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.
The book is for non- or semi-technical managers and executives who need an overview of of HDVT/DVT Tansition and the its role in business.
1. The Dawn of HDTV and Digital Television
2. A Compressed History of HDTV
3. The Fundamentals of DTV
4. The DTV Receiver
5. HDTV and DTV Standards
6. The Transition to Metadata
7. Emerging Technologies and Standards
8. The Future and Digital Broadcasting