e-Video: Producing Internet Video As Broadband Technologies Converge

H. Peter Alesso

  • 出版商: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • 出版日期: 2000-07-15
  • 定價: USD $44.95
  • 售價: $299
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 304
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0201703149
  • ISBN-13: 9780201703146

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The example-driven, start-to-finish tutorial for producing and delivering video across the Internet.

  • Key opportunities in e-Commerce, entertainment, education, and beyond.
  • Defining successful Internet video strategies: platforms, technologies, and step-by-step implementation.
  • Includes CD-ROM library of Internet video clips and key Internet and compression standards.
e-Video offers a wide-ranging, high-level overview of the future of Internet video in e-commerce, entertainment, and education. It will help any Web professional and manager make more intelligent decisions about Internet video technology -- and achieve first-mover advantage by implementing winning video applications right now. In Part I, Philip Alesso introduces the coming Internet video revolution, its key technical enablers, and its most exciting applications in e-commerce, entertainment, and education. Next, walk step-by-step through Internet video preparation, production, capture, and editing for today's narrowband to low-end broadband (1.5 Mbps) delivery systems. Understand data compression in depth, including new algorithms that will deliver breakthrough performance; and gain insight into the coming transition to super-high-bandwidth optical networks. Finally, understand the key network and server technologies and platforms associated with Webcasting, including software from Real, Microsoft, and Apple.

H. Peter Alesso is President of Video Software Laboratory, a video streaming Internet company. In more than 20 years as a computer engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Alesso gained experience with an exceptionally wide range of platforms and applications. He holds several software copyrights and has published extensively in both scientific journals and conference publications.

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Table Of Contents

List of Acronyms.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Introduction.
Overview.
Background.
The Bandwidth Problem.
The Bandwidth Solution.
How This Book Is Organized.
Who Should Read This Book.
Associated Resources.

I. VIDEO OPPORTUNITY.


1. Bandwidth for Video.
Transitioning from Analog to Digital Technology.
Competing Technologies.
Streaming Video.
Calculating Bandwidth Requirements.
Transitioning from Narrowband to Broadband.
Preparing to Converge.
Conclusion.

2. Internet Video Opportunities.
Bandwidth Requirements Differentiate Video Applications.
The Explosion of e-Commerce.
Why Long Distance Two-Way Communication Needs Internet Video.
Internet Video Business Models.
Video Service Business Models.
Virtual Shopping Malls.
Video for On-Line Education.
Entertainment.
Conclusion.

II. VIDEO PRODUCTION.


3. Producing, Capturing, and Editing Video Content.
How to Produce Video Content Optimized for Web Delivery.
Step 1: Preparing and Developing the Source Material.
Analog and Digital Tape Formats.
Step 2: Capturing the Audio/Video.
Audio Requirements.
Video Requirements.
Video Processing Systems.
Video Capture Cards.
Capture Applications.
Computer Bus Architecture.
Drive.
Backup Hardware.
Turnkey Nonlinear Editor Systems.
Step 3: Editing and Adding Effects.
MediaStudio Pro.
How-To Example.
Conclusion.

III. VIDEO COMPRESSION.


4. Video Compression.
Data Types for Different Types of Content.
How Data Is Compressed.
Image Compression.
Discrete Cosine Transforms (DCTs).
Discrete Wavelet Transforms (DWT).
Fractals.
Hybrid Wavelet-Fractal Transforms.
Image Compression Segmentation and Edge Detection.
Motion Compensation DWT.
Compression-Decompression (codec) Standards.
Video Compression Methods.
Streaming Video Codecs.
Authoring Tools.
Conclusion.

5. RealNetworks and SMIL.
Background on RealNetworks' RealSystem G2.
RealAudio Characteristics.
RealVideo Characteristics.
How to Encode Using RealProducer.
How to Create the RealMedia Clip.
How to Create a Web Page Example.
How to Publish a Web Page Example.
What Is SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language)?
SMIL General Rules.
Our How to Example.
Inserting Ads with SMIL.
Using RealPix for Ads.
Conclusion.

6. Windows Media, QuickTime, and Other Formats.
Windows Media.
Converting Existing Digital Video to ASF.
How to Publish a Web Page Example.
Embedded Windows Media Files in Both Internet Explorer and Netscape.
Start the Streaming Media Presentation in the Stand-alone Player.
Put Your Streaming Media Files into Media Services Server.
Windows Media T.A.G. Author.
Comparison of Formats.
Microsoft TV Platform Adaptation Kit (TVPAK).
QuickTime.
QuickTime Compression.
StreamWorks.
VDOlive.
Emblaze.
Inetcam.
Conclusion.

7. MPEG Streaming.
Standards.
Broadband Applications.
TV Over Copper.
A How-To Example for Streaming MPEG.
How to Compress to MPEG.
Conclusion.

IV Video Delivery.


8. High-Speed Networks Prepare for Video.
Building Bandwidth.
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode).
Quality of Service.
Switching.
SONET Networks.
Ethernet Networks.
Multiplexors.
Signals.
Satellites.
Expanding the Internet.
New Bandwidth Economics.
Integrating Separate Networks within the Optical Domain.
Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing.
Lightpath Switching.
Video Networks.
Internet Transfer Protocols.
Unicast and Multicast.
Multicast.
Models of IP Over ATM.
IPv6 and IP Integrated Services Over ATM.
Developing Intelligent Networks.
“Caching-In” on the Edge of the Internet.
Conclusion.

9. Server Requirements for Video Delivery.
Background.
Serverless or Server-Based Video Streaming.
Projected Video Server Loading.
Streaming Video Servers.
Computer Hardware.
Platform Operating Systems.
Video Server Performance.
Video Server Software for RealVideo.
A How-To Example.
Video Server Software for QuickTime.
Video Server Software for Microsoft.
Caching Servers.
Conclusion.

10. Live Webcasts.
Webcasts.
Live Broadcasts.
RealNetworks' RealProducer Broadcast Example.
A How-To Example Delivering Live Unicast with Windows Media.
A How-To Example Delivering Live Multicast with Windows Media.
Conclusion.

11. Future Strategies for Video.
Cable Leads the Way toward Broadband Delivery.
Scaling RealNetworks and Microsoft Codecs for Broadband.
HDTV Over the Internet.
Building Bridges between the Standards.
Conclusion.

APPENDICES.


Appendix A: Our Website and CD-ROM.
Appendix B: Standard Organizations.
Appendix C: TV and Tape Standards.
Appendix D: Telephone Standards.
Appendix E: Internet Transfer Protocols.
Appendix F: Compression Standards.
Appendix G: XML and SMIL Standards.
Appendix H: Wireless Standards.
Appendix I: Cable Standards.
Glossary.
Index. 0201703149T04062001


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