CCTV

From Light to Pixels

Author: Vlado Damjanovski

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012404607X

Category: Computers

Page: 616

View: 7680

The new edition of CCTV, a high-level professional reference, is expanded to cover all video compression techniques used in the ever-increasing assortment of digital video recorders (DVRs) available on the market today. In addition to demystifying DVR technology, the third edition also clarifies the technology of data networking and explains various compression techniques. Along with all this, the book retains the particulars that made the previous editions convenient and valuable, including details of CCD cameras, lenses, coaxial cables, fiber-optics, and system design. Updated to address digital techniques, networking, and the Internet in closed-circuit television Includes brand new sections on CCTV networking, digital video recorders (DVRs), various video compression techniques, and understanding pixels and digital image quality Fully illustrated with dozens of photographs, tables, checklists, charts, diagrams, and instructions

CCTV

Networking and Digital Technology

Author: Vlado Damjanovski

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080472192

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

View: 5483

Closed circuit television (CCTV) is experiencing a leap in technology using digital techniques, networking and the Internet. The new edition of this high-level professional reference retains the particulars that made the first edition a success, including the details of CCD cameras, lenses, coaxial cables, fiber-optics, and system design, but it is expanded to cover all video compression techniques used in the ever increasing assortment of digital video recorders (DVRs) available on the market today. This new edition of the book CCTV demystifies DVR technology. It also serves to clarify the technology of data networking. The theoretical section explains the various compression techniques. Networking is also a new and unknown area for many CCTV installers and this is explained in a brand new section. * New edition more accessible with reduc

Digital Video Surveillance and Security

Author: Anthony C. Caputo

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0124200435

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 466

The use of digital surveillance technology is rapidly growing as it becomes significantly cheaper for live and remote monitoring. The second edition of Digital Video Surveillance and Security provides the most current and complete reference for security professionals and consultants as they plan, design, and implement surveillance systems to secure their places of business. By providing the necessary explanations of terms, concepts, and technological capabilities, this revised edition addresses the newest technologies and solutions available on the market today. With clear descriptions and detailed illustrations, Digital Video Surveillance and Security is the only book that shows the need for an overall understanding of the digital video surveillance (DVS) ecosystem. Highly visual with easy-to-read diagrams, schematics, tables, troubleshooting charts, and graphs Includes design and implementation case studies and best practices Uses vendor-neutral comparisons of the latest camera equipment and recording options

Intelligent Network Video

Understanding Modern Video Surveillance Systems

Author: Fredrik Nilsson,Communications Axis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315399881

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4321

Offering ready access to the security industry’s cutting-edge digital future, Intelligent Network Video provides the first complete reference for all those involved with developing, implementing, and maintaining the latest surveillance systems. Pioneering expert Fredrik Nilsson explains how IP-based video surveillance systems provide better image quality, and a more scalable and flexible system at lower cost. A complete and practical reference for all those in the field, this volume: Describes all components relevant to modern IP video surveillance systems Provides in-depth information about image, audio, networking, and compression technologies Discusses intelligent video architectures and applications Offers a comprehensive checklist for those designing a network video system, as well as a systems design tool on DVD Nilsson guides readers through a well-organized tour of the building blocks of modern video surveillance systems, including network cameras, video encoders, storage, servers, sensors, and video management. From there, he explains intelligent video, looking at the architectures and typical applications associated with this exciting technology. Taking a hands-on approach that meets the needs of those working in the industry, this timely volume, illustrated with more than 300 color photos, supplies readers with a deeper understanding of how surveillance technology has developed and, through application, demonstrates why its future is all about intelligent network video.

Video Demystified

A Handbook for the Digital Engineer

Author: Keith Jack

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080553958

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

View: 4677

What doesn't have a video component nowadays? IPod, cell phone, computer, they all have video. And, of course, television which is a major source of our entertainment and information. Any engineer involved in designing, manufacturing, or testing video electronics needs this book! Each edition of Video Demystified has sold thousands of copies and answered many questions for electrical engineers across the globe. This fifth edition will keep the engineer up-to-date with next-generation digital video formats - Blu-ray and HD-DVD, development of new audio and video codecs - Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD, etc. - along with the all the latest information on HDTV, HDMI and IPTV(TV over the Internet). All broadcast, cable, and satellite standards will be updated to reflect these new codecs and specifications. The book will also aid in the design of devices and infrastructures from analog to digital television transmission - with analog transmission ceasing in early 2009 or before. *The next generation of digital video - Blu-ray and HD-DVD thoroughly introduced *All broadcast and satellite standards completely updated *Essential information for the upcoming transition of television signals from analog to digital

Silences

Author: Tillie Olsen

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558618791

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 449

First published in 1978, Silences single-handedly revolutionized the literary canon. In this classic work, now back in print, Olsen broke open the study of literature and discovered a lost continent—the writing of women and working-class people. From the excavated testimony of authors’ letters and diaries we learn the many ways the creative spirit, especially in those disadvantaged by gender, class and race, can be silenced. Olsen recounts the torments of Melville, the crushing weight of criticism on Thomas Hardy, the shame that brought Willa Cather to a dead halt, and struggles of Virginia Woolf, Olsen’s heroine and greatest exemplar of a writer who confronted the forces that would silence her. This 25th-anniversary edition includes Olsen’s now infamous reading lists of forgotten authors and a new introduction and author preface.

CCTV Surveillance

Video Practices and Technology

Author: Gerard Meurant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483292177

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 500

View: 1820

A complete reference on CCTV technology Gives practical advice on the proper uses of CCTV to best protect against crime Contains more than 100 photos of the most modern equipment available.

Light for Visual Artists

Understanding & Using Light in Art & Design

Author: Richard Yot

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856696609

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 6381

Light for Visual Artists is the first book to look at the way light can be used to create realistic and fantastical effects in a wide range of visual media. It is a valuable resource for animators, digital illustrators, painters, photographers, and artists working in any medium. Clearly written by a practicing illustrator, this book is essentialreading for both students and professional artists.

Advanced Biosignal Processing

Author: Amine Nait-Ali

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540895060

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 378

View: 896

Generally speaking, Biosignals refer to signals recorded from the human body. They can be either electrical (e. g. Electrocardiogram (ECG), Electroencephalogram (EEG), Electromyogram (EMG), etc. ) or non-electrical (e. g. breathing, movements, etc. ). The acquisition and processing of such signals play an important role in clinical routines. They are usually considered as major indicators which provide clinicians and physicians with useful information during diagnostic and monitoring processes. In some applications, the purpose is not necessarily medical. It may also be industrial. For instance, a real-time EEG system analysis can be used to control and analyze the vigilance of a car driver. In this case, the purpose of such a system basically consists of preventing crash risks. Furthermore, in certain other appli- tions,asetof biosignals (e. g. ECG,respiratorysignal,EEG,etc. ) can be used toc- trol or analyze human emotions. This is the case of the famous polygraph system, also known as the “lie detector”, the ef ciency of which remains open to debate! Thus when one is dealing with biosignals, special attention must be given to their acquisition, their analysis and their processing capabilities which constitute the nal stage preceding the clinical diagnosis. Naturally, the diagnosis is based on the information provided by the processing system.

CCTV Surveillance

Video Practices and Technology

Author: Gerard Meurant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483292177

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 500

View: 9017

A complete reference on CCTV technology Gives practical advice on the proper uses of CCTV to best protect against crime Contains more than 100 photos of the most modern equipment available.

NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Louisiana Master Plumbers Edition

Author: NASCLA Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934234860

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1890

Part 1 focuses on business planning and start up. This section will help you formulate a business plan, choose a business structure, understand licensing and insurance requirements and gain basic management and marketing skills.Part 2 is centered on fundamentals that you will need to operate a successful construction business. This section will cover estimating, contract management, scheduling, project management, safety and environmental responsibilities and building good relationships with employees, subcontractors and customers.Part 3 gives you valuable information for running the administrative function of your business. Financial management, tax basics and lien laws are covered. Effective management of these areas of business is vital and can cause you serious problems if you do not give them the proper attention.In addition to recieving the printed publication, you will also now receive, on the inside cover of the publication, an eBook access code card with the information to view the publication online through the Pearson Learning Solutions education platform.

Handbook of Face Recognition

Author: Stan Z. Li,Anil Jain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780857299321

Category: Computers

Page: 699

View: 2230

This highly anticipated new edition provides a comprehensive account of face recognition research and technology, spanning the full range of topics needed for designing operational face recognition systems. After a thorough introductory chapter, each of the following chapters focus on a specific topic, reviewing background information, up-to-date techniques, and recent results, as well as offering challenges and future directions. Features: fully updated, revised and expanded, covering the entire spectrum of concepts, methods, and algorithms for automated face detection and recognition systems; provides comprehensive coverage of face detection, tracking, alignment, feature extraction, and recognition technologies, and issues in evaluation, systems, security, and applications; contains numerous step-by-step algorithms; describes a broad range of applications; presents contributions from an international selection of experts; integrates numerous supporting graphs, tables, charts, and performance data.

Closed Circuit Television

CCTV Installation, Maintenance and Operation

Author: Joe Cieszynski

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080545734

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 4592

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance is one of the fastest growing areas in the security industry. This book is an essential guide for professionals involved the installation and maintenance of CCTV systems, system design, specification and purchasing and the management of CCTV systems. Unlike most existing books on CCTV, this title is not just a discussion of security issues, but a thorough guide to the technical side of the subject - cameras and monitors, video recording, cabling and transmission, installation and maintenance. The concise, accessible text makes it for hard-pressed practitioners and students on training courses. The second edition is fully dual-standard for PAL and NTSC systems. New material in the second edition covers lighting issues and equipment, digital signal transmission, integrated CCTV / intruder alarm systems, CAT5 cabling, digital recording, video printers, ancillary equipment, and a glossary. This book is recommended by SITO (the Security Industry Training Organisation, UK) as suitable for its courses, the City and Guilds 1851 programme, and the underpinning knowledge requirement of Level 3 NVQs from SITO / C & G. Joe Cieszynski is a well known magazine writer and a contributor to the SITO distance learning materials on CCTV. He has extensive experience in the industry and as a lecturer. * Demystifies CCTV technology for installers and managers * Concise, accessible text ideal for hard-pressed practitioners and students * Fully dual-standard coverage for PAL and NTSC based systems

Photo Forensics

Author: Hany Farid

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262035340

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 3744

The first comprehensive and detailed presentation of techniques for authenticating digital images.

Light

The Visible Spectrum and Beyond-Radio Waves, Microwaves, Infrared, Visible Light, Ultraviolet, X-Rays, Gamma Rays

Author: Megan Watzke,Kim Arcand

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

ISBN: 9781631910067

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 6929

A visual exploration of the power and behavior of light, across the electromagnetic spectrum, and how it affects life on earth and everything in the Universe. Light allows us to see everything around us, but humans can only see a sliver of all light, known as the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke present the subject of light as never before. Organized along the order of the electromagnetic spectrum, each chapter focuses on a different type of light. From radio waves, harnessed for telecommunications, to X-rays, which let us peer inside the human body and view areas around black holes in deep space, Arcand and Watzke show us all the important ways light impacts us. An introductory chapter describes what light is and how it behaves, while hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations demonstrate concepts and make for a stunning book that's a joy to read and browse.

The Designer's Guide to VHDL

Author: Peter J. Ashenden

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080568850

Category: Computers

Page: 936

View: 7657

VHDL, the IEEE standard hardware description language for describing digital electronic systems, has recently been revised. The Designer's Guide to VHDL has become a standard in the industry for learning the features of VHDL and using it to verify hardware designs. This third edition is the first comprehensive book on the market to address the new features of VHDL-2008. First comprehensive book on VHDL to incorporate all new features of VHDL-2008, the latest release of the VHDL standard Helps readers get up to speed quickly with new features of the new standard Presents a structured guide to the modeling facilities offered by VHDL Shows how VHDL functions to help design digital systems Includes extensive case studies and source code used to develop testbenches and case study examples Helps readers gain maximum facility with VHDL for design of digital systems

TV & Video Engineer's Reference Book

Author: K G Jackson,G B Townsend

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483193756

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 946

View: 2136

TV & Video Engineer’s Reference Book presents an extensive examination of the basic television standards and broadcasting spectrum. It discusses the fundamental concepts in analogue and digital circuit theory. It addresses studies in the engineering mathematics, formulas, and calculations. Some of the topics covered in the book are the conductors and insulators, passive components, alternating current circuits; broadcast transmission; radio frequency propagation; electron optics in cathode ray tube; color encoding and decoding systems; television transmitters; and remote supervision of unattended transmitters. The definition and description of diagnostics in computer controlled equipment are fully covered. In-depth accounts of the microwave radio relay systems are provided. The general characteristics of studio lighting and control are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to video tape recording. Another section focuses on the mixers and special effects generators. The book can provide useful information to technicians, engineers, students, and researchers.