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A Broadcast Engineering Tutorial for Non-Engineers, 3rd Edition

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Important Updates!
This third edition has been reorganized and updated throughout. It encompasses new standards and identifies and explains emerging digital technologies currently revolutionizing the industry. Additions include:

."Broadcast Basics” - first principles for those who really are starting from scratch
.ATSC PSIP (Program and System Information Protocol) and Data Broadcasting
.More information on ATSC digital television standards and implementation
.Current TV studio operations - HD and SD systems, video servers, non-linear editing, electronic news rooms, closed captioning, and compressed bitstreams
.Station and network arrangements, centralcasting, and multicasting
.IBOC digital HD radio and methods for implementation
.Current radio studio operations - digital audio workstations, program automation, and voice tracking
.and much more!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Halftitle
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. 1 Introduction
  9. Broadcasting Basics
    1. 2 Types of Broadcasting
      1. Analog Radio
      2. Digital Radio
      3. Satellite Radio
      4. Analog Television
      5. Digital Television
      6. Satellite Television
      7. Cable Television
      8. Groups and Networks
      9. Internet Radio and Television
    2. 3 Sound and Vision
      1. Sound and Audio
      2. Light and Video
      3. Baseband
    3. 4 Radio Frequency Waves
      1. Electromagnetic Waves
      2. Frequencies, Bands, and Channels
      3. RF Over Wires and Cables
      4. Modulation
    4. 5 Analog Color Television
      1. NTSC
      2. PAL and SECAM
      3. HD Analog Video
    5. 6 Digital Audio and Video
      1. Digital Audio
      2. SD and HD Digital Video
    6. 7 Information Technology
      1. Binary
      2. Computers
      3. Storage
      4. Computer Networks
      5. Internet Streaming
  10. Studios and Production Facilities
    1. 8 Radio Studios
      1. Types of Studios
      2. Studio Operations
      3. System Considerations
      4. Audio Mixing Consoles
      5. Microphones
      6. Loudspeakers and Headphones
      7. CD Players
      8. Hard Disk Recorders and Audio Workstations
      9. Radio Program Automation
      10. Digital Record/Playback Devices
      11. Analog Devices
      12. Telephone Hybrids
      13. Remote Sources
      14. Audio Delay Units
      15. Emergency Alert System
      16. Audio Processing Equipment
      17. Signal Distribution
      18. Ancillary Systems
      19. Radio Master Control
      20. Other Considerations and Capabilities
    2. 9 Television Studios
      1. Station and Network Operations
      2. Types of Studios
      3. Studio Lighting
      4. Studio Control Rooms
      5. System Considerations
      6. Studio System
      7. Video Switchers and Effects Units
      8. Picture and Waveform Monitoring
      9. Television Cameras
      10. Film in Television
      11. Videotape Recorders
      12. Analog VTRs
      13. Digital VTRs
      14. HD Digital VTRs
      15. Optical, Solid-State, and Hard Disk Recorders
      16. Video Editing
      17. SMPTE Timecode
      18. Video Servers
      19. Nonlinear Editing
      20. Character Generators and Computer Graphics
      21. Electronic Newsroom
      22. Signal Distribution
      23. Video Timing
      24. Audio for Television
      25. Ancillary Systems
      26. Ingest and Conversion
      27. Television Master Control
      28. Television Automation
      29. ATSC Encoding
      30. Multicasting Operations
      31. Closed Captioning Equipment
      32. PSIP Generator
      33. Data Broadcasting Equipment
      34. Bitstream Distribution and Splicing
      35. Internet Streaming
    3. 10 Remote Broadcasting
      1. Radio News Gathering
      2. Radio Remote Production
      3. Television News Gathering
      4. Television Remote Production
    4. 11 Links
      1. Contribution Links for Radio
      2. Contribution Links for Television
      3. Network Distribution Links for Radio and Television
      4. Studio-Transmitter Links for Radio and Television
      5. Analog and Digital Systems
  11. Transmission Standards and Systems
    1. 12 Analog Radio
      1. AM Transmission
      2. Emissions Masks
      3. FM Transmission
      4. Stereo Coding
      5. Subcarriers
      6. Radio Data System
    2. 13 IBOC Digital Radio
      1. Phased IBOC Introduction
      2. Carriers and Channels for IBOC
      3. Modulation and Forward Error Correction
      4. Audio Compression
      5. AM IBOC
      6. FM IBOC
      7. Digital Radio Data Broadcasting
    3. 14 NTSC Analog Television
      1. Carriers and Channels for Analog TV
      2. Video Signal
      3. Audio Signal
      4. Vertical Blanking Interval Ancillary Information
      5. Closed Captioning and Content Advisory Ratings
      6. Analog TV Data Broadcasting
    4. 15 ATSC Digital Television
      1. Carriers and Channels for DTV
      2. 8-VSB Modulation
      3. ATSC Compressed Bitstream
      4. ATSC Video Formats
      5. MPEG-2 Compression
      6. AC-3 Audio
      7. Multiplexing
      8. Quality and Bit Rates
      9. Multicasting
      10. Closed Captions
      11. Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP)
      12. DTV Data Broadcasting
    5. 16 Transmitter Site Facilities
      1. Incoming Feeds
      2. Processing Equipment
      3. Exciters
      4. Power Amplifiers
      5. Transmission Lines and Other Equipment
      6. AM Antenna Systems
      7. FM and TV Antennas
      8. Towers
      9. Translators and Repeaters
      10. Transmitter Remote Control
    6. 17 Radio Wave Propagation and the FCC Rules
      1. FCC Rules
      2. AM Propagation
      3. FM Propagation
      4. IBOC Considerations
      5. TV VHF and UHF Propagation
      6. ATSC DTV Considerations
    7. 18 Conclusion
      1. Further Information
  12. Index