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File Interchange Handbook

Author: Brad Gilmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136037136
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The authoritative work on file formats for global film and television! The FILE INTERCHANGE HANDBOOK is a must-have reference for every film and video professional moving to computer based production and distribution. It is the only book that gives a complete scrutiny and breakdown of all file formats for the transfer of images, sound and metadata. Geared to a global audience, this text will get you the information that you need to learn this brand-new technology. Upcoming industry trends are mapped out alongside technology standards in this complete guide. Learn the purpose, functionality, and structure of each standard format with this single major reference on file interchange. This handbook is the one-stop resource you want for this essential technology. Table of contents: Intro--Brad Gilmer, Gilmer & Associates, Inc. 1. History / background--Hans Hoffman, EBU 2. Metadata dictionary--Oliver Morgan, Metaglue Corporation 3. Digital Picture eXchange (DPX)--Dave Bancroft, Thomson 4. General eXchange Format (GXF)--Bob Edge and Ray Baldock, Thomson Grass Valley 5. Material eXchange Format (MXF)--Jim Wilkinson, Sony, and Bruce Devlin, Snell & Wilcox, Ltd 6. Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)--Phil Tudor, BBC 7. Windows Media 9-Advanced System Format (ASF)--Nick Vicars-Harris, Microsoft Corporation 8. Apple QuickTime--George Towner, Apple Computer, Inc. Praise for the File Interchange Handbook: "Brad Gilmer has assembled a timely and valuable reference work covering the technical and structural aspects of file formats and wrappers used for processing program content. The book provides a clear, concise description of the file wrappers together with valuable background and applications information. It has been tailored for the practicing engineer and technical manager. Chapters on the SMPTE Metadata Dictionary and the Advanced Authoring Format are particularly relevant. This book is a valuable reference work for every practicing broadcast and teleproduction engineer, every Information Technology professional, and those in the telecommunications field who are actively involved in the manufacturing, management, transport or delivery of media and entertainment content." - Gavin Schutz, Chief Technology Officer, Ascent Media Group "I found this book to be an excellent up to date reference manual and a "must read" for anyone currently involved in the design and implementation of multimedia facilities. It helped me to gain a better understanding of issues that must be addressed as we transition our stations from traditional base band audio video environments to a file based IT infrastructures." - Ira Goldstone, VP chief technology officer Tribune Broadcasting "In the mid '90s, CNN and other broadcasters recognized the need for standardized file exchange of broadcast material. Our technology plans mapped a path to an integrated production environment that was based on video files instead of video streams. With these new systems, we wanted to ensure that we could continue to leverage the best technology for the various parts of our production systems while taking advantage of more efficient content access. This created a strong need for open, standardized methods of exchanging video files that would support a variety of compressions and Metadata. These protocols needed to handle everything from simple file exchange to complex authoring formats for content in active production. Because of these needs, CNN pushed the industry to create several of the formats discussed in detail in this book and provided active user requirements during their creation. Within the next year, CNN will have systems in place that use MXF for file exchange between our production editing, playback and archive systems. And we have decided that all future systems will support MXF and AAF. - Gordon Castle, Senior Vice President, CNN Technology "Worldwide, the transition from traditional video systems to those based on IT is creating opportunities in all quarters. Enter the ubiquitous use of the file; files for archive, streamed files, just-in-time file transfers, proxy files, video server files, compositional metadata files, digital cinema files and the list goes on. Our industry was in desperate need for a file format guidebook until this reference came along. This is just what the doctor ordered. The formats in this book will become the cornerstones of all professional video systems for years to come. Don't get left behind. The file format train is leaving now and this book is your ticket to ride. - Al Kovalick, Strategist and Pinnacle Fellow, Pinnacle Systems

Video Systems In An It Environment

Author: Al Kovalick
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136036172
Size: 23.97 MB
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Audio/Video (AV) systems and Information Technology (IT) are colliding. Broadcasters and other AV professionals are impacted by the transition to IT components and techniques. This is the first book to focus on the intersection of AV and IT concepts. It includes technology reviews and the tools to understand and evaluate key aspects of hybrid AV systems. Twelve chapters encompass a broad range of information including: IT integration, AV networking, storage systems, file and metadata formats, software platforms, reliability, element management, security, workflow improvement, AV technology, transition issues, and real-world case studies. Each chapter weaves together IT and AV techniques providing the reader with actionable information on the issues, processes and principles of seamless AV/IT systems integration.

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A Guide To Pc Operating Systems

Author: Michael W. Graves
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 9781401852498
Size: 46.85 MB
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A+ Guide to PC Operating Systems is an easy-to-read test prep manual targeted at candidates for the CompTIA A+ Operating Systems Technologies Exam, while detailed coverage of both Windows and Linux makes this a great reference for all readers taking a PC repair course. Well-organized, this guide includes practice exam questions, hands-on exercises, as well as separate glossaries for terms and acronyms. Each chapter is highlighted with buzzwords. Exam notes and sidebars explain related issues in detail.

Coreldraw X6 The Official Guide

Author: Gary David Bouton
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071790071
Size: 19.27 MB
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The only official guide to CorelDRAW—fully updated throughout to cover all the new features of the latest release CorelDRAW X The Official Guide is the one-stop tutorial/reference for learning how to create gorgeous graphics for a variety of print and web uses. Veteran graphic designer and author Gary Bouton shows you how to use the new product features, and shows off beautiful graphics and techniques in this Corel-authorized guide. Packed with examples and techniques, this book delivers details no CorelDRAW user can afford to be without! Ideal for beginners through experts getting started on the new release, the book explains how to install the software, use the illustration and drawing tools, work with text, apply colors, fills, and outlines, apply special effects, and work in 3D. CorelDRAW X The Official Guide Offers hundreds of tips, tricks, and shortcuts that show how to get the most out of product features, not just what the features do Includes online access to 30+ video tutorials of hands-on instruction from the author, plus CorelDRAW native files, stock images for tutorials in Corel PHOTO-PAINT, custom typefaces designed by the author, and other useful starter pieces for learning CorelDRAW Includes a full-color insert demonstrating results of various filters and effects Provides a comprehensive CorelDRAW X reference as well as drawing tips and illustration techniques Discusses print and web use and potential issues Explains how to use PHOTO-PAINT, Corel’s image-editing tool