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NAB Book Store Partners with Focal Press Again

The NAB book store has once again partnered with Focal Press to bring to NAB 2003 all the latest books in broadcasting, telecommunications, film, video, graphics, animation, audio and multimedia.

Here is a little about Focal Press’s latest releases…

Interactive Television Production by Mark Gawlinski

Essential reading for all broadcasting and new media professionals – whether in production, marketing, technology, business or management. This new book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to the processes and issues involved in taking an interactive television idea through to being an operational service – based on the knowledge and experience of leading interactive television producers.

Developer’s Digital Media Reference by Curtis Poole and Janette Bradley

Designed for media professionals working across a broad range of formats. As “convergence” between the World Wide Web, multimedia, and television production communities continues, there is an increased demand for professionals to familiarize themselves with the many new delivery contexts, including hybrid DVD (where digital video content and computer data live on the same disc), interactive TV, and streaming media. This title covers all the essential technologies such as SVG (scalable vector graphics), SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language, a markup language for creating animations on the web), MPEG-4 (compression standard for streaming audio/video), and Dynamic Web Applications.

Fiber Optic Video Transmission by David R. Goff

The only comprehensive reference to the techniques and hardware required to transmit video signals over optical fiber. As the broadcast industry moves to HDTV and enhanced television standards become the norm, fiber will become the medium of choice for video transmission, and this book is a guide to transmitting video over fiber optic cables.

Photoshop 7.0 for Photographers by Martin Evening

An addition to Martin Evening’s award-winning Adobe Photoshop for Photographers titles, which have become must-have reference sources. Evening’s books are the only Photoshop books written to deal directly with the needs of photographers. This book contains a wealth of invaluable practical advice, with even more hints and tips to help you achieve professional-looking results.

MPEG Handbook by John Watkinson

The complete professional “bible” on all aspects of audio and video compression using MPEG technology. Fundamental knowledge is provided alongside practical guidance on how to avoid quality loss or the creation of MPEG elementary streams and their multiplexing into transport streams (including the problems involved in synchronizing all of the signals in a multiplex). The clarity of explanation and depth of technical detail combine to make this book an essential and definitive reference work.

Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces by Charles Poynton

Charles Poynton’s 1996 book A Technical Introduction to Digital Video became an industry favorite for its succinct, accurate, and accessible treatment of standard definition television (SDTV). In Digital Video and HDTV, Poynton augments that book with coverage of high definition television (HDTV) and compression systems. With the help of hundreds of high quality technical illustrations, this book presents basic concepts of digitization, sampling, quantization, gamma, and filtering; principles of color science as applied to image capture and display; scanning and coding of SDTV and HDTV; and much more.

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