A Technical Introduction to Digital Video
by Charles Poynton,
published by John
Wiley & Sons, 1996 (ISBN 0-471-12253-X, hardcover, USD
(Out of print. See Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces.)
The book was published in 1996, and reached fifth printing. The superseding edition, Digital Video and HDTV Algorithms and Interfaces was published in January, 2003, by Morgan Kaufmann. Because the superseding edition is on the streets, A Technical Introduction to Digital Video will soon be of print.
If you search on "Poynton," you'll encounter Henry James' book The Spoils of Poynton - that is what a former boss of mine, Hugh Lawford, used to call my computer programs!
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The Table of Contents is available online.
Two chapters are available online, in typographic-quality Acrobat PDF format:
Known errors are listed in the Errata. If you discover an error that is not listed, please report it to me by e-mail.2003-09-25a