Cable is frequently worse than broadcast for loud commercials and uneven commercial loudness. The worst, of course, is commercially-supported online TV.
The book by Susan J. Douglas is part of the “Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology” series.
If you are a recent reader of this column or other sources of electronics news, you know that we are approaching a “silicon crisis.”
Video of comparable quality can be compressed to a considerably lower bit rate, often claimed to be half the bit rate, of MPEG-2.
In the 1950s, the movie studios made major efforts to lure people away from their newfangled TV sets and back into the theaters.
Perceived loudness, particularly of commercials, has been a problem and a complaint as long as commercial television has been with us.
I held hopes that once the analog signal was shut off and KABC-DT moved to RF channel 7, I would be able to receive it off-air.
These won't be broadcast or put on cable any time soon, but those in front of SMPTE are intended to be used in digital cinema capture.
We interrupt the series that has been running in this column on "ultra resolution," to bring you a message about what's going on in television today.
Currently, 1920x1080 is the HD video scanning format with the highest spatial resolution, but there are efforts underway to change this.
Although there is little equipment supporting it available, the interest in 1080p/60 as a future scanning format has been high enough to result in a SMPTE standard for an interface to accommodate it.
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