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Interactive TV Demystified

Author : Jerry C. Whitaker
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The first-ever, fact-filled introduction to the new world of interactive TV Interactive Television Demystified helps you understand why the advent of Interactive Television will alter the broadcast industry more dramatically than even the introduction of color did decades ago. This guide by broadcasting insider Jerry Whitaker is the book to go to for the straight facts on interactive TV: what it actually is, what services are possible, and how it is affecting and will affect the television, cable, and computer industries. Packing plenty of case histories, this look at the hype-and reality of media convergence uses a proven, topic-clarifying format to bring you up to speed on PC-based receivers and other smart appliances, and provides you with: Coverage of the ATSC and DVB standards Interactive TV business models Clear treatment of TV datacasting More

Interactive Television Demystified

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Interactive Television Production

Author : Mark Gawlinski
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Interactive Television Production is essential reading for all broadcasting and new media professionals - whether in production, marketing, technology, business or management. It will also be of interest to media students and anyone looking to get an insight into the future of television production. It provides a practical, step-by-step guide to the processes and issues involved in taking an interactive television idea through to being an operational service - based on the knowledge and experience of leading interactive television producers. This book can be used as a quick-and-easy reference guide, with each chapter containing a 'Chapter in 30 seconds' summary for easy reference, or read from cover to cover. Using accessible language, the author provides detailed descriptions of iTV software technologies (OpenTV, MHEG-5, TV Navigator), delivery technologies (cable, satellite and terrestrial) and production tools. There are also entire chapters devoted to key issues like the commercial side of iTV and the latest work on usability and design. The accompanying web site contains useful links designed to help with common iTV questions and issues. There are also entertaining quizzes for each chapter that let you test your knowledge of the concepts introduced in the book.

Television Technology Demystified

Author : Aleksandar Louis Todorovic
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"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.

Visual Content Processing and Representation

Author : Narciso Garcia
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The purpose of VLBV 2003 was to provide an international forum for the d- cussion of the state of the art of visual content processing techniques, standards, and applications covering areas such as: video/image analysis, representation and coding, communications and delivery, consumption, synthesis, protection, and adaptation. The topics of special interest include all the areas relevant to image communications nowadays, from representation and coding to content classi?cation, adaptation, and personalization. A meeting covering such a wide range of topics takes many years to develop. So, please follow a brief story of the evolution of this relevant and specialized forum and of its adaptation to the prevailing interests along time. At the beginning of 1993, the idea of a specialized workshop to discuss topics in advanced image communications came in Lausanne, Switzerland, at a m- ting of the steering committee of the International Picture Coding Symposium. Therefore, the so-called International Workshop on Coding Techniques for Very Low Bit-rate Video VLBV was born as low bit-rate research was considered to be the leading edge. The ?rst workshop was held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1993; the second at the University of Essex in Colchester, UK, in April 1994; the third at NTT in Tokyo, Japan, in November 1995;thefourthattheUniversityofLink ̈ oping,Sweden,inJuly1997;the?fthin Urbana (again) in October 1998. Until this last workshop, VLBV life was closely tied with MPEG-4, that is to low bit-rate research.

Demystifying Embedded Systems Middleware

Author : Tammy Noergaard
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This practical technical guide to embedded middleware implementation offers a coherent framework that guides readers through all the key concepts necessary to gain an understanding of this broad topic. It integrates big picture theoretical discussion with down-to-earth advice on successful real-world use via step-by-step examples of each type of middleware implementation. It demystifies core middleware, such as networking protocols, file systems, virtual machines, and databases; more complex middleware that builds upon generic pieces, such as MOM, ORB, and RPC; and integrated middleware software packages, such as embedded JVMs, .NET, and CORBA packages. Technically detailed case studies bring it all together, by providing insight into typical engineering situations readers are likely to encounter. * The only complete guide to middleware, one of the most important AND most widely misunderstood aspects of embedded systems - hundreds of devices, from digital TVs to smart phones, can't function without it! * Offers thorough middleware coverage, including basic theory and core middleware, as well as complex implementations and integrated packages * Detailed case studies, real-world examples, hundreds of diagrams, and a free CD-ROM provide context and aid understanding of embedded middleware

Video Demystified

Author : Keith Jack
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This is the most definitive, informative video reference aviliable, made more compelling byt the authors inclusion of the hottest new trends and cutting-edge development in the field. This book will serve as an invaluable guide to the designers and engineers who will design, create and deliver these products and services.

Multimedia Demystified

Author : Jennifer Coleman Dowling
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Learn cutting-edge MULTIMEDIA skills! Discover how to create impressive multimedia projects using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. Multimedia Demystified is filled with information on the latest technologies, as well as design and production guidelines. This practical guide provides a background on multimedia and then delves into the elements that make up a successful multimedia project. You'll learn about software and hardware tools, digital photography, sound editing, web authoring with HTML, vector graphics, file formats, computer animation, and much more. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Graphics, images, text, and typography 2D and 3D animation Music, sound effects, and video Authoring for multimedia functionality Software and hardware Delivering the final project to the intended audience Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Multimedia Demystified helps you master this marketable skill.

Video Compression Demystified

Author : Peter D. Symes
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CD-ROM contains: Encoders and decorders for DCT, Wavelet, and Fractal algorithms -- Video samples.

Demystifying Technical Training

Author : Wendy L. Combs
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Praise for Demystifying Technical Training "Demystifying Technical Training is a must-read for CLOs,managers of training, instructors, and instructional designers. Allwho read it will gain critical insights into how to lower the costand improve the efficiency and effectiveness of learning." —Wm. Douglas Harward, CEO and founder of TrainingIndustry, Inc. "Individuals interested in and accountable for derivingsignificant value from technical training investments will gaingreat benefit from reading this book and applying itswisdom." —Karen Kocher, CLO at Cigna Healthcare "Demystifying Technical Training is an essential,complete guide for any learning organization. The overviews andconcepts are clearly stated, while the case studies and sidebarsprovide practical examples you can apply in your situation." —Jean Barbazette, president of The Training Clinic andauthor of Managing the Training Function for Bottom-LineResults "Considering the cost of acquiring and developing talent, whywouldn't all CEO/COOs insist on investing in people to improveresults and reduce risk? This book demystifies the process ofdeveloping technical experts to increase the return on investmentin human capital. Bravo!" —Martin J. Menard, former group CIO at IntelCorporation "Technical training is a key to sustaining competitiveness inthe new economy. Learn how to leverage and optimize its value inyour organization through this wonderfully insightful and practicalresource." —Dr. Arthur L. Jue, director of global organizationand talent development at Oracle and co-author of Social Mediaat Work: How Networking Tools Propel OrganizationalPerformance "Don't be misled by the title—this book—whilefocusing on the often segmented world of domain specific jobskills—provides guidance valid for the full spectrum ofworkforce learning from soft-skills to 'technical' skills." —Ruth Clark, principal and president of Clark Training& Consulting and author of e-Learning and the Science ofInstruction