V deals with Software architectures and Applications which help the process of mobile multimedia broadcasting. Case studies of prominent networks are given with country specific examples.
*Covers mobile broadcasting using a WiMAX network
*Case studies outine successful WiMAX network implementations
*Learn how tointegrate an exsisting network with WiMAX

HDTV and the Transition to Digital Broadcasting - Understanding New Television Technologies (Paperback): Philip J. Cianci HDTV and the Transition to Digital Broadcasting - Understanding New Television Technologies (Paperback)
Philip J. Cianci
R994 Discovery Miles 9 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

HDTV and the Transition to Digital Broadcasting bridges the gap between non-technical personnel (management and creative) and technical by giving you a working knowledge of digital television technology, a clear understanding of the challenges of HDTV and digital broadcasting, and a scope of the ramifications of HDTV in the consumer space.

Topics include methodologies and issues in HD production and distribution, as well as HDTV's impact on the future of the media business. This book contains sidebars and system diagrams that illustrate examples of broadcaster implementation of HD and HD equipment. Additionally, future trends including the integration of broadcast engineering and IT, control and descriptive metadata, DTV interactivity and personalization are explored.

This Book Gives You:

  • Clear explanations of the technologies you need to understand to talk with engineers and other broadcast technology professionals
  • A great starting place for those desiring a career in broadcasting in any discipline management, creative or technical
  • A historical and technical overview of DTV, HDTV, standards, and organizations
A Practical Guide to Television Sound Engineering (Paperback): Dennis Baxter A Practical Guide to Television Sound Engineering (Paperback)
Dennis Baxter
R1,255 Discovery Miles 12 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Television audio engineering is like any other business you learn on the job--but more and more the industry is relying on a freelance economy. The mentor is becoming a thing of the past. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TELEVISION SOUND ENGINEERING is a cross training reference guide to industry technicians and engineers of all levels. Packed with photographs, case studies, and experience from an Emmy-winning author, this book is a must-have industry tool.
* Author has won multiple Emmys and been the sound designer for the past three Olympics!
* Readers learn audio engineering for television from end-to end sports, comedy, drama, music, and news
* Packed with demonstrative photos and real world examples from an international production community

Technology, Television, and Competition - The Politics of Digital TV (Paperback, Revised): Jeffrey A Hart Technology, Television, and Competition - The Politics of Digital TV (Paperback, Revised)
Jeffrey A Hart
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the late 1980s and 1990s, the advanced industrial countries considered replacing the existing analogue television infrastructure with a new digital one. A key common feature to the debates over digital TV (DTV) in the United States, Western Europe and Japan was the eventual victory of the ideas of digitalism (the superiority of everything digital over everything analogue) and of digital convergence (the merging of computing, telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructures made possible by digitalization) in public debates over standards. Jeffrey Hart's book shows how nationalism and regionalism combined with digitalism to produce three different and incompatible DTV standards in the three regions, an outcome which has led to missed opportunities in developing the new technologies. Hart's book contributes to our understanding of relations between business and government, and of competition between the world's great economic powers.

TV Technical Operations - An introduction (Hardcover): Peter Ward TV Technical Operations - An introduction (Hardcover)
Peter Ward
R3,069 Discovery Miles 30 690 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

TV Technical Operations is an introduction for new entrants to the broadcast industry and is designed to prepare them for working in mainstream television by discussing essential techniques, technologies and work attitudes. The author explores: * the need to develop a professional approach * the occupational skills needed to meet deadlines, work under pressure and within budget * the importance of understanding the potential of broadcast equipment in program making * the need to keep up to date with the technique and technology * the responsibility to ensure continuity of experience and training in all craft skills that technical operators are required to work with * the need to maintain a critical appraisal of what and who influences working practices and how these influences affect production and viewers * an introduction to the basic skills needed to work as a multi-skilling technical operator in television * an introduction to broadcast equipment in general production use Peter Ward is a freelance cameraman and camerawork trainer working with international training and television consultancy. He was formerly head of cameras at Television South West.

Television Technology Demystified - A Non-technical Guide (Paperback): Aleksandar-Louis Todorovic Television Technology Demystified - A Non-technical Guide (Paperback)
Aleksandar-Louis Todorovic
R1,160 Discovery Miles 11 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Television Technology Demystified" is written for non-technical television production professionals. Journalists, program producers, camera persons, editors, and other television professionals need to know how equipment works, which performance levels are achievable, how to evaluate the technical quality of picture and sound, and other aspects of production; this book presents these and other essential concepts in a simple and non-mathematical way. Aleksandar-Louis Todorovic, a highly respected and well-known figure in the broadcasting community, has succeeded in making complex technology understandable.
*Learn about complex technical concepts such as interlace scanning and digital compression without complex mathematics, diagrams, and drawings
*Understand the potentials and limitations of the various and changing production tools available

The MPEG Handbook (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): John Watkinson The MPEG Handbook (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
John Watkinson
R3,100 Discovery Miles 31 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A complete, professional 'bible' on all aspects of audio and video compression using MPEG technology, including the MPEG-4 standard and, in this second edition, H-264. The clarity of explanation and depth of technical detail combine to make this book an essential and definitive reference work.
THE MPEG HANDBOOK is both a theoretical and practical treatment of the subject. Fundamental knowledge is provided alongside practical guidance on how to avoid pitfalls and poor quality. The often-neglected issues of reconstructing the signal timebase at the decoder and of synchronizing the signals in a multiplex are treated fully here.
Previously titled MPEG-2, the book is frequently revised to cover the latest applications of the technology.
* Benefit from John Watkinson's in-depth understanding of MPEG technology with explanations developed and proven in seminars presented worldwide.
* Comprehensive coverage of the main and latest standards--MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H-264.
* Learn how you can apply MPEG technology to achieve the best quality.
* Coverage of enabling technologies such as interpolation, motion estimation and transforms.
* An invaluable treatment of significant new extensions made available by MPEG-4, such as object coding, mesh coding and animation.
* Essential reading for those involved with the delivery of compressed audio, video, graphics and interactive capability over the Internet and broadband networks.

Interactive TV Standards - A Guide to MHP, OCAP, and JavaTV (Paperback): Steven Morris, Anthony Smith-Chaigneau Interactive TV Standards - A Guide to MHP, OCAP, and JavaTV (Paperback)
Steven Morris, Anthony Smith-Chaigneau
R1,144 Discovery Miles 11 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For any digital TV developer or manager, the maze of standards and specifications related to MHP and OCAP is daunting-you have to patch together pieces from several standards to gather all the necessary knowledge you need to compete worldwide. The standards themselves can be confusing, and contain many inconsistencies and missing pieces. Interactive TV Standards provides a guide for actually deploying these technologies for a broadcaster or product and application developer. Understanding what the APIs do is essential for your job, but understanding how the APIs work and how they relate to each other at a deeper level helps you do it better, faster and easier. Learn how to spot when something that looks like a good solution to a problem really isn't. Understand how the many standards that make up MHP fit together, and implement them effectively and quickly. Two DVB insiders teach you which elements of the standards that are needed for digital TV, highlight those elements that are not needed, and explain the special requirements that MHP places on implementations of these standards. Once you've mastered the basics, you will learn how to develop products for US, European, and Asian markets--saving time and money. By detailing how a team can develop products for both the OCAP and MHP markets, Interactive TV Standards teaches you how to to leverage your experience with one of these standards into the skills and knowledge needed to work with the critical, related standards. Does the team developing a receiver have all the knowledge they need to succeed, or have they missed important information in an apparently unrelated standard? Does an application developer really know how to write a reliable piece of software that runs on any MHP or OCAP receiver? Does the broadcaster understand the business and technical issues well enough to deploy MHP successfully, or will their project fail? Increase your chances of success the first time with Interactive TV Standards.

File Interchange Handbook - For professional images, audio and metadata (Paperback): Brad Gilmer File Interchange Handbook - For professional images, audio and metadata (Paperback)
Brad Gilmer
R1,144 Discovery Miles 11 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The authoritative work on file formats for global film and television! The FILE INTERCHANGE HANDBOOK is a must-have reference for every film and video professional moving to computer based production and distribution. It is the only book that gives a complete scrutiny and breakdown of all file formats for the transfer of images, sound and metadata. Geared to a global audience, this text will get you the information that you need to learn this brand-new technology. Upcoming industry trends are mapped out alongside technology standards in this complete guide. Learn the purpose, functionality, and structure of each standard format with this single major reference on file interchange. This handbook is the one-stop resource you want for this essential technology. Table of contents: Intro--Brad Gilmer, Gilmer & Associates, Inc. 1. History / background--Hans Hoffman, EBU 2. Metadata dictionary--Oliver Morgan, Metaglue Corporation 3. Digital Picture eXchange (DPX)--Dave Bancroft, Thomson 4. General eXchange Format (GXF)--Bob Edge and Ray Baldock, Thomson Grass Valley 5. Material eXchange Format (MXF)--Jim Wilkinson, Sony, and Bruce Devlin, Snell & Wilcox, Ltd 6. Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)--Phil Tudor, BBC 7. Windows Media 9-Advanced System Format (ASF)--Nick Vicars-Harris, Microsoft Corporation 8. Apple QuickTime--George Towner, Apple Computer, Inc. Praise for the File Interchange Handbook: "Brad Gilmer has assembled a timely and valuable reference work covering the technical and structural aspects of file formats and wrappers used for processing program content. The book provides a clear, concise description of the file wrappers together with valuable background and applications information. It has been tailored for the practicing engineer and technical manager. Chapters on the SMPTE Metadata Dictionary and the Advanced Authoring Format are particularly relevant. This book is a valuable reference work for every practicing broadcast and teleproduction engineer, every Information Technology professional, and those in the telecommunications field who are actively involved in the manufacturing, management, transport or delivery of media and entertainment content." - Gavin Schutz, Chief Technology Officer, Ascent Media Group "I found this book to be an excellent up to date reference manual and a "must read" for anyone currently involved in the design and implementation of multimedia facilities. It helped me to gain a better understanding of issues that must be addressed as we transition our stations from traditional base band audio video environments to a file based IT infrastructures." - Ira Goldstone, VP chief technology officer Tribune Broadcasting "In the mid '90s, CNN and other broadcasters recognized the need for standardized file exchange of broadcast material. Our technology plans mapped a path to an integrated production environment that was based on video files instead of video streams. With these new systems, we wanted to ensure that we could continue to leverage the best technology for the various parts of our production systems while taking advantage of more efficient content access. This created a strong need for open, standardized methods of exchanging video files that would support a variety of compressions and Metadata. These protocols needed to handle everything from simple file exchange to complex authoring formats for content in active production. Because of these needs, CNN pushed the industry to create several of the formats discussed in detail in this book and provided active user requirements during their creation. Within the next year, CNN will have systems in place that use MXF for file exchange between our production editing, playback and archive systems. And we have decided that all future systems will support MXF and AAF." - Gordon Castle, Senior Vice President, CNN Technology "Worldwide, the transition from traditional video systems to those based on IT is creating opportunities in all quarters. Enter the ubiquitous use of the file; files for archive, streamed files, just-in-time file transfers, proxy files, video server files, compositional metadata files, digital cinema files and the list goes on. Our industry was in desperate need for a file format guidebook until this reference came along. This is just what the doctor ordered. The formats in this book will become the cornerstones of all professional video systems for years to come. Don't get left behind. The file format train is leaving now and this book is your ticket to ride." - Al Kovalick, Strategist and Pinnacle Fellow, Pinnacle Systems

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