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Digital Video and HD, 2nd Edition by Charles Poynton

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15

Introduction to HD

This chapter outlines the 1280 ×720 and 1920 ×1080 image formats for high-definition (HD) television, and introduces the scanning parameters of the associated video systems such as 720 p60 and 1080 i30.

FUJIO, TAKASHI, J. ISHIDA, T. KOMOTO, and TAIJI NISHIZAWA (1980), High definition television system – signal standards and transmission, SMPTE Journal, 89 (8): 579–584 (Aug.).

Today’s HD systems stem from research directed by Dr. Fujio at NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation). HD has about twice the vertical and twice the horizontal resolution of conventional television, a picture aspect ratio of 16:9, at least two channels of CD-quality audio, and a frame rate of 23.976 Hz or higher. By my definition, ...

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