Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media

Figure 1.1 The enabling technologies of convergent systems are shown here. Combining these in various ways produces an infinity of ... systems can only be as good as the transducers. 2 Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media.

Author: John Watkinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136025308

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 747

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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.

Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media

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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, this 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", and "Television Fundamentals". He is also the co-author of "The Digital Interface Handbook" and Contributor to "The Loudspeaker and Headphone Handbook". It is written for engineers of any discipline (audio, video, computers, communications).; It demonstrates audio and video principles alongside the essential communications technologies: MPEG transport streams, DVB, Networks, Telephony, ADSL, Firewire, and ATM.

Communication and Networking

With the growing trend towards convergence in broadcast and communications media, Internet Protocol television (IPTV) that delivers real-time multimedia content over diverse types of communications networks (e.g., broadband Internet, ...

Author: Alan Chin-Chen Chang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642175872

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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Welcome to the proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Future Gene- tion Communication and Networking (FGCN 2010) – one of the partnering events of the Second International Mega-Conference on Future Generation Information Te- nology (FGIT 2010). FGCN brings together researchers from academia and industry as well as practit- ners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of communication and networking, including their links to computational sciences, mathematics and information technology. In total, 1,630 papers were submitted to FGIT 2010 from 30 countries, which - cludes 228 papers submitted to the FGCN 2010 Regular Sessions. The submitted papers went through a rigorous reviewing process: 395 of the 1,630 papers were - cepted for FGIT 2010, while 45 papers were accepted the FGCN 2010 Regular S- sions. Of the 45 papers, 8 were selected for the special FGIT 2010 volume published by Springer in LNCS series. 29 papers are published in this volume, and 8 papers were withdrawn due to technical reasons. We would like to acknowledge the great effort of the FGCN 2010 International Advisory Board and members of the International Program Committee, as well as all the organizations and individuals who supported the idea of publishing this volume of proceedings, including SERSC and Springer. Also, the success of the conference would not have been possible without the huge support from our Sponsors and the work of the Chairs and Organizing Committee.

Broadcast Engineer s Reference Book

... HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces, Morgan Kaufmann, 2003 Watkinson, J., ''Convergence in Broadcast and Communications Media,'' Focal Press, 2001 E. P. J. Tozer Zetrox Broadcast Communications 2.11 MPEG-2 2.11.1 2.10 HDTV Standards 297.

Author: EPJ Tozer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136024182

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1034

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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)

Media Convergence

Broadcast media, Shirky also points out, are good at creating very large groups (usually called audiences), whereas personal communications media such as the telephone are good at facilitating conversations. Convergent media bring these ...

Author: Graham Meikle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0230356702

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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This book focuses on how everyday media such as Facebook, iTunes and Google can be understood in new ways for the 21st century through ideas of convergence. Key chapters explore the development of the internet, the rise of social media and the new opportunities for audiences to create, collaborate upon and share their own media.

U and E Service Science and Technology

Communications & Convergence Review 1(1), 56–81 (2009) Christians, C.G.: Philosophical Issues in Media ... 26(1), 95–105 (2008) Na, E.Y.: Upgrade of the Position of Audience caused by the Convergence of Broadcasting and Communication.

Author: Tai-hoon Kim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642176445

Category: Computers

Page: 233

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Welcome to the proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on u- and e-Service, Science and Technology (UNESST 2010) – one of the partnering events of the Second International Mega-Conference on Future Generation Information Te- nology (FGIT 2010). UNESST brings together researchers from academia and industry as well as prac- tioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of u- and e-services and their applications, with links to computational sciences, mat- matics and information technology. In total, 1,630 papers were submitted to FGIT 2010 from 30 countries, which - cludes 223 papers submitted to UNESST 2010. The submitted papers went through a rigorous reviewing process: 395 of the 1,630 papers were accepted for FGIT 2010, while 50 papers were accepted for UNESST 2010. Of the 50 papers 8 were selected for the special FGIT 2010 volume published by Springer in the LNCS series. 27 papers are published in this volume and 15 papers were withdrawn due to technical reasons. We would like to acknowledge the great effort of the UNESST 2010 International Advisory Board and members of the International Program Committee, as well as all the organizations and individuals who supported the idea of publishing this volume of proceedings, including SERSC and Springer. Also, the success of the conference would not have been possible without the huge support from our sponsors and the work of the Chairs and Organizing Committee.

Communications and Broadcasting

This book features four types of invention: communication, media, broadcasting, and the convergence of all three with information technology in the digital age. The chapters on Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell, and Guglielmo Marconi ...

Author: Harry Henderson

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816057486

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 201

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Profiles ten individuals, including inventors, engineers, and programmers, who have greatly influenced the field of telecommunications, focusing on their contributions and the struggle to promote their ideas.

Politics and the Media in Britain

This change brought on to the policy agenda the possibility of regulatory convergence, whereby a more integrated regulatory framework would be established to cover all broadcasting and communications media (see Chapter 5).

Author: Raymond Kuhn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1137107286

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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This important new text provides an up-to-date account of the complex interrelationship between politics and the media in Britain. It starts by setting key policy areas in the context of technological convergence, globalization and initiatives at European level. It then addresses the key issues the role of the media in politics and elections.

Communication Theory

It is not only the second media age text which is to be reappraised in developing the book's themes but also some ... convergence ' are critically assessed for overstating a technologically reductive distinction between ' broadcast ...

Author: David Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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This book offers an introduction to communication theory that is appropriate to our post-broadcast, interactive media environment. The author contrasts the 'first media age' of broadcast with the 'second media age' of interactivity. Communication Theory argues that the different kinds of communication dynamics found in cyberspace demand a reassessment of the methodologies used to explore media, as well as new understandings of the concepts of interaction and community (virtual communities and broadcast communities).

International Communication Strategies of Chinese Radio and TV Networks

This also marked a new chapter in terms of convergence between broadcast media and digital technologies in China. New media also drive broadcast ... Throughout the history of international communication, broadcast media's importance is ...

Author: Duan Peng

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811044600

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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This book discusses the effect of communication strategies in the course of China’s national image building from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. The research data are collected via researcher’s in-depth observation as well as focus group analysis and case study of selected Chinese radio and TV networks. On the basis of the empirical study and drawing on theories of international communication and political communication, this book also introduces an analytical framework that can be used to evaluate the effect of communication strategies in practice. Especially, the framework is applied to systematically analyze the formation and application of Chinese Communist Party’s communication strategy with an aim at improving the national image and increasing its global influence. This book is of interest to graduate students and researchers who are interested in the broadcast communication in China.