A comprehensive reference explaining all aspects of adding video to a website, and covering all major vendors' technologies.
° Other books only cover one aspect of Internet video, or one vendor, such as Adobe, RealNetworks, QuickTime, or Microsoft Media
° Written for any web professional involved with adding video to their site, with a balance of conceptual and practical information
° Provides a comprehensive and easy to use solutions guide for a wide variety of the most common Internet video scenarios
Many companies today employ digital video on their web sites - think of newsclips on CNN.com or highlights on ESPN.com. A study released by the HTRCGroup estimates that 72% of companies currently use video, and that 97% planto do so in the near future. Internet Video ia a comprehensive guide that coversall aspects of adding video to a website. It explains the context, usage, andmethods for streaming digital video, and focuses on the technical aspects ofcompression, encoding, storage, and distribution. It explains how to scalesystems to meet demand for popular content, and demonstrates the advantagesof peer-to-peer distribution over the traditional broadcast model. It is writtenso that the reader begins with the basics, and progresses step-by-step to moreadvanced topics. It provides a balance of conceptual information and practicaladvice, complete with working code examples. Perhaps most importantly, it iscompletely vendor neutral, exploring the advantages and drawbacks of eachmajor vendor's products.
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1. Video Preparation and Capture.
Television Video Versus Film.
Interlaced and Progressive Video Tradeoffs.
Frame Shape (Aspect Ratio).
Analog Versus Digital.
Analog-to-Digital (A/D) Conversion.
Scan Lines (Vertical Resolution).
Lines of Horizontal Resolution.
Higher and Lower Resolution Sources.
Connectors and Image Quality.
Rectangular Pixels and Non-Square Projection.
Video Basics Summary.
Digital Tape Formats.
Digital Video Cameras.
Analog Tape Formats and Cameras.
Creating New Internet Video Content.
Audience Internet Connection.
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