Basic TV Technology: Digital and Analog, Fourth Edition addresses students' and nontechnical professionals' need for a basic guide to the fundamentals underlying all television and video systems. Although readers can find many books on production techniques, this book will illustrate how the principal pieces of equipment work, what their functions are, and how they are integrated to form a complex video system. This knowledge will make readers more adaptable to different models, makes, and features of equipment and enable them to figure out new applications and solve problems for themselves. This new edition of Basic TV Technology includes updated information on the advances in digital technology and HD and new information on LCD displays, disc based recording, and compression. Other topics covered include: *Nonlinear editing *Open architecture vs. dedicated equipment *Electrical theory and application *Special effects and graphics *The PAL system This book is in the accessible Media Manuals format, which integrates abundant illustrations and lucid text. Readers will become proficient in the technical concepts of video and television. Basic TV Technology: Digital and Analog, Fourth Edition is an essential resource for students and professionals of video media.Hartwig, Robert L. is the author of 'Basic Tv Technology Digital And Analog', published 2005 under ISBN 9780240807171 and ISBN 0240807170.