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Digital Video
An Introduction to MPEG-2
by Barry G. Haskell Atul Puri Arun N. Netravali

RRP €154.95

Digital Video
An Introduction to MPEG-2
by Author Name Barry G. Haskell, Atul Puri, Arun N. Netravali

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List Price:154.95
Format: Paperback, 235 x 155 x 23mm, 455pp
Publication date: 15 Dec 1996
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
ISBN-13: 9780412084119


Digital Video offers comprehensive coverage of the MPEG-2 audio/visual digital compression standard. The treatment includes the specifics needed to implement an MPEG-2 Decoder, including the syntax and semantics of the coded bitstreams. Since the MPEG-2 Encoders are not specified by the standard, and are actually closely held secrets of many vendors, the book only outlines the fundamentals of encoder design and algorithm optimization.


Dedication. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction to digital multimedia, Compression, and MPEG-2. Anatomy of MPEG-2. MPEG-2 systems. Audio. Video basics. Digital compression: fundamentals. Motion compensation modes in MPEG. MPEG-2 video coding and compression. MPEG-2 scalability techniques. Video stream syntax and semantics. Requirements and profiles. Digital networks. Interactive television. High definition television (HDTV). Three-dimensional TV. Processing architecture and implementation - Dr Horng-Dar Lin. MPEG-4 and the future. Appendix A: resource guide. Appendix B: MPEG committee. Index.

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