Internet Video Books
e-Video: Producing Internet Video as Broadband Technologies Converge, July 2000, by H. Peter Alesso. Topics include transitioning from analog to digital technology, competing technologies, streaming video, calculating bandwidth requirements, transitioning from narrowband to broadband, bandwidth requirements, the explosion of e-Commerce, why long distance two-way communications needs Internet video, Internet video business models, video service business models, virtual shopping malls, video for on-line education, entertainment, producing video, capturing video, editing video content, how to produce video content optimized for Web delivery, preparing and developing source material, analog and digital tape formats, capturing the audio and video, audio and video requirements, video processing systems, video capture cards, capture applications, computer bus architecture, backup hardware, turnkey nonlinear editor systems, editing and adding effects, MediaStudio Pro, data types, data compression, image compression, discrete cosine transforms (DCTs), discrete wavelet transforms (DWT), fractals, hybrid wavelet-fractal transforms, image compression segmentation and edge detection, motion compression DWT, compression-decompression (Codec) standards, video compression methods, streaming video codecs, authoring tools, RealNetworks and SMIL, RealNetworks' RealSystem G2, RealAudio characteristics, RealVideo characteristics, encoding using RealProducer, creating a RealMedia clip, creating a Web page, publishing a web page, synchronized multimedia integration language (SMIL), SMIL general rules, inserting ads with SMIL, using RealPix for ads, Windows Media, converting existing digital video to ASF, publishing a Web page, embedded Windows Media files in Internet Explorer and Netscape, compression formats, Microsoft TV platform adaptation kit (TVPAK), QuickTime, QuickTime compression, StreamWorks, VDOlive, Emblaze, Inetcam, standards, broadband applications, TV over copper, compressing MPEG, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), switching SONET networks, Ethernet networks, multiplexors, signals, satellites, expanding the Internet, new bandwidth economics, video networks, Internet transfer protocols, serverless or server-based video streaming, and more.
Mastering Internet Video: A Guide to Streaming On-Demand Video, August 2004, by Damien Stolarz. Video preparation and capture chapter discusses video basics, television video vs. film, film-to-video conversion, aspect ratio, analog-to-digital conversion, resolution, capturing video, digital tape formats, film formats, and creating new Internet video content. Video compression chapter discusses compression, what codec to use, basic settings, advanced settings, a history of Internet codecs, spatial compression (JPEG), temporal compression (MPEG), and recommending a codec for your content. Video storage file formats chapter discusses the requirements for Internet video file formats, common Internet file formats, file formats vs. codecs, brief history of file formats, and common features. Streaming media server software chapter discusses types if Internet media delivery, Internet streaming servers, real-time viewing, ForwardError correction, content tracking, ad syndication, content control, scalability and fault tolerance, hierarchical server arrangements, and streaming server drawbacks. Video transport protocols chapter discusses how video travels across the Internet, scalable media transmission, network layers, streaming protocols, and streaming through firewalls. Enterprise multicast chapter discusses multicast simplified, and multicast complicated. Video security and digital rights management (DRM) chapter discusses protecting content, encryption technology, tools in the encryption toolbox, truly effective DRM, and guidelines for DRM. Internet video standards chapter discusses the browser wars, standards organizations relevant to Internet video, and creating MPEG standards.
Scalable Video on Demand: Adaptive Internet-based Distribution, October 2005, by Michael Zink. Discusses scalable adaptive streaming architecture, distributed systems, replication, products, standardization, scalable encoded video, congestion control (TCP-friendliness), caches, cache clusters, quality metrics for video, test environment, implications for MDC and FGS, optimal retransmission scheduling, heuristics for retransmission scheduling, cache-friendly viewer-centric retransmission scheduling, polishing and its applications, performing TCP-friendly streaming in combination with retransmission, implementation design, and improvements through scalable adaptive streaming. Appendices include LC-RTP (loss collection RTP), preliminary subjective assignment, and a toolkit for dynamically reconfigurable multimedia distribution systems.
RTP: Audio and Video for the Internet, June 2003, by Colin Perkins. Topics include RTP, a brief history of audio/video networking, voice and video communication over packet networks, TCT/IP and the OSI reference model, packet loss, packet duplication, packet corruption, network transit time, effects of multicast, effects of network technologies, effects of transport protocols, benefits of packet-based audio/video, the real-time transport protocol, fundamental design philosophies of RTP, application-level framing, standard elements of RTP, the RTP specification, optional elements, related standards, session description, RTP sessions, header elements, payload data, packet validation, translators and mixers, control protocol, media, audio, and video capture and compression; use of prerecorded content, generating RTP packets, timestamp's, packet reception, audio mixing, audio and video playout, lip synchronization, error concealment, error correction, congestion control, header compression, multiplexing and tunneling, and security.
How to Put Your Video in the Internet Today!, August 2005, by James L. Roach. Discusses the steps you will need to take to produce your own videos for the Internet.
Entertainment Industry: The Business of Music, Books, Movies, TV, Radio, Internet, Video Games, Theater, Fashion, Sports, Art, Merchandising, Copyright, Trademarks & Contracts, August 2005, by Mark Vinet. This book is an overview of the entertainment industry.
, August 2004, by Keith Jack. Discusses an introduction to video, color spaces, video signals overview, analog video interfaces, digital video interfaces, digital video processing, NTSC/PAL/SECAM overview, NTSC and PAL digital encoding and decoding, H.262 and H.263, consumer DV video compression, MPEG-1 video compression, MPEG-2 video compression, MPEG-4 video compression (including H.264), ATSC digital television, OpenCable digital television, DVB digital television, ISDB digital television, and IPTV.
Producing Great Sound for Digital Video
, November 2002, by Jay Rose. Discusses how sound works, how digital audio works, microphones, acoustics, recording dialog, voiceovers, ADR and effects, planning for sound, post-production hardware, levels, digitizing, editing voices, working with music and sound effects, and mixing.