Michael Robin reviews digital platforms to transport data streams. He looks at system requirements and minimum performance levels
Michael Robin explains why returning to basic concepts is essential in order to understand contemporary technologies
Michael Robin continues with Part II of his series on noise. This month he looks at digital noise, sources and remedies
Michael Robin reviews digital component video; how it's created and used, and the benefits it provides over composite video
The 20th century brought with it the need for the transport of pictures and sound. A large number of engineers and scientists working for Bell Telephone
Author Michael Robin explains the complex process of converting 4:3 images to 16:9 and back. The trade offer that accompanies the conversion is also discussed.
The latest revision of SMPTE Stan-dard 293M, defines the SDTV 720x483p image sampling system.
Michael Robin shows readers how analog noise is detrimental to the encoding results and what steps they can take to remove the noise and maximize the signal quality
The original development of analog television was based on the concept of direct, real-time, on-air transmission of live programs and, occasionally, films.
For the most part, the mechanisms of the natural world around us, including sound, operate in the analog domain.
This article is a continuation of our March HDTV data multiplexing article. It will deal with audio data multiplexing in the horizontal ancillary data
Because the ATSC committee could not agree on supporting a single scanning format, North America is faced with a choice of 18 formats if we choose a 60Hz-related
MPEG editing North American (FCC) and inter national (ITU) spectrum management concerns resulted in the analog television on-air channel allocations and
Audio synchronization Analog audio is difficult to handle. There are frequency response problems, distortion problems (harmonic and intermodulation),
In the 17th century, two scientists devoted their time to the study of light: Isaac Newton and Christian Huyghens. While trying to fend off falling apples,
With the advent of color television, North America felt the need to alter the frame-repetition frequency. We still live with the consequences of this
All source formats are transmitted using the same nominal 1.485Gb/s serial bit rate. The capacity for carrying ancillary data varies from format to format.
An ideal situation for large installations would be to incorporate EDH processors at every routing switcher input and output.
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