Chapter 10: Video Recording and Playback



After reading this chapter, you should know . . .

  • The basic components and special attributes of video signals.
  • The advantages of digital signals over analog signals, and the basic methods of encoding digital video.
  • The importance of compression in digital video, and the major methods of compression.
  • The basic design and operation of digital video servers, including the concepts of ingesting and asset management.
  • Other digital-based storage options for video, including optical media and memory cards.
  • The basic layout and operation of typical videotape recorder operational controls.
  • The basic process of creating digital video files for use with computers and portable devices.


Interactive Blueprint

On Set Exercises

Review Exercises

Student Quiz

Key Terms List