[Piglit] "Digital Video and Television", by Prof Ioannis Pitas, 2013

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Dear colleagues,


I am proud to announce the publication of my latest book:


"Digital Video and Television", by Prof Ioannis Pitas, 2013.


The book provides the most up-to-date introduction to digital video and
television. The entire process is covered, from video production, to its
delivery through broadcasting or streaming. Digital video cameras, video
acquisition, color theory and visual quality are presented. Various video
compression methods (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, HEVC) and broadcasting systems (ATSC,
DVB, DTMB, ISDB) are overviewed. The latest trends in visual effects and
post-production for 3DTV and digital cinema are also presented. Stereo
(3DTV) video acquisition,  quality, broadcasting and display are overviewed.
Additionally, some aspects of digital video processing, like quality
enhancement, format conversion, image transforms or filtering, as well as
video analysis topics, such as motion estimation, human/object detection,
recognition and tracking, are overviewed. Video interfaces (HDMI, DVI),
optical storage (DVD, Blu-ray) and display/projection technologies are
presented. Finally, video description standards (MPEG-7, AVDP), archiving
and search/retrieval mechanisms are detailed. The book avoids delving into
extreme details, in order to be easily comprehensible by non-technical
readers. A concise list of chapters follows:


1) Introduction to digital video, 2) Digital video acquisition, 3) Human
visual perception, 4) Video processing, 5) Video analysis, 6) Video
production, 7) Video compression, 8) Digital television broadcasting, 9)
Media streaming, 10) Digital video interface standards, 11) Digital video
peripheral devices, 12) Digital cinema, 13) Three-dimensional digital
television, 14) Video storage, search and retrieval.


Available from Amazon.com for $26.96 USD:
(or £17.92 GBP or €21.85 EUR in the respective Amazon Europe sites).


Distributor: Createspace/Amazon,

ISBN-13: 978-9609156448,

1st Edition, paperback: 340 pages, dimensions: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm).


Prof. Ioannis Pitas (IEEE fellow, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, EURASIP
fellow) works on digital media at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Greece.  He has (co)-authored 9 books,  39 book chapters and 690 papers, 39
books in image/video processing. He has been many times invited speaker,
associate editor and  General or Technical Chair of 5 conferences. He
participated in 67 R&D projects and has 16500+ citations and H-index 62+


Chapter contents:


INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL VIDEO: Video basics, analog and digital video


DIGITAL VIDEO ACQUISITION: Image formation/acquisition, digital video
camera, image distortions, video quality.


HUMAN VISUAL PERCEPTION: Human eye anatomy, human vision modeling, color
theory, stereopsis.


VIDEO PROCESSING: Video quality enhancement, transforms, filtering, format


VIDEO ANALYSIS: Motion estimation, face/object detection and recognition,
image segmentation, object tracking.


VIDEO PRODUCTION: Pre-production, camera movement, lighting issues, shot
types, camera calibration, 3D scene reconstruction, computer generated
imagery (CGI), Digital video editing and manipulation, 3DTV


VIDEO COMPRESSION: Transform-based video compression, MPEG-2,  MPEG-4, HEVC


DIGITAL TELEVISION BROADCASTING: Channel coding, modulation, terrestrial and
satellite transmission, High Definition TV (HDTV), mobile TV. DVB-T/S/C/H,
ATSC-T/C-M/H, ISDB standards.


MEDIA STREAMING: Media streaming technology, encoders and servers,
communication issues, streaming file formats, media players (Real Player,
Windows Media Player, QuickTime media player, Flash player),
videoconferencing over IP.


DIGITAL VIDEO INTERFACE STANDARDS: High-definition multimedia interface
(HDMI), digital visual interface (DVI).


DIGITAL VIDEO PERIPHERAL DEVICES: DVD/Blu-ray optical discs, video
projectors, display monitors (LCD/Plasma).


DIGITAL CINEMA: Digital cinema standardization, digital cinema
post-production, digital movie distribution and playback.


formats, 3DTV compression and broadcasting, 3DTV display technologies, 3DTV


VIDEO STORAGE, SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL: Spatiotemporal video description,
multimodal audiovisual description, MPEG-7 standard and profiles, video
annotation, audiovisual archiving, indexing and retrieval, media asset
management (MAM) systems.





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